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In-Person Auditions – Saturday, July 29:
Complete SIGNUP LINK for Dogfight Auditions
Saturday, July 29 at 9am-12pm
Please bring your head shot and resume
Please prepare:
16-32 bar song cut in the style of the show (Please email your song cuts to tylerthompsontenor@gmail.com)
1-2 minute monologue of your choosing reflecting the role(s) you are auditioning for.
There will be an accompanist at the audition
CALLBACKS (Invitation only)
tentatively scheduled Monday, July 31st at 6:00 pm

(subject to change)

August 8 – Sept 14
Tech week: September 16 – September 21
Monday-Thursday from 7:00-9:30 pm
Saturdays – TBD

Friday, September 22, 7:30pm
Saturday, September 23, 2:00pm
Saturday, September 23, 7:30pm
Sunday, September 24, 2:00pm

Friday, September 29, 7:30pm
Saturday, September 30, 2:00pm
Saturday, September 30, 7:30pm
Sunday, October 1, 2:00 pm

Friday, October 6, 7:30pm
Saturday, October 7, 2:00pm
Saturday, October 7, 7:30pm
Sunday, October 8, 2:00 pm


– $150 PRODUCTION FEE per actor.  Show T-shirt is included.
– required to sell 10 tickets
– Additional Show T-shirts are available for $20 each.
– $50 script deposit required in the form of a check payable to DESERT STAGES THEATRE.  (Checks are NOT deposited unless scripts are not returned to Stage Manager before strike of show.)
– Some costume pieces may need to be purchased/provided personally by actors.

Each performer and production team member will be asked to abide by the rules of Desert Stages Theatre.
Show communications will be through SLACK app.
Each performer will be asked to help promote this DST show.

Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre
Teen Production of


Directed by Lisa Figueroa



The hauntingly beautiful musical, Dogfight, by Pasek and Paul (EdgesJames and the Giant PeachA Christmas Story) and Peter Duchan, was praised by countless critics and nominated for numerous awards, winning the Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical. Based on the 1991 Warner Brothers film, Dogfight takes audiences on a romantic and heartbreaking theatrical journey that stays with you long after the performance.

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 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.



Actors of all races, ethnicities, sizes, abilities, and genders (conforming and non-conforming) are highly encouraged to audition.

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.
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.
Bernstein – A Marine private first class and Birdlace’s good friend. A bit nerdy and very inexperienced with the opposite sex.
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.
Marcy – Boland’s date for the dogfight. She is a nearly toothless and homely prostitute. Crass and brash, but sneaky and cunning.
Mama – The owner of the local diner. She is unamused by the Marines’ antics and protective of her daughter, Rose.
Ensemble – Marines (Sergeant, Gibbs, Fector, Stevens); Bus Passengers; Singers; Hippies