AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENT – Coal Creek Theater Company of Louisville

FIRST DATE, The Broadway Musical Comedy

Book by Austin Winsberg

Music and Lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner    

Directed by Heather Frost

Musical Direction by Heather Hall

Choreographed by Stefanie Racugglia

 

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THE STORY:

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? (www.rnh.com).

 

CHARACTERS:

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 (Gabe / YouTube / Stoner Guy)—Male, any ethnicity. Bari-tenor 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 / Instagram / Edgy Rocker Guy)—Male, tenor.

Woman #2 (Allison / Google Girl / Female with Megaphone #1)—Female. Belt and some soprano.

Man #3 (Waiter / Casey’s Christian Father / Blaze / Twitter / Friendly Therapist)—Male, bari-tenor.

 

WHO SHOULD AUDITION?

Any actor 18 years or older, any race / ethnicity. All roles are non-equity and non-paid.

 

 

WHAT TO PREPARE:

  1. 1) 16-32 bars of an upbeat tempo from any compatible musical theatre work.

No acapella accepted. Accompanist available. Bring sheet music in a binder if more than 2 pages. 

FIRST DATE’s score has varying styles from pop/rock to crooner, rap, to a tango

2) A joke or funny story no more than 1 minute long

 

WHAT TO DO DAY OF AUDITION:

3) Please bring a resume, headshot, and list of conflicts from February 1st – May 17th

4) Arrive 15 minutes early to fill out audition form.

5) Wear comfortable clothes for movement/dance/theatre games

6) Plan to stay for the length of your audition session. If you are unable to stay and unable to attend a different audition session, please email us ahead of time.

WHEN:

Saturday January 18th, 2020:  12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Saturday January 18th, 2020:  2:45 pm - 4:45 pm

Monday January 20th, 2020:  7:30pm - 9:30 pm

 

WHERE:

Louisville Center for the Arts

801 Grant Ave

Louisville, CO  80027

 

CALL BACKS by invitation only:

Saturday January 25th:  10:30 am – 3:00 pm

Please plan to stay for the full session. Total time may be shortened based on number of actors invited to call backs.  We will release actors as needed. If you are unable to stay for the full session, please let us know before callbacks begin.

 

9 PERFORMANCES:

Curtain at 7:30 except Sunday performances will be afternoon matinee

Fri/Sat/Sun May 1st, 2nd, 3rd

Fri/Sat May 8th, 9th

Mon May 11th (7:30 pm, Industry Night)

Fri/Sat May 15th, 16th

Saturday May 16th matinee

 

REHEARSALS
Once the show is cast, we will have a few pre-rehearsal in February for read-thru/table work/comedy prep.  Rehearsals are:

March 2020: 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 19, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31.

April 2020:  1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23

A few weekend rehearsals will be added based on cast availability and room availability. Weeknight evening rehearsals are from 7 pm – 10 pm.  Weekend dates, times TBD.

All actors are required to help with load-in during the weekend of April 25th. 

TECH WEEK:  April 25th – April 30th, 2020

QUESTIONS?

Please contact Heather Frost at TCLHeatherf@gmail.com


  
About CCTL:
Coal Creek Theater of Louisville is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization based in Louisville, CO.  It
is an all-volunteer company that is celebrating its 31st Season.  CCTL is sponsored, in part, by
the City of Louisville.