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Mark the Date to Attend “First Date” at the Grand Theatre

First Date (Grand Theatre)

The Grand Theatre, sponsored by Salt Lake Community College, is bringing the musical “First Date” to the stage Feb. 14 through March 2.

The plot revolves around dating newbie Aaron being set up with serial-dater Casey. A casual drink turns into a high-stakes dinner full of imaginary visits from supportive best friends, manipulative exes and protective parents. 

“First Date” is written by Austin Winsberg, with music and lyrics by Alan Zacary and Michael Weiner. As part of the Backstage at the Grand Series, the SLCC production is under the direction of Jamie Rocha Allan with music direction by Michael G. Leavitt. Choreography was developed by Aimee Pike, set design by Cara Pomeroy and lighting by Drew Bielinski. 

“First Date” is rated PG-13 for strong language. 

Tickets for  “First Date” are $20 each and are available by calling 801-957-3322 or by logging on to

The Grand Theatre is a 1,100-seat venue located on Salt Lake Community College’s historic South City Campus at 1575 South State Street in Salt Lake City. The theatre dates back to the 1930s and over the years has retained its Depression-era charm while incorporating the latest technology in lighting and sound. Every season the Grand plays host to award-winning theater, dance productions and concerts, and for the past five years has served as an official screening venue for the Sundance Film Festival.