Dogfight Casting Call

Oct 13 2017 | By More

Junior musicals company callout for Scottish premiere

Junior amateur musicals company Shoogly Peg Productions, has put out an open call for its February 2018 production of Pasek and Paul’s 2012 musical, Dogfight.

The company is looking to recruit new members for the production. It will be the Scottish premiere of the show which is adapted from the 1991 movie staring River Phoenix and Lili Taylor.

The company is holding auditions on Wednesdays 18 and 25 of October, at St Thomas of Aquins High School. Sign-up for auditions is through the link below and closes at 10pm on Tuesday 17 October 2017.

Dogfight is set on November 21, 1963 (the night before Kennedy’s assassination) in San Francisco where three young marines are enjoying their last 24 hours of freedom before flying out to the small but growing conflict in South East Asia.

The three are looking for a night of debauchery, partying and maybe a little trouble. But when Corporal Eddie Birdlace meets Rose, an awkward and idealistic waitress he enlists to win a cruel bet with his fellow recruits, she rewrites the rules of the game and teaches him the power of compassion.

Adapted from the film directed by Nancy Savoca, it has a book by Peter Duchan, with music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, who wrote the lyrics for the songs in La La Land.

Due to the nature of the content of the show the company is opening the auditions to over 16s only, although younger members might be considered with parental permission.

The production will be staged at the end of February 2018, with exact dates and venue to be confirmed.

Listings and Links

Deadline to sign up for Dogfight auditions:
Tuesday 17 October 2017: 10pm.
Link to register interest:

Auditions for Dogfight
St Thomas of Aquins High School, 2-20 Chalmers Street, EH3 9ES
Wednesdays 18 and 25 October 2017
Evenings: 6 – 9pm.

Shoogly Peg Website:
Facebook: /shooglypegpro

The original cast soundtrack an original 1991 movie are available on Amazon. Click the images below for details.

A note on casting is available on the Music Theatre International website:



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