Music & Lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
Book by Peter Duchan
Based on the Warner Bros. film and screenplay by Bob Comfort

Dates / Show Times:

Jan. 10–26, 2020
Fridays & Saturdays 7pm, Sundays 2pm.
Additional matinees Saturdays Jan. 18 & 25.

Parental discretion required due to mature themes and language.


The hauntingly beautiful musical, Dogfight, by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (the songwriting team behind Dear Evan Hansen and The Greatest Showman) 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.

Winner of Spotlight Youth Theatre Pick-a-Season contest for 2019-2020.


  • Eddie Birdlace Dean Kelldorf
  • Rose Fenny Sabrina Kiepke
  • Bernstein Jack Yampolsky
  • Boland Jack Taylor
  • Marcy Josie Wright
  • Fector Owen Donsker
  • Stevens Kyler Tunnell
  • Gibbs Josh Pike
  • Pete / Lounge Singer / Big Tony Alec Pursell
  • Mama Zoey Waller
  • Sergeant Joshua Allred
  • Ruth Two Bears Jazlynn Damasco
  • Peggy Allison Watson
  • Librarian / Gibbs’ Date Katelyn Karcher
  • Suzette Phoenix Sage
  • Chippy Alyssa Armstrong
  • Waiter Noah Lanouette
  • Stevens’ Date Ryley Grace Youngs
  • Ensemble Roles Joshua Allred, Alyssa Armstrong, Phoenix Sage, Jazlynn Damasco, Katelyn Karcher, Noah Lanouette, Zoey Waller, Allison Watson, Ryley Grace Youngs

Production Team

  • Director & Scenic/Media Design Bobby Sample
  • Musical Director Tristan Peterson-Steinart
  • Choreographer Marley DeGroodt
  • Stage Manager Maria Cruz
  • Costume Design Naomi Jordon & Andi Marie Jordon
  • Lighting & Sound Design Josh Hontz
  • Hair & Makeup Design Charlie Rabago
  • Properties Design Kenny Grossman & Vicki Grossman
  • Guitar Instruction Katie Sample
  • Assistant Stage Manager Hannah Wiegand
  • Tech Crew Learl Clah, Kacey Dodson, Noah Manumaleuga

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Awards & Recognitions for Dogfight

National Youth Arts Awards 2019-2020

  • Outstanding Production (Won)
  • Artist of the Year: (Won for multiple performances including Dogfight) Jack Yampolsky
  • Outstanding Lead Performance in a Musical: (Won) Dean Kelldorf
  • Outstanding Lead Performance in a Musical: (Won) Sabrina Kiepke
  • Outstanding Lead Performance (College Division): (Won) Jack Taylor
  • Outstanding Supporting Performance in a Musical: (Won) Josie Wright
  • Outstanding Ensemble (Won)
  • Outstanding Choreography: (Won) Marley DeGroodt
  • Outstanding Sound Design: (Won) Josh Hontz
  • Outstanding Musical Direction: (Won) Tristan Peterson-Steinart
  • Outstanding Direction: (Won) Bobby Sample
  • Outstanding Featured Performance in a Musical: (Nominated) Alec Pursell
  • Outstanding Set Design: (Nominated) Bobby Sample
  • Outstanding Hair/Makeup Design: (Nominated) Charlie Rabago

ariZoni Awards of Theatre Excellence 2019-2020

  • Best Overall Production – Youth Musical (Won)
  • Actor in a Major Role – Youth Musical: (Won) Dean Kelldorf
  • Actor in a Supporting Role – Youth Musical: (Won) Alec Pursell
  • Actor in a Supporting Role – Youth Musical: (Won) Jack Taylor
  • Musical Direction – Youth Theatre: (Won) Tristan Peterson-Steinart
  • Choreography – Youth Theatre: (Won) Marley DeGroodt
  • Fight Choreography – Youth Theatre: (Won) Maria Cruz and Bobby Sample
  • Sound Design – Youth Theatre: (Won) Josh Hontz
  • Media Design – Youth Theatre: (Won) Josh Hontz and Bobby Sample
  • Actress in a Supporting Role – Youth Musical: (Nominated) Josie Wright
  • Actor in a Supporting Role – Youth Musical: (Nominated) Jack Yampolsky
  • Director – Youth Musical: (Nominated) Bobby Sample
  • Costume Design – Youth Theatre: (Nominated) ANJ INC. (Andi Jordon and Naomi Jordon)
  • Hair and Makeup Design – Youth Theatre: (Nominated) Charlie Rabago
  • Property Design – Youth Theatre: (Nominated) Vicki Grossman and Kenny Grossman
  • Artistic Specialization – Youth Theatre: (Nominated) Guitar Instruction – Katie Sample