Carrollwood Cultural Center and Director, Keith Eisenstadt, are holding auditions for First Date. Seeking actors to portray multiple characters at a time so flexibility, range, and diversity in performance is a must.
This high energy fast-paced show focuses on the night blind date newbie Aaron is set up with serial dater Casey. A casual drink at a busy NYC restaurant turns into a hilarious high-stakes dinner. Can this couple turn what could be a dating disaster into something special before the check arrives?
We are seeking a small cast of actors who can sing and act very well, handle contemporary musical theatre style with ease, and have great comedic timing – also for a role or two puppetry skills are a plus.
Please prepare up to 32 measures of a selection that best showcases your voice and acting abilities. An accompanist will be provided; please bring sheet music in the correct key. Acapella or tracks will not be accepted.
IMPORTANT PRODUCTION DATES
Auditions June 26 and 27, 2022 with possible call backs on the June 28th
Rehearsals Begin: Monday July 18th
Tech Week: Begins September 11, 2022
Performance Dates: September 16, 17, 23, and 24 @8pm, September 18, 25 @ 2pm
Aaron – 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 – Great belt/mix, Daring, bold, and delightfully controversial – all a defense mechanism.
Ensemble – will play all of the other roles
The Center is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion. We encourage all performers of all abilities, races and ethnicity, gender identities and sexuality, and ages to attend every audition. To performers with disabilities, please contact [email protected] to indicate if you need any special services, assistance, or appropriate modifications to fully participate in this audition.
Please email [email protected] with questions regarding auditions for this production.
Adaptation by Austin Winsberg
Music and Lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner
Orchestrations by August Eriksmoen
Vocal & Incidental Music Arrangements by Dominick Amendum
FIRST DATE is presented by special arrangement with Concord Theatricals.
(Content Warning: Adult language and situations including sex and sexuality)