First Date

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First Date

Full-Length Musical, Comedy  /  4f, 3m

Adaptation Written Austin Winsberg
Music and Lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner

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.

Image: Joan Marcus

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    4f, 3m
  • Duration
    Duration
    90 minutes
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Romantic Comedy
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)
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Details

Summary
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?

Cast Attributes
  • Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
  • Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
Keywords
Performing Groups
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
PRINCIPALS
1 Man
1 Woman

FEATURED
2 Women
3 Men

CHARACTERS
(in order of appearance)
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 with Megaphone #1)
Man #3 (Waiter / Casey's Christian Father / Twitter / Friendly Therapist)
Aaron
Casey
  • Time Period Present Day
  • Setting First Date takes place in a restaurant and on the street in present day New York City
  • Features Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
  • Duration 90 minutes

Media

“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

Videos

  • FIRST DATE: "Things I've Never Said"

Photos

  • First Date

    Image: Joan Marcus

Music

Music Samples

1. "The One" - Company
2. "First Impressions" - Aaron and Casey
3. "Bailout Song #1" - Reggie
4. "The Girl for You" - Company
5. "The Awkward Pause" - Company
6. "Allison's Theme #1" - Allison
7. "The World Wide Web Is Forever" - Company
8. "That's Why You Love Me" - Bad Boys
9. "Bailout Song #2" - Reggie
10. "Safer" - Casey
11. "I'd Order Love" - Waiter
12. "Allison's Theme #2" - Aaron
13. "The Things I Never Said" - Aaron and Aaron's Mother
14. "Bailout Song #3" - Reggie
15. "In Love With You" - Aaron
16. "The Check!" - Company
17. "Something That Will Last" - Casey, Aaron and Company
18. "First Impressions (Reprise)" - Waiter and Reggie
19. "Something That Will Last" - Casey, Aaron and Company
Full Orchestration

Piano-Conductor
Reed (Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxphone, Clarinet, Flute)
Guitar 1 
Guitar 2
Drums
Bass

  • Musical StyleClassic Broadway, Contemporary Broadway
  • Dance RequirementsMinimal
  • Vocal DemandsDifficult
  • Orchestra SizeSmall/Combo
  • Chorus SizeNo Chorus

Materials

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1 Piano-Conductor
1 Piano-Vocal
9 Libretto-Vocal Book
1 Reed
1 Guitar 1
1 Guitar 2
1 Drums
1 Bass
1 Piano-Vocal
9 Libretto-Vocal Book

Authors

Austin Winsberg

Austin Winsberg is the book writer of the Broadway musical First Date, which enjoyed a sold-out run at Seattle's 5th Ave/ACT Theatres in 2012, prior to opening at the Longacre Theatre on Broadway in August 2013. Austin is primarily a writer/producer for film and television. H ...

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Alan Zachary

Alan Zachary co-wrote songs for Broadway's romantic comedy musical First Date, which opened at the Longacre Theatre on Broadway after selling out its run at Seattle's 5th Ave/ACT Theatres. Zachary (with co-writer Michael Weiner) recently also wrote songs based on material by ...

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Michael Weiner

Michael Weiner co-wrote music and lyrics for the Broadway musical First Date, which ran at the Longacre Theatre in New York starring Zachary Levi (Disney's Tangled, TV's Chuck) after a sold-out run at Seattle's 5th Avenue/ACT Theatres. The romantic comedy musical has now been ...

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