It’s 1963 and three marines are about to get deployed to Southeast Asia. They have one night in San Francisco to do as they please. Corporal Eddie Birdlace meets a waitress, Rose and enlists her into a cruel bet he has with his friends. DOGFIGHT takes audiences on a whirlwind of a ride that will have you laughing, crying and emotionally connected.
The music by Benj Pasik and Justin Paul is fabulous. Favorite numbers include “Some Kinda Time” and “Hey, Good-Lookin” where all the marines sang and danced perfectly. Sarah Errington commanded the stage as Marcy. The moment she started singing the title song “Dogfight”, it was so clear and powerful that I had chills and was moved to tears. The cast and stage was small (eleven people) which allowed for an intimate setting.
You know you have a hit when the audience is engaged during the show. People were audibly expressing themselves during certain scenes. At intermission, the theater was a buzz and I overheard some great conversations. This is a show I saw in New York City at Pace University and was excited to see in San Diego. It did not disappoint.
DOGFIGHT is running now through August 23rd. For more information and tickets, check out: http://www.cygnettheatre.com/show/15-16/dogfight.html
Rating: To Be
*Note: There is strong language in the show. Run time is 2 hours with a 15 minute intermission.