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Sept. 29 – Oct. 8, 2023

Friday & Saturday at 7:30pm
Saturday & Sunday at 2:00pm

Appropriate for ages 16+

 

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Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre
Teen Production of

DOGFIGHT

Music and Lyrics by BENJ PASEK & JUSTIN PAUL
Book by PETER DUCHAN
Based on the Warner Bros. Film and Screenplay by Bob Comfort

Directed by Lisa Figeruoa

Music Directed by Jennifer Adams

Choreographed byCaelan Creaser

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.

 

Cast:

RoleActor

EDDIE BIRDLACE

Josh Pike

ROSE FENNY

Jessica Lester

BERNSTEIN

Declan Skaggs

BOLAND

Bennett Smith

MARCY

Ryan Parker

FECTOR 

Lincoln Hoekstra

STEVENS

 Jake Krotonsky

GIBBS 

Max Mendoza

MAMA/PEGGY

Kayla McCray

RUTH TWO BEARS 

Olivia Feldman

LOUNGE SINGER/ PRAYING DRAG QUEEN/BIG TONY

Alex Hinkle

PETE/DINER PATRON

James McGuire

SERGEANT 

Michael Beninato

CHIPPY/FT VOCALIST

Callie Crandall

LIBRARIAN/FT VOCALIST

Cara Richman

STEVEN’S PARTY DATE 

Danika Bussey

FECTOR’S PARTY DATE (SUZETTE)

Abby Golden

HIPPIES 

Izzy Wallace, Lorelei Shirey