AUDITIONS ANNOUNCED FOR “FIRST DATE, THE MUSICAL” AT THEATRE 29
MONDAY, MARCH 5th 6:30PM
THEATRE 29 ANNOUNCES AUDITIONS FOR CONTEMPORARY BROADWAY MUSICAL “FIRST DATE, THE MUSICAL”
Twentynine Palms Ca: Auditions for the spring production of Theatre 29’s 2018 season, the modern Broadway musical “FIRST DATE, THE MUSICAL”, have been scheduled for Monday, March 5th at 6:30pm on the Theatre 29 Main Stage at 73637 Sullivan Road in Twentynine Palms. The hilarious story of this most awkward of blind dates will take the stage for four weeks beginning April 27st through May 20th.
Opposites attract in this uproarious romantic musical comedy about the chances we take to find love. When tightly wound Aaron is set up with cool girl Casey, a quick drink turns into a hilarious dinner served with sides of Google background checks, fake emergency phone calls, a slew of bad boy and uptown girl exes, and some seriously saucy chemistry. Can this mismatched pair turn what could be a dining disaster into something special before the check arrives, or end up at another table for one? A sweet and sassy contemporary Broadway musical making its Inland Empire debut!
Veteran director Charles Harvey will be seeking a cast of 5 (2 female; 3 male) musical performers for this production. ALL ROLES MUST SING! All roles but Casey and Aaron will play multiple roles (most of whom are either mental flashbacks or imaginary characters). The roles being cast are:
Aaron—Late 20s-30s 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. He is charming and “an open book”.
Casey—Late 20s-30s, female. Great belt/mix voice. Daring, bold, and delightfully controversial. All as a defense mechanism.
Man #1 (Gabe/Reggie/Aaron’s Future Son/Google Backup/Stoner Guy/Friendly Therapist)—25-40; Male, any ethnicity. GABE is the mega dude/womanizer. Has every answer to every question about women that has ever been asked. And probably has a catch phrase to go with that answer. Aaron's best friend since childhood. REGGIE is Casey's fabulously fierce gay and over-imaginative best friend. Easily sent into a tailspin of jealousy, paranoia, and drama. AARON’S FUTURE SON an imagined worst -case scenario of a son to Aaron. Over the top angsty rapper. STONER GUY is a bad boy from Casey's past. Cocky and neglectful, they are overcompensating. Baritenor range. FRIENDLY THERAPIST, a disinterested therapist for Casey.
Woman #1 (Grandma Ida/Lauren/Allison/Google Girl/Female with Megaphone/Aaron’s Mother)—25-40, Female, belt/mix with soprano. GRANDMA IDA is Aaron's dead grandmother, who feels strongly that her son should marry a Jewish woman. Casey's sister, LAUREN is happily (somewhat) married to her highly successful husband, Kevin, and wonders out loud why Casey can't break her bad habits and learn how to catch a winner. Constantly trying to fix Casey, Lauren is more concerned with listening to her own advice than actually helping her sister. LAUREN Aaron's ex-fiancé. Gorgeous, sexy, uptight, conservative, controlling, manipulative. Must have great belt and some soprano. AARON’S MOTHER a memory of Aaron’s mother voiced through a letter, she died while he was young.
Man #2 (Waiter/Casey’s Christian Father/Blaze/Google Backup/British Rocker Guy)—35-45, male, baritenor. A career waiter, who dabbles with songwriting and performing on the side. A romantic. He wants nothing more than for love to blossom in his restaurant. A closet poet as well. CASEY's CHRISTIAN FATHER is a stereotype super-Christian, praising the Easter Bunny and denouncing Judaism in an cartoonish imagined context, BLAZE is Casey’s four year old son who appears as a hand puppet. BRITISH ROCKER GUY over the top bad boy, cocky and neglectful, self absorbed.
Auditions will consist of vocalization for 16 bars in the style of the show, movement and cold readings. Bring a karaoke or non-vocal backing track on CD (Musical Theatre piece, no original works or pop songs). An accompanist will not be provided. If you bring accompaniment on mobile device or phone, please bring a speaker for the device as well. Dress prepared to move. Production is also seeking technical assistance as stagehands, set builders and costume construction. Any wishing to participate in these capacities, please also attend auditions (you will not be required to audition). For more information, check out the audition details on Theatre 29’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/Theatre29TwentyninePalms or on www.theatre29.org/auditions or contact the director, Charles Harvey, via email at [email protected].