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Auditions

When & Where

First Date is the next show being produced by Wellington Repertory Theatre, and the second musical of our 2019 season.

Auditions will take place over the weekend of 17-18 August 2019 at the Brooklyn Scout Hall, 24 Harrison Street, Brooklyn, Wellington.

The show is being directed by Sandy Brewer, with Sue Windsor (Musical Director) and Clinton Meneses (Choreographer).  The actual performance date are between November 20th – 30th at the Gryphon Theatre in Wellington.

Send an email to auditions@wellingtonrepertory.org.nz to book your audition time!

We also are looking for a crew to support lighting, sound, wardrobe, props and set build.  Again, please email above (or contact Jennifer Pearce) if you can help!

Audition Information

Please prepare a short excerpt (2-3 minutes) from a song that showcases your ability. The song does NOT need to be from First Date. You can sing either a cappella or with a backing track.

You will also be asked to sing a song from the show in a group of four. We will supply the music when you book your audition so you can become familiar with it. You can choose whether you sing the tune line or one of the harmonies.

You will be asked to read an excerpt from the show and there will be a movement audition which you will also do in a group of four.

Synopsis

The 2012 musical First Date takes the audience through the first meeting of Casey and Aaron, two 30-ish New York City singles set up by friends and family.  The two have nothing in common: Aaron is a conservative banker, Jewish, and looking for a meaningful relationship, while Casey is an artist, a shiksa, and a little too funky for Wall Street.  With the influences of their friends and family (played out in their imaginations) as well as the effects of social media (Google, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube personified), this first date seems to be doomed.  But with the help of a meddling but well-meaning waiter, Casey and Aaron might make a connection after all.

With a contemporary rock score, First Date gleefully pokes fun at the mishaps and mistakes of blind dates and gives hope that there could be that one perfect moment.

Characters

 

Casey
(Mezzo-Soprano)
a 30-something, funky, New York artist
Aaron
(Tenor)
a Jewish 30-something banker
Man #1
(Baritone)
Man #1 plays three characters in Aaron and Casey’s imaginations
Woman #1
(Mezzo-Soprano)
as per Man #1 – Woman #1 plays three characters in Aaron and Casey’s imaginations
Man #2
(Tenor)
multiple characters
Woman #2
(Mezzo-Soprano)
multiple characters
Man #3
(Baritone)
multiple characters