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First Date

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.

  • Full Length Musical
  • Comedy
  • 90 minutes

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Target Audience: Young Adult, Adult
  • Set Requirements: Interior Set, Exterior Set

  • Performance Group:
  • Community Theatre, College Theatre / Student, Professional Theatre
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? 

"First Date should be the first show you see this season."

 WOR Radio

"Sassy, madcap fun."

 Associated Press

"This is one first date you don't want to end! Fun and very funny by a pair of boffo lead performances that make a perfect match in Broadway's newest musical."

 NY1

"A winning crowd-pleaser delivered with comic verve and charm."

 The Hollywood Reporter

Premiere Production: First Date premiered in Seattle in March 2012, co-produced by 5th Avenue Theatre and A Contemporary Theatre.

The show opened on August 8th, 2013, at Longacre Theatre.
  • Casting: 4M, 3F
  • Casting Attributes: Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle), Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
  • Chorus Size: Small

  • MAN #1 (Jewish Chorus / Gabe / Youtube / Edgy British Guy)
    WOMAN #1 (Grandma Ida / Lauren / Facebook / Female with Megaphone #2 / Aaron's Mother)
    MAN #2 (Reggie / Aaron's Future Son / Instagram / Edgy Rocker Guy)
    WOMAN #2 (Jewish Chorus / Allison / Google Girl / Female Megaphone #1)
    MAN #3 (Waiter / Casey's Christian Father / Twitter / Friendly Therapist)
    AARON
    CASEY

  • Name Price
    Perusal Material Shipped immediately. This is optional. Order Now

    1 x Libretto/Vocal Books
    1 x Piano Vocal Score
    1 x Keyboard I/Piano Conductor

    $24.00/pm
    Pre-Production Pack Shipped upon receipt of a signed License Agreement and full payment of all invoices. This is optional.

    1 x Libretto/Vocal Book
    1 x Piano Vocal Score
    1 x Keyboard I/Piano Conductor

    $75.00
    Rehearsal Material Shipped a minimum of 3 months before the last performance. This must be hired as a condition of the License to produce this show.

    10 x Libretto/Vocal Books
    2 x Piano Vocal Scores
    1 x Keyboard I/Piano Conductor

    $550.00 +$135.00/pm
    Orchestral Material Shipped a minimum of 1 month before the last performance. This is optional.

    1 x Keyboard II/Guitar II (Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Keyboard)
    1 x Keyboard III/Reed (Bari Sax, Tenor Sax, Soprano Sax, Clarinet, Flute, Keyboard)
    1 x Guitar I (Acoustic, Electric, Nylon)
    1 x Bass (Electric & Acoustic)
    1 x Drums (Trap Set, Timpani (E and A), Ratchet, Vibraslap, Bell, Agogo Bells, Triangle, Mark Tree, Wood Blocks, Sticks, Brushes, Soft Mallets)

    $350.00 +$135.00/pm
    Lib/Vocal Book 10 Pack Shipped with (or after) Rehearsal Material. This is optional.

    10 x Libretto/Vocal Books

    $50.00 +$50.00/pm