Kelsey Casting Call: “Dogfight”


Pierrot Productions have announced auditions for their Fall 2017 Kelsey Theatre production of “Dogfight, opening November 2017 at The Kelsey Theatre! Wanna audition? Good! Here is everything you need to know!

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This is a non-union, non-paid production.

About the Show

Before creating the Tony-winning sensation Dear Evan Hansen, writers Benj Pasek and Justin Paul delivered the heartbreaking and beautiful musical, “Dogfight”. This emotional journey depicts the blissful ignorance of youth, compassion in the face of cruelty and the ability to find true inner strength and acceptance despite the brutality of life and war.

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. But, when Corporal Eddie Birdlace meets Rose, an awkward and idealistic waitress whom he enlists to win a heartless bet with his fellow recruits, she rewrites the rules of the game and teaches him the power of love and kindness.

Audition Dates

Auditions and callbacks will be held in the Communications (CM) building adjacent to Kelsey Theatre. (On the campus of Mercer County Community College – 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, NJ)

  • Wednesday, July 26th (7pm-10pm)
  • Sunday, July 30th (12pm-5pm)
  • Invited Callbacks – Sunday, August 6th (6pm-10pm) & Wednesday August 9th (7pm-10pm)

Production Company & Creative Team

  • Presented by Pierrot Productions
  • Directed by Kat Ross Kline
  • Music Directed by Peter de Mets
  • Stage Management by Jaci D’Ulisse

Performance Dates & Location

  • All performances will take place inside The Kelsey Theatre at Mercer County Community College
  • Performance Dates:
    • Fridays: November 3rd and 10th at 8pm
    • Saturdays: November 4th and 11th at 8pm
    • Sundays: November 5th and 12th at 2pm

Rehearsal Information

How To Sign-up

  • In order to minimize wait times, audition appointments are very strongly recommended.
  • To make an appointment, CLICK HERE.

Audition Prep

  • Full song in the style of the show with sheet music in the appropriate key – an accompanist will be provided.  No a cappella singing or CDs/iPods will be permitted.
  • Cold readings from the script are possible
  • Provide a current resume and a headshot if available
  • List of all known conflicts between August 1st and November 12th (rehearsals are built around actors’ schedules and consideration is taken for vacations)



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.
Stage Age: 18-25 years old
Vocal Range: A2-A4

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.
Stage Age: 18-21 years old
Vocal Range: G3-E5

BERNSTEIN: A Marine private first class and Birdlace’s good friend. A bit nerdy and very inexperienced with the opposite sex.
Stage Age: 18-25 years old
Vocal Range: B2-B4

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.
Stage Age: 18 -25 years old
Vocal Range: B2-B4

MARCY: Boland’s date for the dogfight. She is a nearly toothless and homely prostitute. Crass and brash, but sneaky and cunning.
Stage Age: 25-35 years old
Vocal Range: F#3-Eb5

MAMA: The owner of the local diner. She is unamused by the Marines’ antics and protective of her daughter, Rose.
Stage Age: 40-50 years old

MULTIPLE ENSEMBLE ROLES include Marines (Sergeant, Gibbs, Fector, Stevens); Bus Passengers; Singers; Hippies, etc. Ensemble members will be used heavily throughout the show and should be strong singers and actors.

How To Sign-up

  • In order to minimize wait times, audition appointments are very strongly recommended.
  • To make an appointment, CLICK HERE.

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