Dare to Defy Productions will be bringing exciting regional premiere of the musical Dogfight to the Mathile Theatre (located in the Schuster Center), opening March 31, 2017.
It's November 21, 1963. On the eve of their deployment to a small but growing conflict in Southeast Asia, three young Marines set out for one final boys' night of debauchery, partying and maybe a little trouble. But when Corporal Eddie Birdlace meets Rose, an awkward and idealistic waitress, she rewrites the rules of the game.
Based on the 1991 Warner Brothers film, and studded with impressive songs by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land, Dear Evan Hansen, James and the Giant Peach, Edges, and A Christmas Story), Dogfight offers audiences the winning combination of a great musical score, an unexpected love affair and a genuine soul. This romantic and heartbreaking theatrical journey stays with you long after the performance.
Cast includes Father: Eddie Birdlace: Ray Zupp, Rose Fenny: Mackensie King, Berstein: Bobby Mitchum, Boland: Layne Roate, Marcy: Tia Seay, Mama: Danielle Delorme, Fector/Eddie Understudy: Jesse Trieger, Stevens: David Baker, Gibbs: Brett Norgaard, Ruth Two Bears: Samantha Creech, Lounge Singer: Skyler McNeely, Swing: TC Schreier
Directed by: Angie Thacker
Music Direction by Lorri Topping
Choreography by: Lisa Glover
Stage Manager: Natalie Sanders
Costumes: Olivia Dakin and Amy Dakin
Lighting Design: Derryck Menard
Set Designer: Ray Zupp
This show is PG13 for some adult themes and language