Nicholas Rodriguez made his Broadway debut in the titular role in Tarzan, but DC audiences have been smitten with Rodriguez for years, thanks to his starring roles in Arena Stage’s productions of Oklahoma! and Carousel among others. Tagged as “spectacular” by The New York Times, “awesome” by NPR, and “outstanding” by The New Yorker, Rodriguez fuses his love of theatre with the music of jazz, blues, folk, and pop in his one-man show, The First Time.... Unleashing a mix of Broadway and pop tunes, Rodriguez lifts familiar favorites into exciting new territory. As he slides effortlessly from smooth lows to an arresting falsetto, Rodriguez tackles songs by everyone from Stephen Sondheim and Rodgers & Hammerstein to Joni Mitchell and Phil Collins.