Directed by Mathew Wright, the cast includes Kody Bringman (Birdlace), Devon Busswood (Rose), Trent Moury (Bernstein), Ben Wynant (Boland), Janet McWilliams (Marcy/Peggy), Chance Eldridge (Fector), Daniel Goodman (Stevens), Jake Hoff (Gibbs/Steven's Date), Pat Sibley (Mama), Kirsten deLohr Helland (Suzette/Librarian), Tori Spero (Ruth/Chippy) and Chris Carwithen (Pete/Lounge Singer).
The ArtsWest production will continue through Nov. 22. As previously reported, Balagan Theatre was slated to co-produce the Pasek and Paul musical along with ArtsWest, which now mounts the production on its own.
Dogfight features music and lyrics by Pasek and Paul with a book by Duchan.
Here's how it's billed: "Dogfight, based on the 1991 Warner Bros. film, tells the story of 3 Marines in 1963 who, on the eve of their deployment to Vietnam, look forward to their last evening of fun and debauchery. A romantic and heartbreaking story, Eddie Birdlace enlists a sweet awkward waitress, Rose Fenny, to join him at the party. Rewriting the rules of the game, Rose teaches young Eddie the meaning of compassion."
Other members of the creative team include music director Christopher DiStefano, choreographer Trina Mills, lighting designer Robert Aguilar, scenic designer Ahren Buhmann, sound designer Michael Connolly and costume designer Chelsea Cook. For more information and tickets, visit ArtsWest.org.