Equinox Theatre Company Announces Auditions for First Date
Adaptation by Austin Winsberg Music and Lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner
Directed by Kathryn Gourley
Music Direction by Kelly Bidstrup Graham
Auditions will be held February 19th from 10 AM to 1 PM
at the Colorado Free University Room 206
located at 7653 E 1st Place in Denver
Callbacks will be held February 20th from 10 am to Noon
also at the Colorado Free University Room 206
Performances will be May 20th through June 18th on Friday and Saturday evenings at 730 PM at the John Hand Theater.
There will also be two industry nights TBD.
Rehearsals will begin March 21st and will be held at the same location 3 nights per week.
This is a nonequity production. A small stipend of 100 dollars is paid at the end of the run as a base rate, with the potential for an additional stipend based on ticket sales.
Please note you must be over 18 to audition for this production and be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 including 2 shots and at least one booster, or 1 Johnson and Johnson shot plus at least one booster. Weekly tests may also be required but depend on current community rates and cast comfort.
Equinox Theatre Company adheres to the Colorado Theatre Guild’s Community Standards and strives to ensure the safety and security of all artists. Equinox is committed to being an environment where sexual harassment, in any form, is not tolerated and will be thoroughly investigated and dealt with, with no fear of reprisal and with the utmost respect to the victims of said harassment if it ever occurs. As a part of Equinox’s Zero Tolerance policy, all Board Members and production directors are required to complete harassment training to learn how to identify and report harassment within productions so that all artists involved are safe. This also includes each cast appointing a representative to act as the voice of the show, should any issue arise. Said representative will have direct communication with a board member that is not involved within the production. Additionally, a confidential third-party hotline will be available to all participants to voice concerns.
PLEASE NOTE In a shift from previous Equinox convention, there will be no direct callbacks for Equinox alumni. We would absolutely love to see all of our familiar faces at auditions.
Prepare 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 18, 2022, as well as proof of vaccination.
About the show When blind date newbie Aaron is set up with serial-dater Casey, a casual drink at a busy Colorado 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 ethnicities, sexual orientations and gender identities over the age of 18 to play the following roles. Please note some roles have been precast from Equinox’s postponed June 2020 production:
Male-identifying. Tenor. Jewish investment professional. He has never been on a blind date before and is not quite sure how to navigate. Out of his element, trying way too hard and sweetly awkward.
Casey – Precast
Jewish Chorus/Gabe/Edgy British Guy
Male-identifying, any ethnicity. Bari-tenor range. As Gabe, sarcastic and constantly trying to push Aaron back into the dating world.
Woman 1 – Precast
Jewish Chorus/Allison/Google Girl/Female with Megaphone 1
Female-identifying, any ethnicity. Must have great belt and some soprano. As Allison, she is changeable, seductive and seems to be the perfect girl.
Man 2 – Precast
Head Waiter/Casey’s Father/Friendly Therapist
Male-identifying, any ethnicity. Bari-tenor. Secret romantic and has seen these kinds of first dates so many times before.