Mar 15, 2012 katzey reviewed ACT Theatre.
Judging by their persistent laughter, the audience loved "First Date" from its opening scene. This ACT world-premiere musical is modern, clever, and very topical -- definitely not a throwback to old time, schmaltzy extravaganzas. With only seven cast members, several of whom play various roles, the pace is lively and always interesting.

The only reason I would not award a 5th star is because the ending is disappointingly predictable. After being led through such a delightful skewering of the modern dating experience, I expected it to wrap up with a witty twist. Wish that it had. That said, it ranks up there with the best of off-Broadway and off-West End productions. Go for a good time.
Mar 15, 2012 katzey joined My Stranger Face
Mar 15, 2012 katzey joined My Stranger Face
Mar 15, 2012 katzey reviewed ACT Theatre.
Judging by their persistent laughter, the audience loved "First Date" from its opening scene. This ACT world-premiere musical is modern, clever, and very topical -- definitely not a throwback to old time, schmaltzy extravaganzas. With only seven cast members, several of whom play various roles, the pace is lively and always interesting.

The only reason I would not award a 5th star is because the ending is disappointingly predictable. After being led through such a delightful skewering of the modern dating experience, I expected it to wrap up with a witty twist. Wish that it had. That said, it ranks up there with the best of off-Broadway and off-West End productions. Go for a good time.