VENUE: Reload Espresso Bar

DATES: 12th -14th APR 2019

- Featuring -

Sophia Dimopoulos

L.O.V.E, Sirens, FREAK

William Boyd

Classy Christmas, Jazz & Tonic, On the Rocks


Macca Kelly


Allison Fair


Tanaka Utete


Liam McDonell


Louella Baldwin

- Music Director -

Aaron Griffiths

First Date the Musical, Rock On.

First Date: The Musical

“First Date,” is a romantic musical comedy about the horrors, humiliations and occasional happy surprises of blind dates. Follow our two leads as they are set up on their "First Date" in the hope of finding the one.

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.


From Theatrehaus:

"Sophia Dimopoulos was outstanding and a definite highlight of the evening. With a voice to die for and sass for days"

"Audiences absolutely ate up her performance"

"The ensemble were small in number, but mighty in characterisation"

"Plenty of tongue-in-cheek and the production used the warehouse space of the Reload Expresso Bar in a distinctive and inclusive way"

"Footlights Theatrical should be highly commended for their innovative efforts"

"A Blind date set to a blistering score with a hilarious book"

"Charming night at the theatre"

From Stage Whispers:

"Filled with hilarious musical numbers, crazy characters and outrageous, but entirely too relatable moments"

"Boyd carefully draws out the more interesting and yes, sexier side of this sweet, sensitive guy"

" Allison Fair as the ex-wife with great comedic timing and the hilarious Liam McDonell as Aaron's thoughts - brought great energy and set the pace nicely"

"Louella Baldwin; with several roles did well to blend in and stand out in all the right moments"

"This is a show sure to be enjoyed by anyone"