As a Jersey girl, I’m very fortunate to live so close to New York City. Culture, entertainment, and endless fun is only a short train ride away. So, when I realized Broadway Week coincided with my first week of teaching, it seemed natural to have a Broadway date night with V to unwind.
We settled on seeing First Date, an extremely new show that looked amazing.
The show was hilarious, sassy (of course! ), fun, and filled with an insane amount of talent. From the lighting to the costume design to the cast, everyone rocked the Longacre Theatre. I was really impressed with the attention put to the littlest of details, and the obvious enjoyment felt by the cast as they brought the play to life.
What I also really enjoyed about the play was its relate-ability. During my Junior and Senior years of college I was a serial first dater. I’d just gotten out of a decently long relationship and it seemed as if everyone and their mother was trying to set me up on a first date…or I was going on a bad blind date. The play made me laugh as it listed dates and scenarios I’ve experienced, and then it made me smile as I held V’s hand and recalled our First Date.
First Date is a play meant for anyone with any hope of finding “The One,” or anyone who’s ever experienced a first date. I saw it with my girlfriend, and I could have easily seen it with my mom, my best friends, or even a group of co-workers.
So, if you have the opportunity to do so, go check out this new play! It’s definitely worth your time!!
Oh, and the cast is pretty stellar. They all were signing autographs and posing for pictures after the show.
The cutest part of the impromptu meet and greet? Kate Loprest (Allison/Google Girl/ Reggie’s Mom) saw a girl next to me had the OBCR and couldn’t hide her excitement! The cd’s weren’t supposed to come in for a few weeks but they were being sold at the show today. I stupidly thought I could just download the cd from Amazon when I got home and I didn’t pick up a copy today, but it won’t be on Amazon for another 9 days! I’m really kicking myself for that one!
Please note: I was not paid or compensated for this review in any way, shape, or form. I simply saw a new musical and fell in love on a “First Date!”