Photo Coverage: La Mirada Theatre's Opening Night of the West Coast Debut of FIRST DATE

The La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts/McCoy Rigby Entertainment presents the Southern California Premiere Production of the Broadway Musical "FIRST DATE" Sept. 18 - Oct. 11, 2015- directed by Nick DeGruccio and now playing at LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS. Check out photos from opening night below!

First Date is a Musical Comedy with a Book by AUSTIN WINSBERG, Music & Lyrics by ALAN ZACHARY
and MICHAEL WEINER, Choreographed by LEE MARTINO.


The Southern California Premiere! 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 unfold in real time, the couple quickly finds that they are not alone in 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?
*Contains Mature Language

Cast
MARC GINSBURG as Aaron
ERICA LUSTIG as Casey
JUSTIN WILCOX as Man #1
STACEY ORISTANO as Woman #1
LEIGH WAKEFORD as Man #2
KELLEY DORNEY as Woman #2
SCOTT DREIER as Man #3
Production Team
Directed by NICK DEGRUCCIO
Choreographed by LEE MARTINO
Musical Direction by BRENT CRAYON
Scenic Design by STEPHEN GIFFORD
Lighting Design by STEVEN YOUNG
Costume Design by THOMAS G. MARQUEZ
Sound Design by JOSH BESSOM
Prop Design by TERRY HANRAHAN
Hair Design by KATIE MCCOY
Casting Director JULIA FLORES
Production Stage Manager JILL GOLD
Assistant Stage Manager AMY RAMSDELL

Ticket Information
Tickets: $20 - $70
Discounts for Groups, Seniors, Students are available.
To purchase you may call the Box Office at 562.944.9801 or ORDER ONLINE.

Performances: September 18 - October 11, 2015

Wed.- Thurs. at 7:30pm; Fridays at 8pm; Saturdays at 2pm & 8pm; Sundays at 2pm

*Audience Talk-Back sessions with the cast will be Wednesdays, Sept. 23 and Oct. 7.

FIRST DATE is presented through special arrangement with R & H Theatricals: www.rnh.com.

Photo Credit: Lily Lim

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Photo Coverage: La Mirada Theatre's Opening Night of the West Coast Debut of FIRST DATE
Erica Lustig, Marc Ginsburg, Justin Michael Wilcox, and Kelley Dorney

Photo Coverage: La Mirada Theatre's Opening Night of the West Coast Debut of FIRST DATE
Stacey Oristano and Leigh Wakeford

Photo Coverage: La Mirada Theatre's Opening Night of the West Coast Debut of FIRST DATE
Leigh Wakeford, Erica Lustig, Marc Ginsburg, Scott Dreier, and Kelley Dorney

Photo Coverage: La Mirada Theatre's Opening Night of the West Coast Debut of FIRST DATE
Stacey Oristano, Leigh Wakeford, Erica Lustig, Marc Ginsburg, and Scott Dreier

Photo Coverage: La Mirada Theatre's Opening Night of the West Coast Debut of FIRST DATE
Stacey Oristano, Leigh Wakeford, Erica Lustig, Marc Ginsburg, Scott Dreier, and Kelley Dorney

Photo Coverage: La Mirada Theatre's Opening Night of the West Coast Debut of FIRST DATE
Jenna Wright, Dane Wagner, and Shanon Mari Mills

Photo Coverage: La Mirada Theatre's Opening Night of the West Coast Debut of FIRST DATE
Erica Lustig and Leigh Wakeford

Photo Coverage: La Mirada Theatre's Opening Night of the West Coast Debut of FIRST DATE
Erica Lustig, Kelley Dorney, and Scott Dreier

Photo Coverage: La Mirada Theatre's Opening Night of the West Coast Debut of FIRST DATE
Director Nick DeGruccio and Choreographer Lee Martino

Photo Coverage: La Mirada Theatre's Opening Night of the West Coast Debut of FIRST DATE
Lee Martino and Paul Rubin

Photo Coverage: La Mirada Theatre's Opening Night of the West Coast Debut of FIRST DATE
Composer Alan Zachary and Librettist Austin Winsberg

Photo Coverage: La Mirada Theatre's Opening Night of the West Coast Debut of FIRST DATE
Eric Heinly, Music Director Brent Crayon, and David Elzer

Photo Coverage: La Mirada Theatre's Opening Night of the West Coast Debut of FIRST DATE
Liza Baron and Marc Ginsburg

Photo Coverage: La Mirada Theatre's Opening Night of the West Coast Debut of FIRST DATE
Robert Yacko and Kimberly Hessler

Photo Coverage: La Mirada Theatre's Opening Night of the West Coast Debut of FIRST DATE
Robert Yacko, Kimberly Hessler, and Katharine McDonough

Photo Coverage: La Mirada Theatre's Opening Night of the West Coast Debut of FIRST DATE
Erica Lustig and La Mirada Mayor Lawrence P. Mowles

Photo Coverage: La Mirada Theatre's Opening Night of the West Coast Debut of FIRST DATE
Marc Ginsburg and Heather Provost

Photo Coverage: La Mirada Theatre's Opening Night of the West Coast Debut of FIRST DATE
Shanon Mari Mills, Jenna Wright, Katie DeShan, and Anthony Boyer

Photo Coverage: La Mirada Theatre's Opening Night of the West Coast Debut of FIRST DATE
Jenna Wright, Executive Producer Cathy Rigby, and Shanon Mari Mills

Photo Coverage: La Mirada Theatre's Opening Night of the West Coast Debut of FIRST DATE
Marc Ginsburg and Glenn Shiroma

Photo Coverage: La Mirada Theatre's Opening Night of the West Coast Debut of FIRST DATE
Robert Yacko and Executive Producer Tom McCoy

Photo Coverage: La Mirada Theatre's Opening Night of the West Coast Debut of FIRST DATE
Alan Zachary, Austin Winsberg, Erica Lustig, and Marc Ginsburg

Photo Coverage: La Mirada Theatre's Opening Night of the West Coast Debut of FIRST DATE
Lance Smith and Sarah Elizabeth Combs

Photo Coverage: La Mirada Theatre's Opening Night of the West Coast Debut of FIRST DATE
Stacey Oristano and Erica Lustig

Photo Coverage: La Mirada Theatre's Opening Night of the West Coast Debut of FIRST DATE
Erica Lustig and Justin Michael Wilcox

Photo Coverage: La Mirada Theatre's Opening Night of the West Coast Debut of FIRST DATE
Nick DeGruccio and David Elzer

Photo Coverage: La Mirada Theatre's Opening Night of the West Coast Debut of FIRST DATE
Leigh Wakeford, Justin Michael Wilcox, Marc Ginsburg, Nick DeGruccio, Erica Lustig, Kelley Dorney, Stacey Oristano, Scott Dreier, and Austin Winsberg

Photo Coverage: La Mirada Theatre's Opening Night of the West Coast Debut of FIRST DATE
Leigh Wakeford, Justin Michael Wilcox, Lee Martino, Alan Zachary, Marc Ginsburg, Nick DeGruccio, Erica Lustig, Kelley Dorney, Stacey Oristano, Scott Dreier, Austin Winsberg, Tom McCoy, and Brent Crayon

Photo Coverage: La Mirada Theatre's Opening Night of the West Coast Debut of FIRST DATE
Kelley Dorney, Anthony Boyer, and Scott Dreier

Photo Coverage: La Mirada Theatre's Opening Night of the West Coast Debut of FIRST DATE
Leigh Wakeford and Steven Stanley

Photo Coverage: La Mirada Theatre's Opening Night of the West Coast Debut of FIRST DATE
Erica Lustig and Marc Ginsburg

Photo Coverage: La Mirada Theatre's Opening Night of the West Coast Debut of FIRST DATE
Paul Rubin and Shanon Mari Mills

Photo Coverage: La Mirada Theatre's Opening Night of the West Coast Debut of FIRST DATE
Daniel Dawson, Jasmine Ejan, and Nick Ley

Photo Coverage: La Mirada Theatre's Opening Night of the West Coast Debut of FIRST DATE
Liza Baron, Marc Ginsburg, Brent Crayon, and Haezeline Go

Photo Coverage: La Mirada Theatre's Opening Night of the West Coast Debut of FIRST DATE
Justin Michael Wilcox and Katharine McDonough

Photo Coverage: La Mirada Theatre's Opening Night of the West Coast Debut of FIRST DATE
Marc Ginsburg and Tom McCoy

Photo Coverage: La Mirada Theatre's Opening Night of the West Coast Debut of FIRST DATE
Paul Rubin and Giovanna Sardelli

Photo Coverage: La Mirada Theatre's Opening Night of the West Coast Debut of FIRST DATE
Erica Lustig, Steven Stanley, and Stacey Oristano

Photo Coverage: La Mirada Theatre's Opening Night of the West Coast Debut of FIRST DATE
Erica Lustig and Stacey Oristano

Photo Coverage: La Mirada Theatre's Opening Night of the West Coast Debut of FIRST DATE
Tom Mc Coy and Erica Lustig

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