SFCC Theater Arts to present ‘First Date’
The State Fair Community College Theater Arts Program will present the musical “First Date” at 7:30 pm April 22-24 and 2 pm April 25 at the Stauffacher Theater on the Sedalia campus.
Free entry. Parental discretion is advised; the performance is recommended for an audience of 16 years and over due to the explicit language and mature themes.
“First Date” is a modern musical that invites the audience to experience a blind date between two very different New Yorkers in their thirties. Aaron is a conservative, Jewish banker on a mission to find “the right one.” Casey is an artist “a little too funky for Wall Street”.
At first, the date seems like a disaster, but as the influences of family and friends are revealed through the couple’s imaginations and a waiter and restaurant patrons get involved, a glimmer of light. hope for something special begins to shine.
The play, first performed in 2012, is based on a book written by Austin Winsberg. Music and lyrics are by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner.
Free entry; however, donations will be accepted at the door. Seats are allocated on a first come, first served basis and limited to around 60 per show to allow for social distancing. Face covers are mandatory. For special accommodations, email Ryan Mahannah, Theater Arts Program Coordinator, at [email protected]
Aaron – Ben Brewer, Strafford
Casey – Annie Henson, smart
Reggie – Johnny Nguyen, Vietnam
Male # 1 (Waiter, Casey’s Christian Father, British Artist, Twitter) – Walker Schotte, Versailles
Woman # 1 (Lauren, Aaron’s Mom, Woman with Megaphone # 2, Snapchat) – Jenna Speer, Coffeyville, Kansas
Male # 2 (Blaze, Aaron’s future son, Instagram) – Aren Goodwin, Warrensburg
Woman # 2 (Allison, Woman with Megaphone # 1, Facebook) – Brianna Harlow, Warrensburg
Man # 3 (Gabe, YouTube, Stoner Guy) – Quincy Wilson, Oak Grove
Woman # 3 (Grandma Ida, glasses, friendly therapist) – Torrie Shelly, Warrensburg
Men’s lining – Denver Montgomery, Sedalia
Female Liner – Kennedy Keele, Warrensburg
Director – Ryan P. Mahannah, SFCC Theater Arts Program Coordinator
Musical Director – Jan Turely, Sedalia
Choreographer – Lauren Scarborough, Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Technical Director – Tim Wells, SFCC Faculty
Stage Manager / Assistant Director – Sarah Hensel, Provençale, Louisiana
Assistant managers – Kennedy Keele, Sedalia; Denver Montgomery
Costume and Makeup Designer – Kennedy Keele
Sound Designer and Sound Card Operator – Allison Hayes, Macon
Stage design and lighting – Tim Wells
Owner – Kya Kampe, Warrensburg
Props Run Crew – Bailey Mitchell, Colombia
Light Panel Operator – Taylor Ireland, California, Missouri
Scenic and Run Crew – Bailey Mitchell, Kya Kampe, Kennedy Keele
Program and Poster Design – Cheryl Landers, SFCC Design Services Manager, Ryan Mahannah
House Manager – Kylie Gaunt, Nixa
Bailiffs – Faith Ehlers, Sedalia; Kya Kampé
In the photo: The State Fair Community College Theater Arts Program will present the modern musical “First Date” at 7:30 pm April 22-24 and 2 pm April 25 at the Stauffacher Theater. SFCC students Ben Brewer and Annie Henson rehearse a scene from the play.