Dogfight: A New Musical
July 28-30, 2017
Friday, May 12 ~ 4:00PM-9:00PM
Saturday, May 13 ~ 10:00AM-2:00PM
Saturday, May 13 ~ 3:00PM-???
If you are being called back, you will be notified individually.
Coal City High School Auditorium
655 W. Division St.
Coal City, IL 60416
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What to Prepare
We would like you to come prepared with 32-bars of any musical number. This can be any song of your choice. Please bring 2 copies of the sheet music (one for the accompanist and one for the directors). We will provide an accompanist for you.
Below you will find monologues from Dogfight.
You will be asked to read one of these selections at the audition.
In addition to your selected piece, please be prepared to sing one of the Dogfight pieces below. Please note, regardless of what you've prepared, you may not be asked to sing the Dogfight selections.
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Dogfight Vocal Selections
Dogfight Acting Sides
- a Marine private first class and Birdlace's good friend; a bit nerdy and very inexperienced with the opposite sex; range: B2-B4.
- 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; range: B2-B4.
- 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; range: A2-A4.
- the owner of the local diner; unamused by the Marines' antics and protective of her daughter, Rose; speaking role.
- Boland's date for the dogfight; a nearly toothless and homely prostitute; crass and brash, but sneaky and cunning; range: F#3-Eb5.
- 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; range: G3-E5.
- to play Native American; stoic, deadpan; strong singer.
- US Marine leaving for Vietnam; not too bright; one of the guys; also plays a hippie; high tenor with a Bb; comfortable singing in tight harmony.
- multi-character track (to play early 20s) for one performer. Stevens: US Marine leaving for Vietnam, judge of the dogfight, cocky. Contemporary tenor voice, though could be baritone; comfortable singing in tight harmony.
- multi-character track for one performer. Lounge Singer: Smooth crooner at the low-rent Nite Lite; contemporary tenor voice, but must be comfortable in more pastiche styles as well (early ‘60s music ranging from Engelbert Humperdinck to The Beatles).
- multi-character track for one performer; chippy: feisty young prostitute; also plays Fector’s party date and a hippie; strong singer.
- Waiter, Sargent, Tattoo Artist, Pete, Hippies, Marines; all roles also fill the ensemble throughout
Jack Micetich and Jane Swinney
Jack Micetich and Jane Swinney