Cast of speed dating
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).
The team investigate the disappearance of a Navy Lieutenant, who also happens to be a computer specialist and who they believe may have been kidnapped. Nikki then turns back to Jennifer, remarking the Honda's driver is probably gay and that he looked creeped out by them.He is the former Artistic Director of Opera Memphis.An experienced character tenor, Dean Anthony is a stage director and now the Director of Opera at the Janiec Opera Company at the Brevard Music Center.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.