Lustig brought the edge her character needed, spitting out one-liners as quickly as she downed her drinks.
Lustig’s voice is mesmerizing and sultry, and she exuded bravado in her songs from the preliminary “First Impressions” to her powerhouse solo “Safer.” Throughout the show, Casey experiences a transformation as she lowers her defenses and allows herself to know Aaron.
Lustig masterfully took on this challenge, highlighting her overly-cautious nature and the struggle she faced in opening up.
“First Date” is a rocking good time, filled with hilarious, relatable moments that leave the audience laughing and saying, “I’ve been there.” However, the actors find a playful way to hold up a mirror to society, showing the humor in the human experience of finding love in today’s digital age.
Casey (Erica Lustig) gives off strong, tough chick vibes with a take-no-prisoners attitude.
She has had her share of blind dates and is used to dating bad boys – really bad boys. Back in the day, we made up games to play and I'm guessing a lot of you played the very same ones. We were not what I would call, extremely close, and after this, we were, um, less close. There's a song that takes me back to being a kid taking car trips with my parents. This girl and I were friends, and I liked her lots.Let's meet contestant number 1 He's a schizophrenic serial killer clown Who says women love his sexy smile Let's find out if his charm will work on Sharon Sharon, what's your question?Contestant number 1, I believe first impressions last forever So let's say you were to come over to my parent's house And have dinner with me and my family, tell me What you'd do to make that first impression really stick Let's see, well I'd have to think about it I might show up in a tux but I doubt it I'd probably just show up naked like I always do And look your mama in the eye and tell her fuck you Hurry up bitch I'm hungry, I smell spaghetti I pinch her limpy ass and tell her get the food ready Your dad would probably start trippin' and get me pissed I'd have to walk up and bust him in his fuckin' lip It's dinner time, we're hearin' grace from your mother I'd pull a forty out and pour some for your little brother I'm steady starin' at your sister, I'll tell you this You know for only 13 she got some big tits After that, your dad would try to trip again And only this time I'd put the 40 to his chin After your mom does the dishes and the silverware I'd dry fuck her till I nut in my underwear Now let's meet contestant number 2 He's a psychopathic deranged crackhead freak Who works for the dark carnival He says women call him stretch nutz Sharon, let's hear your question I like a man who's not afraid to show his true emotion A man who expresses himself in his own special way Number 2, if you fell in love with me Exactly how would you let me know? And, sadly, it may not always be a pleasant memory. It may not even be a memory we're fully conscious of, or one we'll fully remember until BAM, we're there, all wrapped up in it.OH PLAYMATE, COME OUT & PLAY WITH ME (Words and music by Saxie Dowell) Copyright 1940 by Santly-Joy-Select Inc. Well, short version - I disliked her boyfriend immediately (and the feeling was mutual). But, sadly, whenever I hear a song from that oh, so lovely movie, even to this day, I'm immediately and rudely bumped right back to sitting in the movie theater next to this guy. And, bless his heart, he may suffer the same feelings now, who knows. Come on now, if I can share this one, surely there's one you can share. There's a catchy little tune a floatin' through the air, You hear it here and there, They sing it ev'ry where How it started, where it started seems nobody knows. But, 'tis a sad thing when Don Barley says to me, "Sound of Music is coming on tonight if you're interested," and I immediately get an upset stomach and a headache and say, "oh, no, I don't think so, but thanks." How 'bout you Reds? Especially ones that involve odd articles of clothing . In 90 minutes, the audience follows these polar opposites as they venture through awkward pauses, inappropriate first-date conversations and hilariously-timed interruptions.“First Date” is a snapshot of what happens on a blind date, complete with the nerve-wracking first impression, the awkward small talk and the power struggle over who will pay the bill.