Coal Creek Theater of Louisville
AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENT - MUSICAL THEATRE – 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
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).
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) 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.
Saturday January 18th, 2020: 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Saturday January 18th, 2020: 2:45 pm - 4:45 pm
Monday January 20th, 2020: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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 for call backs may be adjusted (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 in MAY 2020:
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
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.
TECH WEEK: April 25 - 30. All actors are required to assist with load in during the weekend of April 25th. Details to be announced.
Louisville Center for the Arts
801 Grant Ave, Louisville, CO 80027
|| Heather Frost