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Auditions: Dogfight

Digital Auditions Schedule

July 3
 - July 27

Callback Schedule

July 29, 2020 @ 6:00 pm

Rehearsals Begin

August 11, 2020

Performance Schedule

October 9
 - October 25, 2020

SYNOPSIS

The hauntingly beautiful musical, Dogfight, by Pasek and Paul (Edges, James and the Giant Peach, A 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.

PREPARATION

Elm Street Cultural Arts Village is deeply committed to building an inviting and inclusive arts community that celebrates individuality and diversity and treats everyone with fairness and respect. We invite artists of all races, ages, sexual orientations, and gender expressions as well as artists with disabilities to participate. We want to represent diverse communities in our organization and welcome your interest.

This is a non-paid; non-equity production. Auditions will only be through online submissions through Monday, July 27th at 11:59pm.

In your video audition, please prepare to perform 32 bars of a song in the style of the show. We encourage you to perform standing up.

Online or In-Person callbacks will take place on Wednesday, July 29th from 6:00pm-10:00pm. Information about callbacks will be emailed as needed.

If you have any questions or are unable to upload your video submission–please email brian@elmstreetarts.org.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:

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
Vocal range 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
Vocal range 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
Vocal range 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 behavior and language.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 to 25
Vocal range top: B4
Vocal range 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
Vocal range 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

AUDITION APPLICATION

  • Accepted file types: jpg, png, pdf, jpeg.
    The file must be a JPG, PNG, PDF, or JPEG no larger than 10mb.
  • Accepted file types: pdf.
    The file must be a PDF no larger than 10mb.
  • Please upload a video of yourself singing 32 bars in the style of the show.
  • Please list all conflicts, vacations, etc. between the dates of July 26th, 2020 and October 25th, 2020. Mandatory Dates are NON-NEGOTIABLE. There may be additional promo/events or appearances you will be called to, but those will be discussed once cast is in place. Rehearsals are scheduled Sundays from 1:00PM-5:00PM, Mondays and Tuesdays from 7:00PM-10:00PM, as well as Saturday, September 26th from 9:00AM - 5:00PM. A full schedule will be available to view prior to first rehearsal. Rehearsals are subject to change and may vary due to conflicts and director discretion.

    *MANDATORY DATES*
    Press Day: 6:00PM - 10:00PM Tuesday, August 25th (rehearsal to begin as soon as Press Day ends)

    Tech Rehearsals:
    October 3rd, 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    October 5th - October 8th, 6:00PM - 10:00PM (or run is finished)

    Shows: October 9th - October 25th, call is 6:00PM on Fri, Sat, and 1:00PM Sun.

    Photo Call: 3:00PM Saturday, October 10th

    Strike: Immediately following closing (October 25th) and lasts until everything is struck or 7:00PM whichever comes first.

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