Cast: Bartender (B or Bs Br); Cocktail Waitress (M); Busboy (mute); Dating Coordinator (M or S); A varied number of daters—up to 26. Some are eager, some are reluctant, some are downright worried. The Speed Dating Coordinator then introduces herself and sets the rules–daters can use their names and/or numbers.The women (or the men) will take a place at one of the cocktail tables and the men (or the women) will rotate through. THE DATES According to the choice of the producers, we hear a series of dating monologues and duets. Another character is unhappy with the scene and eventually leaves (not before singing about that unhappiness).
They express their excitement via a parody of the “Papageno/Papagena” duet from THE MAGIC FLUTE. The Speed Dating Coordinator thanks the participants for coming and they file out, some in pairs, some checking with the coordinator for some contact requests. When does familiarity promote versus undermine interpersonal attraction? [Download Article] [OSF Materials] [NYTimes]Kelley, N. It can be presented in a formal theatre or black box, or performed in a bar.Because of its flexible casting requirements, it allows for maximum participation by available singers. is divided into three sections–the opening, the dates, and the finale. Some small cocktail tables down front, each with two chairs. A quiet evening, the bartender instructs the cocktail waitress and busboy to get ready for the evening.The plan is to have a book of fifty daters to choose from, not all of whom will be in the show. THE FINALE The cocktail waitress and bartender observes the scene with a certain sympathy to the daters. One of the daters can’t seem to stop playing with their hand held device resolves to try one more date, but if it doesn’t fly, they are going to leave.They sit down and admit they have “OSD”–“Obsessive Screen Disorder” The dater they are with asks for their phone number and sends them a text.The music in this scene is written in a variety of keys and the sequence is left to the producers.Somewhere in this succession of dates, there is a duet “Order up” between the bartender and the cocktail waitress. The dates have a large variety of characters–the flirt, the ditz, a dancer, a shy origamist, a fire control officer, a wealthy person trying to live a quiet normal life, a fitness fanatic, a bassoon player, a character with a “checklist”, a steampunk girl. This develops into a large ensemble, reflecting the various states of mind of the daters.The composer will then prepare a pdf piano vocal score that will be the basis for the production. License will also include the right to make archival recording and to copy and arrange the piano vocal score as needed.Performances of excerpts of less than five minutes for recitals, juries, and nonpaying concerts are permitted without license.