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First Date

Saturday, November 6, 2021 8pm

University Theatre (TH), JO 2.702J

$15, we are becoming cashless, so cash will no longer be accepted in 2022

Orchestrations: August Eriksmoen
Vocal and Incidental Music Arrangements: Dominick Amendum

First Date (written by Austin Winsberg, with music and lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner) is a comedy about two mismatched singles set up on a blind date by friends and family. Aaron is a Jewish banker looking for a relationship. Casey is an atheist who works at an art gallery and constantly pursues dead-end relationships. Through the influences of their family and friends (who appear in their imaginations throughout the date), as well as the effects social media, the date appears hilariously doomed, but perhaps there is hope after all.

Directed by Fritz Ketchum and Choreographed by Micki Saba

Performance dates: October 28-30 and November 4-6.

The preview performance on Thursday, October 28 will be Free.

The matinee for First Date will be on Saturday, November 6 at 2:15 p.m.

Tickets are $15. Get in free with your Comet Card.

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Attendees are strongly encouraged to wear masks, and follow the guidelines listed on the Comets United website.

The first four rows of seating will be blocked off and the lobby will remain closed until house opens for seating due to COVID protocols.

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FIRST DATE is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals.

The original Broadway production was produced by Junkyard Dog Productions, Stem Productions, Altar Identity Studios, Alex and Katya Lukianov, Susan and Jim Blair, Linda and Bill Potter, in association with Yasuhiro Kawana, Vijay and Sita Vashee, Kevin and Lynn Foley, Jeff and Julie Goldstein, Edward and Mimi Kirsch, Frank and Denise Phillips, Steve Reynolds and Paula Rosput Reynolds, Land Line Productions, Alhadeff Family Productions/Sheri and Les Biller, Pat Halloran/Laura Little Theatrical Productions, Tony Meola/Remmel T. Dickinson and John Yonover, ShadowCatcher Entertainment/Tom and Connie Walsh.

University Theatre (TH), JO 2.702J
800 W. Campbell Road, Richardson, Texas 75080-3021

$15, we are becoming cashless, so cash will no longer be accepted in 2022

Harry W. Bass Jr. School of Arts, Humanities, and Technology
Arts and Performance Office

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