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First Date (5 Actor Version)

Can this couple turn what could be a dating disaster into something special before the check arrives?

  • Full Length Musical
  • Comedy
  • 90 minutes

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Target Audience: Young Adult, Adult
  • Set Requirements: Bare Stage/Simple Set

  • Performance Group:
  • College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, 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 nor 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?

This version is for 5 actors. For the 7 actor version, click here.

REVIEWS:

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

The Hollywood Reporter

"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

"Sassy, madcap fun!"

 Associated Press

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

 WOR Radio

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 the Longacre Theatre.

  • Casting: 3M, 2F
  • Casting Attributes: Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle), Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
  • Chorus Size: Small

  • MAN #1 (Gabe / Reggie / Aaron's Future Son / Google Backup / Stoner Guy / Friendly Thearapist)
    WOMAN #1 - (Grandma Ida / Lauren / Allison / Google Girl / Female with Megaphone / Aaron's Mother)
    MAN #2 - (Waiter / Casey's Christian Father / Blaze / Blaze / Google Backup / British Artist)
    AARON
    CASEY