Hot Diggety, Dogfight!

A Marine and an awkward waitress. Ugly date contests. A pop-rock musical. What more can you ask for? Check out Pace Performing Arts students’ 2013-2014 season opener Dogfight on October 2–9.

Boy meets girl. Boy takes girl to a humiliating ugly date dance. Boy realizes he’s a jerk. That’s the gist of Dogfight, the first in a series of Pace Performing Arts productions.

The night before shipping off to Vietnam, four Marines prepare to attend a “dogfight” (the annual dance where Marines compete to bring the ugliest date), but when 18-year-old Marine Corporal Eddie Birdlace meets charmingly clumsy waitress Rose, the game changes.

Pace Performing Arts students present the 2013 Lucille Lortel award-winning Dogfight, written by Peter Duchan and with a pop-rock musical score by Tony Award nominees Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, who all made a special appearance at Pace’s first rehearsal and chatted with students.

BFA Musical Theatre program Director Amy Rogers will direct the production.

Performances will be held in Schaeberle Studio on the 10th floor of 41 Park Row on the following dates:

October 2-4, 8:00 p.m.
October 5, 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
October 6, 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
October 8-9, 8:00 p.m.

Tickets are available for purchase online here.

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