Performance Dates: November 29th – December 14th Venue: The Meteor Theatre
Director: David Sidwell Musical Director: Nick Braae
DOGFIGHT, the hauntingly beautiful musical by Pasek & Paul (The Greatest Showman, Dear Evan Hansen…). This theatrical masterpiece takes audiences on a romantic and heart-breaking 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.
Studded with impressive songs, an unexpected love affair and a genuine and charming soul, DOGFIGHT is ultimately a challenging and inspiring love story.
AUDITIONS July 25th & 26th: 4.00pm – 9pm
.Please only select one booking slot.
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, Age: 18 to 25 Vocal range top: A4, bottom: A2
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, Age: 18 to 21 Vocal range top: E5, bottom: G3
Bernstein A Marine private first class and Birdlace's good friend. A bit nerdy and very inexperienced with the opposite sex. Gender: Male, Age: 18 to 25 Vocal range top: B4, bottom: 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 behaviour and language. Gender: Male, Age: 18 to 25 Vocal range top: B4, bottom: B2
Marcy Boland's date for the dogfight. She is a nearly toothless and homely prostitute. Crass and brash, but sneaky and cunning. Gender: Female, Age: 25 to 35 Vocal range top: Eb5, bottom: F#3
Mama The owner of the local diner. She is unamused by the Marines' antics and protective of her daughter, Rose. Gender: Female, Age: 40 to 50
Ensemble Marines (Sergeant, Gibbs, Fector, Stevens); Bus Passengers; Singers; Hippies. Males should have contemporary pop/rock tenor voices.
All roles available in DOGFIGHT are limited to age 16 and above.
We are seeking a diversity of ethnic cast members.
If you are auditioning for a principal role you must bring one song of your own choice that best displays your vocal capabilities and qualities (character/range/style) in the contemporary style of the show.
If you are auditioning for a specific role then you should be familiar with one of the songs sung by the character for which you are auditioning.
Saturday 7 September: 10am-1pm [allocation of vocal parts/preliminary sing through] Saturday 14 September: 10am-1pm Saturday 21 September: 10am-1pm Tuesday 22 October: 7-10pm Wednesday 23 October: 7-10pm Thursday 24 October: 7-10pm [On Hold] Monday 28 October: 7-10pm
Note: All music rehearsals are full company at present with any changes to be made after casting; soloists may be have further individual rehearsals organised on a case-by-case basis. The gap in the middle of the schedule is to account for the season of We Will Rock You. There will be no clashes between DOGFIGHT and WWRY rehearsals for either creatives, cast, or musicians. All music rehearsals will be held at Wintec Music Department on Collingwood Street.
BLOCKING REHEARSALS COMMENCE: October 29
FULL ATTENDANCE AT ALL REHEARSALS IS A NECESSITY – TOTAL COMMITMENT REQUIRED!
.PLEASE ONLY SELECT ONE BOOKING SLOT. .PLEASE INCLUDE A HEADSHOT WITH YOUR BOOKING.
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