Dogfight

Music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
Book by Peter Duchan
Based on the Warner Bros. film and screenplay by Bob Comfort
Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials area also supplied by MTI.
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Wednesday through Saturday, July 19-22, 26-29, and Aug. 2-5
7:30 p.m.

Artistic Director: Scott Weigand
Music Director: Billy Ray Poli

It’s Nov. 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 whom he enlists to win a cruel bet with his fellow recruits, she rewrites the rules of the game and teaches him the power of love and compassion.

Audition dates and more information coming soon. We will be looking for 7 men and 4 women for the following roles:

Rose Fenny
A diner waitress who dreams of life as a musician. She is a naturally shy girl, naive of the world around her. Becomes smitten with Birdlace and discovers a lot about her self-respect and confidence along the way.
Gender: Female
Stage Age: 18 to 21
Vocal range: E5 – G3

Eddie Birdlace
A Marine private first class. He is well respected and a natural leader amongst his comrades. Initially a hothead; a cocky smooth talker. He eventually sheds his brash exterior when he falls for Rose.
Gender: Male
Stage Age: 18 to 25
Vocal range: A4 – A2

Bernstein
A Marine private first class and Birdlace’s good friend. A bit nerdy and very inexperienced with the opposite sex.
Gender: Male
Stage Age: 18 to 25
Vocal range: B4 – B2

Boland
A Marine private first class and Birdlace’s closest friend. A poor Southern cad, he is the most vocal supporter of the dogfight and fairly crude in his behavior and language.
Gender: Male
Stage Age: 18 to 25
Vocal range: B4 – B2

Marcy
Boland’s date for the dogfight. She is a nearly toothless and homely prostitute. Crass and brash, but sneaky and cunning. (plays multiple roles within the show)
Gender: Female
Stage Age: 20 to 35
Vocal range: Eb5 – F#3

Mama
The owner of the local diner. She is unamused by the Marines’ antics and protective of her daughter, Rose. (plays multiple roles within the show)
Gender: Female
Stage Age: 40 to 50

Lounge Singer (and more)
This versatile actor will portray several roles within the show including a smooth crooner at the low-rent ‘Nite Lite’. The actor in this track is a utility player who also plays Pete (a former Army man), Sergeant, Big Tony (a tattoo artist) and Phil (proprietor of a small folk-music club). Contemporary tenor voice, but must be comfortable in more pastiche styles as well (early ‘60s music ranging from Engelbert Humperdinck to The Beatles).
Gender: Male
Stage Age: 35 to 50
Vocal range: Tenor (to sing the lead vocal in “That Face”)

Ruth Two Bears/Chippie
Ruth, A heavyset stoic, deadpan girl who attends the Dogfight.
Chippy, a feisty young prostitute.
This actor will play multiple roles within the show including a hippie and a librarian. This actor has some featured solo singing.
Gender: Female
Stage Age: 18 to 35
Vocal range top: A#4/Bb4
Vocal range bottom: F#3 C2 (Low C)

3 Marines: Gibbs, Fector, Stevens
These actors also play waiters, hippies. Predominantly featured as fellow marines these actors must be comfortable singing in tight harmonies.
Gender: Male
Stage Age: 18 to 25
Vocal range: Tenors

Auditions will be held in the spring of 2017 at Stowe Theatre Guild. Follow us on Facebook to stay up-to-date on our events!