Dogfight: Musical Info & Synopsis


Dogfight is about a group of young marines who are about to be deployed to Vietnam. On their last night in San Francisco, the marines engage in a competition, where each aims to bring the ugliest date to a party. Eddie Birdlace, one of the marines, meets Rose Fenny, a kind and unsuspecting waitress, and invites her to the party. As the night progresses, Eddie’s perspective begins to change as he discovers the true beauty within her. The musical explores themes of compassion, acceptance, and the capacity for change.

Musical Information

Parental Warning: Adult Themes/Content

Musical Type: Contemporary (2012)

Cast Size: 10+

Genre: Drama

Setting: 1960s / USA (California)

Creative Team

Music/Lyrics: Benj Pasek, Justin Paul

Book: Peter Duchan

Cast Albums

Original Off-Broadway Cast (2013)➝


Audition Songs: Theatre Trip

Licensing: Music Theatre International➝

Sheet Music: Musicnotes➝


2010s, Based on a Movie, College, Dating, Dramatic, One-Word, War

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