Equinox Theatre Company Announces Auditions for:
First Date
Adaptation by Austin Winsberg
Music & Lyrics by Alan Zachary & Michael Weiner
Directed by Kathryn Gourley
Music Direction by Kelly Bidstrup Graham


Equinox Theatre Company is excited to announce open auditions for the third show of its 12th season – First Date. Auditions will be held March 7 from 11 AM to 2 PM at The Bug Theater, 3654 Navajo Street in Denver. Callbacks will be held March 8 from 6 PM to 9 PM also at the Bug Theatre.

Performances will be June 5 through 27 on Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 PM. There will also be one industry night TBD. Rehearsals will begin right away and will be held at The Bug Theatre with some rehearsals off-site at a church near Evans and University in Denver.  

This is a non-equity production; a small stipend is paid at the end of the run.
Please note – you must be over 18 to audition for this production.

16 to 32 bars of a song in similar style to the show. No CDs or A Capella auditions, an accompanist will be provided. Please bring your headshot and resume along with all your conflicts through June 27, 2020.

About the show: When blind date newbie Aaron is set up with serial-dater Casey, a casual drink at a busy 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?

Seeking diverse actors of all types over the age of 18 to play the following roles:

Aaron—Male. Tenor. 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 (Jewish Chorus/Gabe/Edgy British 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/Edgy Rocker Guy/Blaze)—Male, tenor.

Woman #2 (Jewish Chorus/Allison/Google Girl/Female with Megaphone #1)—Female. Must have great belt and some soprano.

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