Troy Civic Theatre Holding Auditions for “Dogfight”

Troy Civic Theatre will be holding auditions for Dogfight: The Musical on Monday April 3rd and Wednesday April 5th

(Callbacks will also be the 5th) at the Arts Center, 265 River Street in Troy, NY.
will begin at 6:30, with auditions starting at 7:00PM.

Directed by Erin Harwood, Music Directed by Maria Germain, Choreographed by Mani McCalmon.

The show will be performed at the Arts Center in Troy, NY June 9-11 & 16-18, 2017.
Rehearsals will be held at the Arts Center in Troy, NY.

For the audition please prepare 32 bars of a song of your choosing and please bring sheet music with you. There will be cold readings as well.
There will also be a quick dance audition, so please dress comfortably. Thank you and hope to see you at auditions!
Please direct any questions to

The hauntingly beautiful musical, Dogfight, by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (Edges, James and the Giant Peach, A Christmas Story) and Peter Duchan, was praised by countless critics and nominated for numerous awards, winning the Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical. Based on the 1991 Warner Brothers film, Dogfight takes audiences on a romantic and heartbreaking theatrical journey that stays with you long after the performance.

It’s November 21, 1963. On the eve of their deployment to a small but growing conflict in Southeast Asia, three young Marines set out for one final boys’ night of debauchery, partying and maybe a little trouble. But, when Corporal Eddie Birdlace meets Rose, an awkward and idealistic waitress whom he enlists to win a cruel bet with his fellow recruits, she rewrites the rules of the game and teaches him the power of love and compassion.


Eddie Birdlace-
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.

Rose Fenny-
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.

Bernstein –
A Marine private first class and Birdlace’s good friend. A bit nerdy and very inexperienced with the opposite sex.

Boland –
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.

Marcy –
Boland’s date for the dogfight. She is a nearly toothless and homely prostitute. Crass and brash, but sneaky and cunning.

Fector –
U.S. Marine, Private, not too bright

Stevens –
U.S. Marine, Private First Class, cocky

Gibbs –
U.S. Marine, Private First Class, Midwestern

Mama –
The owner of the local diner. She is unamused by the Marines’ antics and protective of her daughter, Rose.

Ruth Two Bears

Lounge Singer

Party Dates: Chippy, Peggy, Steven’s Party Date, Fector’s Party Date

Ensemble –
Marines (Sergeant, Gibbs, Fector, Stevens, Pete); Librarian, Diner Patron, Praying Drag Queen, Big Tony, Waiter, Bus Passengers; Singers; Hippies

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