through June 3, 2018
First Date, Broadway’s Musical Comedy, is soooo much more than just a musical or the usual comedic presentation. Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner put this one together based on the book by Austin Winsberg, and this was a real hit in NYC.
Aaron (Eric Lang) is meeting up with a gal on a blind date. The girl, Casey (Suzanne Stroup) isn’t too sure what she wants out of this meeting, nor are either of them quite into being 100% open with the other. They meet in a café where there are two other couples, we get to watch and enjoy; but they never have names. Lauren Rosenzweig and Keenan Rogers are couple #1. Jamie Perniciaro and Michael Pugh are couple #2. They may not have names, but their reason for being present starts to emerge as the issues being dealt with by the daters goes to highs and lows, and some folks from their pasts seem to emerge.
Jeffrey Brown is on the scene as the restauranteur, as well as some other personae. The play moves along with about 15 numbers. Just know that when they get to the final numbers you do not want them to stop and just wished there were more. This production is staged in one act running about 1 hour 40 minutes. Directed by Liane LeMaster with Kathy Buraczynski on the keyboard, it exudes energy in every minute.
Onstage is performing around town this year, and this one is on the back stage at 7Stages in Little 5 Points. It’s easy to get to, but be careful as the parking meter cockroaches prowl the area. But there’s plenty of parking behind the theatre. The show goes on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings and a matinee on Sunday. More info and tickets at OnstageAtlanta.com