DOGFIGHT Music & Lyrics by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul Book by Peter Duchan Based on the Warner Bros. Film and Screenplay by Bob Comfort
Directed by Austin Karkowsky Music Directed by Katie Kivinski Choreographed by Zach Manske
The Massman Theatre at USC Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 7:30PM Friday, January 24, 2020 at 7:30 PM & 11:00 PM Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 2:30 PM & 8:00 PM Sunday, January 26, 2012 at 2:30 PM
DOGFIGHT is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com
WHO ARE WE? Musical Theatre Repertory at USC Musical Theatre Repertory at the University of Southern California was established in 2005 and is dedicated to enriching students’ lives through the production of quality musical theatre. As the only student theatre group committed to producing musicals at USC, our goal is to provide students with the opportunity to participate in musical theatre pieces supplementary to those produced by USC. Find us online at www.uscmtr.com for more information about the company, donations, ticketing details, upcoming events, production stills, and even a few production videos! Thank you for supporting the arts and we can't wait to see you at our upcoming shows!
WHAT WE NEED: MTR is run exclusively by USC students. We receive no outside support from faculty or professional companies. Since our company is entirely student-run, each one of us puts in an enormous amount of time and effort to bring our productions to the stage. That being said, our financial resources are limited and our student production designers rely on the support of our donors to bring their designs to life. Funds we raise will be used to cover costs associated with lighting, sound, costumes, scenery, props, royalties, venue rentals and more. These key elements are vital not only in helping our production reach its full potential but also in providing design students with valuable production opportunities!
WHAT YOU GET: If you donate $100 or more to our production, you are guaranteed 2 reserved seats to a performance of your choosing. No need to come to the theater early to get the best seats in the house!
WHY 'DOGFIGHT'? This musical was the first show the now-legendary composing duo Pasek & Paul brought to New York. We are thrilled to be bringing a piece crafted by the minds behind Dear Evan Hansen to the students of USC. We believe that Dogfight tells the story of a world in which people are led to blindly follow societal norms rooted in generations before them without questioning moral implications, and what happens when this world is challenged. The musical follows a group of young Marines on the evening of November 21, 1963, their last night in the U.S. before heading to Vietnam. It is a beautiful story about how a person, a song, and an evening have the power to transform somebody forever.
THE IMPACT: This campaign will drastically increase the caliber of our performance, and we hope that by producing high-quality independent student productions, we can support other student groups to provide as many opportunities as possible for USC students! MTR has been producing musicals for and by the students during the past two decades now. Our goal for this year is to expand and further support the SDA community by providing valuable career and professional events, such as dance workshops, alumni networking events, audition preparation workshops and more. If you would like to learn more about all that we do as a company, check out our website.
CAST: Lily Castle as Rose Fenny Sam Guillemette as Pete/Lounge Singer Taylor Kass as Marcy Piper Kingston as Mama Sunny Malhotra as Fector Terry Mullany as Eddie Birdlace Daniel Murphy Bernstein David Shadman as Boland Alex Oliva as Stevens Sebastian Rabassa as Gibbs Alejandra Villanueva as Ruth Two Bears
PRODUCTION TEAM Directed by Austin Karkowsky Music Directed by Katie Kivinski Choreographed by Zach Manske Assistant Director: Tata Vivas Associate Choreographer: Erica Ammerman Scenic Design by Jordan Fox Scenic Assistants: Zoya Naqvi & Harrison Newton Costume Design by Natalie Pesqueira Properties Design by Damaris Eddy Lighting Design by Edward Hansen Assistant Lighting Designer: Payton Truszkowski Sound Design by Joy Cheever Technical Direction by Jordan Fox Stage Management by Domenica Diaz Assistant Stage Manager: Beth Yeo Produced by Tyler Joseph Ellis and Sarah Campbell Graphic Design by Joy Cheever
MTR ARTISTIC BOARD President: Tyler Joseph Ellis Production Manager: Jamie Salinger Treasurer: Jordan Fox Secretary: Austin Karkowsky Public Relations: Beth Yeo Members at Large: Erica Ammerman, Sarah Campbell, Joy Cheever, Abbey Harris, Stephen Jung, Austin Karkowsky, Nick Kassoy, Katie Kivinski, Zach Manske, Natalie Pesqueira, Cole Slater, and Tata Vivas Faculty Advisor: Parmer Fuller