ISU Theatre: First Date Auditions



Written by Austin Winsberg

Music and Lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner


Director - Davis Vande Steeg

Musical Director - Tyler Bainter

Choreographer - Davis Vande Steeg

Assistant Choreographers - Abby Luchsinger and Andrew Roskos


Audition Details:

Wednesday, January 16
6:00 – 10:00 pm in 308 Carver
Sign Up here for an audition slot


Production Details:
Rehearsals begin January 28 and will generally be Monday-Friday evenings
Performances are March 28-30th, including a matinee on March 30 at 2:00 pm

Thursday, January 17
What to prepare?:
Perform (memorized if possible) one or more of the audition cuttings from the show. Sheet music can be picked up outside of Carver 310. Piano accompaniment will be provided.

Men’s Cuts:

First Impressions - 33-59

I’d Order Love - 6-43


Women’s Cuts:

First Impression - 81-107

Allison’s Theme #1 - Full Song

Roles Available:

FIRST DATE Character Breakdown. All roles open to performers of all races and ethnicities:

Aaron—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—Female. Great belt/mix voice. Daring, bold, and delightfully controversial. All as a defense mechanism.

Man#1 (Jewish Chorus/Gabe/Edgy British Guy)—Male, any ethnicity. Baritenor range.

Woman #1 (Grandma Ida/Lauren/Female with Megaphone #2/Aaron’s Mother)—Female, belt/mix with soprano.

Man #2 (Reggie/Aaron’s Future Son/Edgy Rocker Guy)—Male, tenor.

Woman #2 (Jewish Chorus/Allison/Google Girl/Female with Megaphone #1)—Female. Must have great belt and some soprano.

Man #3 (Waiter/Casey’s Christian Father/Friendly Therapist)—Male, baritenor.


First Date Description:

When Aaron and Casey are set up on a blind date by their friends, they don’t expect the night to last. After a few drinks and being convinced by the waiter, a hopeless romantic, their evening starts to be impacted by their vivid imaginations. From being bombarded by their friends and families interrupting each important moment, getting caught still being interested in their ex, and even being scolded by their dead Jewish grandma; Aaron and Casey have a lot on their plate. Combined with a score of varying styles to accompany their evening from pop/rock to sinatra, all the way to a tango; they soon begin to realize the potential of what this first date could become. The first date usually gives you a first impression of the person but there is always more than meets the eye and by taking a second glance there might be something worth pursuing.