“The whole damn world might change tomorrow. So we go for broke today”
In this 2013 Lucille Lortel Outstanding Musical Award winner, a plain young woman not accustomed to men’s attention is approached by a young Marine the night before he ships out for Vietnam. Little does she know why he’s really invited her to a party, and little does he know that this “common girl” is going to change him in ways he could never imagine. From the award-winning team of Broadway’s A Christmas Story and television’s “Smash” comes a new musical that brings an unexpected lesson on love and the power of compassion.
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Mary Kay Fyda-Mar
SEASON PRODUCERS Bette & Wylie Aitken
“a crisply staged area premiere by the Chance Theater in Anaheim, which, given its excellent record with musicals classic and new, is just the company you’d want to do it.”
— Los Angeles Times
“suitably captures the joy and elation of youthful frivolity and youthful attraction, but also the sad, heartbreaking realities of youth squelched by the unforgivable violence of war—all in the small compact footprint of the Cripe Stage.” — Broadway World
“Nelson etches the evening’s most unforgettable portrdait. Her Rose’s low self-esteem and desire to actuate the ideals found in folk music are affecting and appealing, and Nelson and Puente are endearingly awkward in the tasteful bedroom scene.” — Orange County Register
“Matthew McCray directs Dogfight with abundant imagination and flair, and he has been blessed by a splendid (and gratifyingly ethnically diverse) cast of Chance vets and newbies… Still, it’s Benj Pasek and Justin Paul’s memorable collection of songs (the catchy-as-all-get-out “Hey, Good-Lookin’” and “Come To A Party,” the uber-romantic ‘60s-style “That Face,” the show-stopping “Dogfight,” the downright exquisite “Nothing Short Of Wonderful,” and the heartbreaking “Pretty Funny” among them) that give the musical its emotional heart and punch.” — StageSceneLA
“Dogfight is a welcome addition to the local musical theatre scene and should be seen by anyone who loves good theatre and relatively unknown shows.” — HainesHisWay.com
“Director McCray and company have concocted a rich, fast-moving and deeply engrossing production that is fully in keeping with The Chance’s elegant custom of offering far more than a simple “Boy meets Girl” ‘song-and-dance’ kind of musical. This is a story that stays with you to ponder and continue to be moved by after the house lights have finally been brought up.” — Broadway Stars
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At a Glance
- Approximate Running Time:
- 2 hours with intermission
- Special Notes:
- On the Cripe Stage
- Contains strong language
- Post-show discussions at each performance
- Open seating. Subscribe for assigned seats.
- "Salon" on Sun, Feb 14 at 3pm... Arrive at 2:15pm and stay after the show for 2 specially hosted discussions with the artists.
- Save $10 by attending Previews (Feb 5-12). Limited availability.
- Save $5 by attending Weekdays (Feb 17-Mar 4). Limited availability.
- 2-for-1 Tix on Wed, Feb 17 at 7:30pm... Use online code "DFM1219". Limited availability.
- $20 Rush Tix available 1 hour prior to the performance. Cash only. Subject to availability.
- 40% off for Groups of 10 or more... plus assigned seating. Visit www.ChanceTheater.com/Groups.