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[Musical Comedy]

When blind date newbie Aaron is set up with serial-dater Casey, a casual drink at a busy New York 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. First Date will remind theatre-goers of I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change - a popular musical of the 90s, and the music of The Wedding Singer.

Rated: R; Contains adult material including suggestive dialogue, coarse or crude language, and frank discussion of sex and religion.

JULY 14-16, 20-23, 27-30 @ 7:30PM
JULY 24 @ 5PM


Derek Call (Man 3)
Jared Douglas (Aaron)
Delaney Good (Woman 2)
Titus Hankins (Man 2)
Jess Luiz (Woman 1)
*Matthew Swartz (Man 1)
Katie Tamayo (Casey)

* = Circle Debut

Production Team  

Jolene Frankey (Director/Choreographer)
Scott Patrick Bell (Music Director)
Matt Ablan (Stage Manager)
Don Wilson (Scenic Designer)
Catherine Marlett Dreher (Lighting Designer)       
Sam Johnson (Sound Designer)
Selene Rezmer (Sound Technician)
Bill Dunckel (Costume Designer) 
Scott McGuire (Hair & Make Up Designer)
Jennifer Smith (Properties Designer)


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Special Events

NOW through June 18 - We want your First Date story!

JUNE 22nd - A Sneak Preview of First Date
Riverhouse Ada at 6pm

JULY 14-30 - First Date On-Stage Seating
An exclusive, limited experience with on-stage seating right in the action of the show, and complimentary beverage service for two adult beverages per ticket. $35 per person. Only SIX on stage seats are available at each performance July 14-16, 20-23, 27-30 at 7:30PM, July 24 at 5PM. Each table sits TWO guests.

Things to know: Absolutely no late arrivals; guests must check in at the host stand on stage. It is recommended that you arrive at or before 7:15pm. Please have your ID ready when you check in at the host stand. Due to the immersive nature of this experience, some views of the production may be obstructed or unique. Only the actors will be able to say that they’ve seen the show in the way these Circle VIPs will!

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JULY 15th - Lobby Bar ON STAGE at First Date!

Experience a Lobby Bar night like none other! Order a Michigan craft beer, glass of wine, or soda all while mingling on the set of First Date! The Bar is open from 7PM – 7:25PM and then again post show when you will have a chance to meet and toast with the performers!



Interested in becoming one of our 2016 Sponsors for First Date? Click here for our 2016 Sponsorship DeckIt’s how you’ll learn more about us, what we have to offer, and the unique opportunities that you have as a Circle Sponsor. We encourage you to reach out to Noddea Skidmore, Director of Audience Development, at nskidmore@circletheatre.org for additional information


$27 General Public, $25 Season Flex Pass Holders, $13.50 Rush*
*Rush Price Tickets are available from 5PM - 7:30PM the night of the performance.