Meadville Community Theatre will be holding auditions for their upcoming production of “First Date,” directed by Sonia Neu.
Auditions will be held:
January 6: 7-9
January 7: 4-6
Rehearsal begin: Wednesday January 11th!!!!
When two people show up for a blind date, no one knows what to expect, especially Aaron and Casey. What starts out as a casual drink quickly becomes a crazy evening as inner critics take materialize in the form of best friends, crazy exes and the protective parents. Can this couple survive such a night of self-discovery and open themselves up to somthing that might last.
Show dates will be March 17-19 and 24-26. Please make sure you are available for all performance before auditioning. Rehearsals will be on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sundays.
Due to mature content, only individuals 18 or older may audition.
Please come prepared with an upbeat contemporary broadway selection. Monologues are welcomed but you may be asked to do a cold reading from the script.
ALL ROLES ARE OPEN!!
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.
Casey—Late 20s-30s, female. Great belt/mix voice. Daring, bold, and delightfully controversial. All as a defense mechanism.
Man#1 (Jewish Chorus/Gabe/Edgy British Guy)—25-40; Male, any ethnicity. GABE is the mega dude/womanizer. Has every answer to every question about women that has ever been asked. Aaron’ sbest friend since childhood. EDGY ROCKER/BRITISH GUY are bad boys from Casey’s past. Cocky and neglectful, they are overcompensating. Baritenor range.
Woman #1 (Grandma Ida/Lauren/Female with Megaphone #2/Aaron’s Mother)—25-40, Female, belt/mix with soprano. 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. GRANDMA IDA is Aaron’s dead grandmother, who feels strongly that her son should marry a Jewish woman.
Man #2 (Reggie/Aaron’s Future Son/Edgy Rocker Guy)—Late 20s-30s. Male, tenor. REGGIE is Casey’s fabulously fierce gay and over-imaginative best friend. Easily sent into a tailspin of jealousy, paranoia, and drama. EDGY ROCKER/BRITISH GUY are bad boys from Casey’s past. Cocky and neglectful, they are overcompensating.
Woman #2 (Jewish Chorus/Allison/Google Girl/Female with Megaphone #1)—25-35, female. Aaron’s ex-fiancé. Gorgeous, sexy, uptight, conservative, controlling, manipulative. Must have great belt and some soprano.
Man #3 (Waiter/Casey’s Christian Father/Friendly Therapist)—35-45, male, baritenor. A career waiter, who dabbles with songwriting and performing on the side. A romantic. CASEY’s CHRISTIAN FATHER is a stereotype super-Christian, praising the Easter Bunny and denouncing Judaism.