First Date

AUDITION NOTICE – First Date @ Midvale Main Street Theatre

Now to November 13th – Video Submissions

November 15th – Invited callbacks

Show Dates: February 10th, 2022 to February 27th, 2022 (show will likely be double cast – all roles available)

Initial Auditions (Video Submissions): Submit (1) 30 second video audition in the style of the show and (1) short comedic monologue (no longer than 1 minute). Please use the following labeling for your videos – FIRST/LAST NAME – Name of Song or Monologue Audition. Submit them (along with your personal information, headshot & resume) to the below Google Form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdJbzzkVpJIiGH8WQKfc8kuVOWlDAfpY_6RdqlKuLM_qpLUqg/viewform

ALL SUBMISSIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 10PM ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13th.

Callbacks will be held IN PERSON by invite only on November 15th at 7:30pm.

***Vaccinations for COVID-19 will be required (for age groups eligible for the vaccine) to audition or work on a show starting with our first show of the 2022 season. All actors & staff will be tested weekly for COVID-19 during rehearsals & shows***

SHOW SYNOPSIS:

“When blind date newbie Aaron is set up with serial-dater Casey, a casual drink at a busy New York restaurant turns into a hilarious high-stakes dinner. As the date unfolds in real time, the couple quickly finds that they are not alone on this unpredictable evening. In a delightful and unexpected twist, Casey and Aaron’s inner critics take on a life of their own when other restaurant patrons transform into supportive best friends, manipulative exes and protective parents, who sing and dance them through ice-breakers, appetizers and potential conversational land mines. Can this couple turn what could be a dating disaster into something special before the check arrives?”

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:

Aaron— Late 20s-30s male. Tenor. New Yorker. Jewish investment banker. He has never been on a blind date before. Out of his element, nervous, and trying way too hard.

Casey— Late 20s-30s, female. Great belt/mix voice. Daring, bold, and delightfully controversial. All as a defense mechanism.

Man#1 (Jewish Chorus, Gabe, Edgy British Guy) 20s – 30s; Male, any ethnicity. GABE is the mega dude/womanizer. Has every answer to every question about women that has ever been asked. And probably has a catch phrase to go with that answer. Aaron’s best friend since childhood. EDGY ROCKER/BRITISH GUY a bad boy from Casey’s past. Cocky and neglectful, he is overcompensating. Baritone/Tenor range.

Woman #1 (Grandma Ida, Lauren, Aaron’s Mother) 25 – 40, Female, belt/mix with soprano. Casey’s sister, LAUREN is happily (somewhat) married to her highly successful husband, Kevin, and wonders out loud why Casey can’t break her bad habits and learn how to catch a winner. Constantly trying to fix Casey, Lauren is more concerned with listening to her own advice than actually helping her sister. GRANDMA IDA is Aaron’s dead grandmother, who feels strongly that her grandson should marry a Jewish woman. AARON’S MOTHER: An absentee mother, regretful sings duet with Aaron- The Things I Never Said

Man #2 (Reggie, Aaron’s Future Son, Edgy Rocker Guy) Late 20s – 30s, Tenor. REGGIE is Casey’s fabulously fierce gay and over-imaginative best friend. Easily sent into a tailspin of jealousy, paranoia, and drama. EDGY ROCKER/BRITISH GUY are bad boys from Casey’s past. Cocky and neglectful, they are overcompensating. Aaron and Casey’s FUTURE SON: A premonition of the future; confused whether to follow Judaism or Catholicism, Rapper.

Woman #2 (Allison, Jewish Chorus, Others) 25 – 35, ALLISON: Aaron’s ex-fiancé. Gorgeous, sexy, uptight, conservative, controlling, manipulative. Must have great belt and some soprano.

Man #3 (Waiter, Casey’s Father, Friendly Therapist) 35 – 45, Baritone/Tenor. A career WAITER, who dabbles with songwriting and performing on the side. A romantic. He wants nothing more than for love to blossom in his restaurant. A closet poet as well. CASEY’S FATHER is a stereotype super-Christian, praising the Easter Bunny and denouncing Judaism.

DIRECTORIAL TEAM:

Director/Producer: Tammy Ross

Assistant Director: Kristina Stone

Production Assistant/Stage Manager: Natasha Kunzler

Music Director: Halee Young Ballash

Choreographer: Allie Valdez

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One Response to First Date

  1. Jeff Stults says:

    I’m unable to attach my resume, headshot or videos. It says the files are too large. Can I e-mail them to someone for consideration?

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