Audition Information

Auditions at A2CT are open, and there is no fee to audition. Anyone from Ann Arbor or the surrounding area may audition for shows. No pre-casting is allowed, and no one may
become a part of a show at A2CT without auditioning.

All auditions  are held at the Ann Arbor Civic Theatre Studio at 322 West Ann St. unless otherwise noted. Click on this: Ann Arbor Civic Theatre Studio for directions. Times and dates are specified in each show's audition information. Make sure to scroll down to get to the audition information for the Studio Series. Junior Theatre audition information is now found by selecting the Junior Theatre tab on our home page.

Upcoming Main Stage Auditions.

First Date

Written by Austin Winsberg

Music by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner

directed by Aaron C. Wade | music direction by Debra Nichols | choreography by Gayle Martin

General Auditions: January 6 & 7 @ 7:00 PM at the A2CT Studio (322 W. Ann Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104)

Callbacks: January 8 @ 7:00 PM at the A2CT Studio

Performance Dates: March 8-11, 2018

Auditions for First Date are open to those 18 years and older. Actors need only attend ONE general audition session (Saturday, January 6th or Sunday, January 7th). Callbacks, if necessary, will be Monday, January 8th. All sessions begin at 7:00 individually for singing, then in groups with choreography demonstration. There may also be cold readings from the script. Actors should prepare 16-32 bars of a song of their choice. Songs from the show are acceptable but not required.The musical is composed of rock songs, power ballads, and a few instances of hip-hop. You must bring sheet music or a backing track on your phone that you can plug in at the audition. Do not sing with a prerecorded vocal track, instrumentals only. No a cappella auditions please. An accompanist will be available for your audition. Please come dressed comfortably to dance. Actors should arrive before 7:00 to complete audition paperwork. You may bring a resume and headshot if you have one, but we will also be taking photos at the auditions.

The show rehearses Sunday through Thursday evenings beginning at 7:00 pm - not everyone is called each night, but the first two weeks will be music rehearsals. Performance dates March 8, 7:30 - March 9 and 10 at 8:00, and March 11 at 2:00. All cast attendance is necessary for move-in and strike.

ALL ACTORS are required to be at all rehearsals beginning February 22nd and no conflicts are accepted. The sitzprobe will take place on March 3rd after truck loading. Please bring your calendar to the auditions and indicate ALL conflicts on your audition form. Weekly conflicts are not permitted. Every character has featured moments in the show and stage traffic will be heavy.


*This production cast is expanded from the original Broadway from seven performers to ten. Race is not a factor in casting.

Aaron Goldfarb (25-35) - newly single and nervous on the dating scene, has a sensible investment job, strong Jewish heritage, and a lot of anxiety and regret from his past. His confidence is extremely fragile, and he often makes inappropriate jokes when he’s nervous.

Vocal Range: {C3 - F4 - baritone}

Casey Clark (25-35) - serial dater, jaded lover, and art aficionado; enjoys having a good time, lives in the now, and fears attachment. She has a kind, flirty personality, but she is also emotionally vulnerable. (There may be special considerations for actresses willing to change their hair.)

Vocal Range: {A3-D4 - mezzo/alto}

Woman 1: Lauren (25-35) Appears in Visions

Casey’s responsible, domineering sister; she’s goal focused and accusatory. This character is a combination of memory and Casey’s own guilt.

Additional Roles - Jewish/Christian family member, Facebook, featured female soloist, restaurant customer

Vocal Range: {A3-D4 - mezzo/alto}

Woman 2: Allison (20-35) Appears in Visions

Aaron’s exaggerated, tormenting ex-fiancée; she’s sultry and intimidating. This character is a combination of memory and Aaron’s sense of inadequacy.

Additional Roles: Jewish/Christian family member, Snapchat, restaurant customer

Vocal Range: {A3-D4 - mezzo/alto}

*Woman 3: Grandma Ida (50-70) Appears in Visions

Aaron’s busy-body grandma returned from beyond the grave. She’s an exaggerated memory with all the trimmings of a stereotypical Jewish matchmaker.

Additional Roles: Puppeteer for Casey’s son “Blaze,” Pinterest, Megaphone #2, restaurant customer

Vocal Range: {A3-E4 - mezzo/alto}

*Woman 4: Aaron’s Mom (40-60) Appears in Visions

She’s a caring and regretful woman who finally found a way to convey her true maternal feelings for Aaron.

Additional Roles: Jewish/Christian family member, Google, Megaphone #1, restaurant customer

Vocal Range: {Bb3-Eb4 - mezzo/alto}

Man 1: Gabe (25-35) Appears in Visions

He’s Aaron’s best friend and tries to keep the focus on the path to sexual conquest. Gabe lifts the mood and offers his own brand of sage, albeit flawed, advice. He’s a combination of memory and Aaron’s ego.

Additional Roles: Jewish/Christian family, YouTube, featured male soloist, restaurant customer

Vocal Range: {D3-G4 - baritone}

Man 2: Reggie (20-35) Appears in Interludes

He’s Casey’s extravagant gay best friend and harbors secret wishes that her date ends up failing. Reggie has lightning wit and melodramatic delivery.

Additional Roles: Jewish/Christian family, Instagram, Edgy Rocker Guy, restaurant customer

Vocal Range: {spoken/rap & D3-G4 baritone}

Man 3: Waiter (30-45)

He’s the diplomatic central character that tries to keep everything balanced and fuel his desire to help people connect as well as make sure business runs smoothly.

Additional Roles: Casey’s Father, Twitter, Casey’s therapist

Vocal Range: {Bb3-G4 - baritone}

*Man 4: Future Son (18-25) Appears in Vision

He’s the angsty pubescent son of Aaron and Casey who acts out because of his blended heritage and lack of moral focus.

Additional Roles: Busboy / Trainee, Tinder, Edgy British Guy

Vocal Range: {spoken/rap & D3-A4 baritone}



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