Austin Theatre Project presents Dogfight the Musical
Written by Broadway's hottest new composer team, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, Dogfight is based on the film of the same name that starred River Phoenix and Lili Taylor. The Off-Broadway musical received raves from the critics and the prestigious 2013 Lucille Lortell award for Best Musical.
The date is November 21, 1963. For a group of Marines fresh out of boot camp, its the day before their lives will change forever as they are about to ship off to a small, little-known conflict in Southeast Asias Vietnam. For the rest of the world, its the last date of innocence as the following day is the day the world changed forever with the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
A tradition the Marines have practiced for years is known as a Dogfight, where the boys throw some money in the pot and then have two hours to find the ugliest girl they can for the party. Things dont go quite as planned for Eddie Birdlace (Adam Munoz Godspell) when he brings Rose Fenney (ATP newcomer Alycia Cornwell) to the festivities that are destined for heartbreak. But Rose surprises Eddie (and herself) by rewriting the rules of the game and teaches him the power of love and compassion.