Neil Gooding Productions in association with Hayes Theatre Co
1 May to 31 May 2015
At Hayes Theatre Co – Potts Point
Directed by Neil Gooding
Musical Direction by Isaac Hayward
Choreographed by Nathan M Wright
Music and Lyrics by Ben Pasek & Justin Paul
Book by Peter Duchan
Lighting Design by Ross Graham
Johanna Allen, Hilary Cole, Toby Francis, Emily Havea, Haydan Hawkins, Luigi Lucente, Kyle Sapsford,
Mark Simpson, Jack Van Staveren and Rowan Witt.
The whole damn world might change tomorrow. So we go for broke today
Neil Gooding Productions in association with Hayes Theatre Co will present the award winning musical DOGFIGHT at Hayes Theatre Co from 1 May to 31 May 2015.
November 21, 1963. On the night before their deployment to Vietnam, three young Marines set out for one final boys’ night of debauchery. But when Corporal Eddie Birdlace meets Rose, the unassuming and idealistic waitress he enlists to win a cruel bet, she rewrites the rules of the game and opens his eyes to what really matters in life.
Based on the 1991 movie of the same name starring River Phoenix, DOGFIGHT premièred Off-Broadway in 2012, where it won the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical and was nominated for 5 Outer Critics Circle and 2 Drama Desk Awards.
DOGFIGHT will star Johanna Allen, Hilary Cole, Toby Francis, Emily Havea, Haydan Hawkins, Luigi Lucente, Kyle Sapsford, Mark Simpson, Jack Van Staveren and Rowan Witt.
“We are extremely excited to be presenting the Australian premiere of DOGFIGHT by musical theatre’s hottest writing team, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, and with a book by Peter Duchan. DOGFIGHT is a brilliant theatrical translation of the film which starred River Phoenix. DOGFIGHT boasts one of the most exciting new scores that has been written over the last few decades, and the show will be brought to life by an incredible ensemble cast made up of some of Australia’s brightest performers. Set in 1963 on the eve of the Vietnam war and the Kennedy assassination, DOGFIGHT is a musical about the power of compassion and empathy which follows the unlikely friendship that develops in a most unlikely context. We can not wait to showcase this amazing new show to audiences at Hayes Theatre Co,” says Neil Gooding.
"Easily the most delicate, surprising, musically satisfying score since Spring Awakening" – Time Out New York
"Extraordinarily rich and tender" – Michael Dale, Broadway World
"Tuneful…Mr. Pasek and Mr. Paul have written a winning low-key date song finding melodic grace in romantic awkwardness" – Ben Brantley, The New York Times
Hayes Theatre Co is a dedicated music theatre and cabaret venue in Potts Point. Named for Australian musical theatre legend, Nancye Hayes OAM, Hayes Theatre Co honours and builds on the vast history of Australian Musical Theatre and its practitioners. This not-for-profit venue is managed by Independent Music Theatre, a collaborative partnership focusing on providing a permanent home for small-scale musical theatre and cabaret. By providing venue space to newly mounted productions, Hayes Theatre Co, will be a presenting partner together with independent producers and artists. Hayes Theatre Co is made possible through the City of Sydney's Accommodation Grant Program.
Hayes Theatre Co, 19 Greenknowe Ave Potts Point
Dates: 1 May to 31 May 2015
Times: Tuesday- Saturday at 7:30pm, Saturday at 2pm, Sunday at 5pm
Tickets: Adult $48, Concession/MEAA $42*
Bookings: www.hayestheatre.com.au or phone 02 8065 7337
*including booking fees