First Date

First DateFirst Date

book by Austin Winsberg,
music by Alan Zachary & Michael Weiner

directed by Robin M. Hughes
musical direction by Mike Potts
choreography by Jen Cupani

Jan 20 – Feb 12

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. Can this couple turn what could be a dating disaster into something special before the check arrives?


Cast: Mackenzie Curran, Christopher Davis, Dan Hamman, Kara Schoenhofer,

 Billy Seger, Carmen Risi, and Thomas Squires.

Show Dates:
January 20, 21, 27, 28 | February 3, 4, 10, 11 @ 8pmticketsbutton
January 22, 29, | February 4, 12 @ 3pm

Admission: $35.50
RaueNOW Member Pricing (30% OFF!): $24.85
(fees may apply)

Approximate Running Time: 90 minutes without an intermission.
Content Advisory: PG-14 for suggestive themes, adult language and content.

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Raue Center Box Office | 26 N. Williams Street, Crystal Lake, 60014 | 815.356.9212 | Mon-Sat | 12 to 4p | open Sundays 1 hour prior to event | 

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