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 Neil Gooding Productions in association with Hayes Theatre Co presentsDogfight LuigiFlag Webpage


From Friday 1 May - Sunday 31 May 2015

Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul
Book by Peter Duchan

Director Neil Gooding
Musical Director Isaac Hayward
Choreographer Camilla Jakimowicz
Set Designer James Browne
Costume Designer Elizabeth Frankilin
Lighting Designer Ross Graham
Sound Designer Jed Silver

Starring Johanna Allen, Danielle Barnes, Hilary Cole, Toby Francis, Emily Havea, Haydan Hawkins, Luigi Lucente, Kyle Sapsford, Mark Simpson, Jack Van Staveren, Rowan Witt

The whole damn world might change tomorrow. So we go for broke today.

November 21, 1963. On the night before their depoyment 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 premiered 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. 

"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  Dogfight HilaryFlag Webpage

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

May 1 to May 31, 2015
Media Opening: Wednesday 6 May
Tuesday to Saturday at 7:30pm, Saturday at 2:00pm, Sunday at 5:00pm

NB No performance on Tuesday 19 May. 2.00pm matinee now on sale for Friday 29 May

Full Price $48.00, Concession (Seniors/Pensioners/Students/MEAA) $42.00

Latecomers will not be admitted until a suitable break in the performance. 


Dogfight is a part of the 2011 Postcode Special Ticket Offer

Anyone who lives in the 2011 postcode can obtain unsold tickets for only $20.00 to all participating shows at Hayes Theatre Co on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays when purchased in person at the box office, half an hour prior to commencement of the performance with I.D. showing residential address.