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Dogfight Cast Recording?

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broadwayguy20012
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Dogfight Cast Recording?
Posted: 6/30/12 at 01:00am
Just saw the show tonight. Great score. Really catchy. Beautiful ballads and just all-around solid, tight guy songs with amazing harmonies! (how often does THAT happen these days?...) Just wondering if there has been any talk of a cast recording for the show? Perhaps Sh-K-Boom if you're listening...
SomeoneInThisDress
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joined:6/21/12
Dogfight Cast Recording?
Posted: 6/30/12 at 03:42pm
It's more of a possibility if it transfers after 2nd Stage.

Any news on that??
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broadwayguy20012
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Dogfight Cast Recording?
Posted: 6/30/12 at 04:57pm
I haven't officially "heard" anything as of yet regarding a transfer. I think it is way too early to tell at this point. But the audience last night was very vocal about the show and LOVED it by all accounts. I loved it myself and am really hoping for a life for the show after 2nd Stage and to that end, a recording of some sort.
SomeoneInThisDress
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Dogfight Cast Recording?
Posted: 6/30/12 at 05:17pm
I'm seeing it on the 3rd and cannot wait! :)
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Polka Dot2
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Dogfight Cast Recording?
Posted: 6/30/12 at 08:55pm
I saw it last night and loved it. So refreshing and honest. I hope it has life after its run at Second Stage.
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broadwayguy20012
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Dogfight Cast Recording?
Posted: 6/30/12 at 10:16pm
Amen Polka! I agree 100%.
Bwaydide92
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joined:5/16/12
Dogfight Cast Recording?
Posted: 6/30/12 at 10:40pm
If it transfers it will most likely get a cast recording. Probably not going to happen if it dies after 2nd Stage, but that doesn't seem likely.
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broadwayguy20012
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Dogfight Cast Recording?
Posted: 6/30/12 at 10:52pm
Right.
perfectliar
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Dogfight Cast Recording?
Posted: 6/30/12 at 11:31pm
It's always possible... Vanities got a recording even though it never transferred after 2ST.
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mjroberts972
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joined:6/13/11
Dogfight Cast Recording?
Posted: 7/1/12 at 12:17am
I will die if "Pretty Funny" is professionally recorded
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deck925
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joined:5/21/05
Dogfight Cast Recording?
Posted: 7/1/12 at 03:07pm
I saw the matinee yesterday, and as I bought the poster asked if there was any talk of it having life after this run. I'm not sure who it was that I spoke to, but he basically said it was too early to tell.

I hope the audiences continue to love it, because mine sure did as well. I would love to see it have a life, and a cast recording after this. Lindsay Mendez was heartbreaking during "Pretty Funny" I hope a recording of her pops up soon because it was beautiful. The male songs are also wonderful, I agree with all that was said above!
I'm kind of a sweat pant, t-shirt, no make-up type of girl. So once a year, I can get spiffy. Sutton Foster :)
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AGermano
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Dogfight Cast Recording?
Posted: 7/1/12 at 04:41pm
Hey deck, you mentioned that you purchased the poster at the show yesterday? I was at the first preview and they weren't selling anything but do they have official merchandise now? Any idea of what else they are selling/prices?
Thanks :)
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deck925
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Dogfight Cast Recording?
Posted: 7/1/12 at 05:37pm
I just went to where they were selling drinks and stuff, noticed they had a poster out there advertising the show, and asked the girl behind the counter if they were selling them. It was only ten dollars, not sure if they had any other merchandise!
I'm kind of a sweat pant, t-shirt, no make-up type of girl. So once a year, I can get spiffy. Sutton Foster :)
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AGermano
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Dogfight Cast Recording?
Posted: 7/1/12 at 06:16pm
Good to know, thanks!
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mjroberts972
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Dogfight Cast Recording?
Posted: 7/1/12 at 11:28pm
Kinda off topic but has anyone tried getting student rush tickets for this? What time should I go to the theatre?
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wdwfreak
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Dogfight Cast Recording?
Posted: 7/1/12 at 11:36pm
STudent rush is sold an hour before. Depending upon availability. If they are sold out, there is no rush. If you get there when they start selling you should be fine.
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deck925
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Dogfight Cast Recording?
Posted: 7/2/12 at 12:58pm
mjroberts I got there maybe 10-15 minutes before rush started and was the third person in line, the two girls ahead of me walked in only a few minutes before me.
I'm kind of a sweat pant, t-shirt, no make-up type of girl. So once a year, I can get spiffy. Sutton Foster :)
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AGermano
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Dogfight Cast Recording?
Posted: 7/2/12 at 01:01pm
Where were your seats?
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ClydeBarrow
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Dogfight Cast Recording?
Posted: 7/2/12 at 01:31pm
For everyone wondering about the student rush, the seats appear to not really be in the theatre at first. They are stools behind the box seats off to the side. Once the show is about to begin, we were able to move up behind the lower chairs and the view was fairly good. Most of the action happens stage left or center so you don't really miss much. The show was sold out tonight so hopes of moving were dashed. I'm not sure if there are other rush tickets aside from the stools (of which there were about six).
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deck925
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Dogfight Cast Recording?
Posted: 7/2/12 at 01:49pm
I was in Row D to the left, they were excellent seats!
I'm kind of a sweat pant, t-shirt, no make-up type of girl. So once a year, I can get spiffy. Sutton Foster :)
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somethingwicked
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Dogfight Cast Recording?
Posted: 7/2/12 at 02:14pm
I saw the show over the weekend, and as much as I wanted to love it, I didn't.

The film is an incredibly hard piece to musicalize because of how incredibly mean spirited the central male characters are. Because of that, whenever the action is focused on them (which is far too often,) it's virtually impossible to get into the show. The tunes are always catchy, but it can't distract you from the horrible nature of what they're conveying, and that's a problem. When the attention shifts to Birdlace and Rose and the complexities of their relationship, mostly in the second act, it's beautiful and engaging and heartfelt and everything the rest of the show isn't. Lindsay Mendez and Derek Klena are giving honest, well-rounded performances, and I left the theater wishing there'd been no other moments to take me away from them.

I'm interested to see how the show develops over previews, because I found it to be screaming to be trimmed to two hours with no intermission. The group of male friends had the same song that covered the same ground three of four times alone, and Annaleigh Ashford's number in the first act is almost unlistenable. They also really need to overhaul the set and the lighting, because I was shocked at how low grade both were, especially for Second Stage.

There's lots of promise there, but I didn't find it to be anywhere near fully realized.
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DayOfTheShow_Yall
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joined:7/3/12
Dogfight Cast Recording?
Posted: 7/3/12 at 05:08pm
I completely agree with you, somethingwicked, and am glad you so eloquently put in to words what I was having difficulty verbalizing.

It wasn't that I had a "bad" time, either... a lot of the music WAS very catchy, touching and memorable and the show was definitely watchable with polished performances that masked what irked me.

The biggest qualm I had with the show was the source material and what it was saying, or trying to say. I felt like I was asked to care about what happens to someone (not to mention his buddies)in the last 20 minutes of the show, when the whole first act and most of the second act, our protagonists were fairly terrible people with barely hinted at inner-justifications. I'm not saying everyone has to have a direct moral compass, but if people are going to behave that way so prominently in the scope of a stage piece it would serve the drama and conflict to expound on the reasons why, so the audience can learn what we as a society have done to create, foster, and perpetuate that behavior.

The subject matter was uncomfortable in how it objectified women, but then the piece wasn't even really about that which made it more offensive. As an audience member in the 21st century I wanted THAT to be explored.

Again, they barely hinted at it being something that their fathers and their grandfathers did, and maybe I would have been more invested if it explored further the passing down of misogyny and need to be a hero, and what it means to "be a man," but it didn't. It was just sort of a suggestion of being there in the background over a thin, for want of a better term, "love story."

This is also going to be a very strange back-handed compliment, but perhaps the actor playing Birdlace is almost too (universally) good looking? Maybe the relationship between the two leads and overall piece would be more successful and ironic if the male lead was more or less an average looking guy?

I don't know, these are just rambling thoughts... One opinion out of hundreds, but hey, a new musical made me think beyond leaving the theatre doors, so, kudos.

Updated On: 7/3/12 at 05:08 PM
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wicked1492
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Dogfight Cast Recording?
Posted: 10/1/12 at 10:01am
I seriously still can't stop thinking about those beautiful, rich chords and harmonies and would love to hear them again. Any news about DOGFIGHT's future or a recording?
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newintown
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Dogfight Cast Recording?
Posted: 10/1/12 at 10:27am
I thought the score had nice music, but I didn't care for the lyrics or script. Lots of clichés and banalities, fake "butchness," lack of subtlety.
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darquegk
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Dogfight Cast Recording?
Posted: 10/1/12 at 10:55am
How would you define "fake butchness?" Isn't all butchness inherently "fake" or performative? I see it as the heterosexual male equivalent of gay "campiness" or "queerness," the partially-to-completely-affected, performative indication of sexual affiliation and availability. A mating dance of sorts, as Hair's "Margaret Mead" might say.

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