DOGFIGHT CASTING CALL - 13 October 2017 - By Thom Dibdin - AllEdinburghTheatre.com
Junior amateur musicals company Shoogly Peg Productions, has put out an open call for its February 2018 production of Pasek and Paul’s 2012 musical, Dogfight. The company is looking to recruit new members for the production. It will be the Scottish premiere of the show which is adapted from the 1991 movie staring River Phoenix and Lili Taylor.
The company is holding auditions on Wednesdays 18 and 25 of October, at St Thomas of Aquins High School. Sign-up for auditions is through the link below and closes at 10pm on Tuesday 17 October 2017.
Dogfight is set on November 21, 1963 (the night before Kennedy’s assassination) in San Francisco where three young marines are enjoying their last 24 hours of freedom before flying out to the small but growing conflict in South East Asia.
The three are looking for a night of debauchery, partying and maybe a little trouble. But when Corporal Eddie Birdlace meets Rose, an awkward and idealistic waitress he enlists to win a cruel bet with his fellow recruits, she rewrites the rules of the game and teaches him the power of compassion.
Adapted from the film directed by Nancy Savoca, it has a book by Peter Duchan, with music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, who wrote the lyrics for the songs in La La Land. Due to the nature of the content of the show the company is opening the auditions to over 16s only, although younger members might be considered with parental permission. The production will be staged at the end of February 2018, with exact dates and venue to be confirmed.
Second Stage Theatre - 305 W 43rd St, New York, NY 10036 Opened - July 16 2012 Closed - Unknown
Featuring music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello.
Cast and Characters
Lindsay Mendez - Rose Fenny Derek Klena - Eddie Birdlace Annaleigh Ashford - Marcy/Ensemble Josh Segarra - Boland Nick Blaemire - Bernstein Becca Ayers - Mrs. Fenny/Ensemble Steven Booth - Gibbs Adam Halpin - Marine F. Michael Haynie - Marine Dierde Friel - Prostitute/Ensemble
Musical Numbers Act I "Prelude: Take Me Back" - Rose, Eddie and Company "Some Kinda Time" - Eddie and the Marines "We Three Bees" - Eddie, Boland, and Bernstein "Hey Good Lookin" - The Marines and Girls "Come to a Party" - Eddie and Rose "Nothing Short of Wonderful" - Rose "Come to a Party (Reprise)" - Rose, Marcy, Eddie and the Marines "That Face" - Singer and the Marines "Dogfight" - Marcy and Rose "Pretty Funny" - Rose Act II "Hometown Hero's Ticker Tape Parade" - Eddie, Bernstein and the Marines "First Date/Last Night" - Rose and Eddie "Before It's Over" - Rose "Give Way" - Rose and Company "Some Kinda Time (Reprise)" - Eddie, Boland and the Marines "Come Back" - Eddie "Finale: Take Me Back" - Rose, Eddie and Company
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Awards Drama Desk Awards - 2013 - Outstanding Actress in a Musical - Lindsay Mendez Drama League Awards - 2013 - Distinguished Performance Award - Lindsay Mendez Drama League Awards - 2013 - Distinguished Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2013 - Outstanding Actress in a Musical - Lindsay Mendez Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2013 - Outstanding Book of a Musical (Broadway or Off-Broadway) Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2013 - Outstanding Lighting Design - Paul Gallo Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2013 - Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2013 - Outstanding New Score (Broadway or Off-Broadway)