Photo Flash: First Look at the Los Angeles Debut of DOGFIGHT at Chance Theater

Anaheim's official resident theater company, Chance Theater presents the Los Angeles and Orange County premiere of DOGFIGHT, with book by Peter Duchan, music & lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, directed by Matthew McCray, with music direction by Taylor Stephenson, and choreography by Angeline Mirenda. DOGFIGHT previews now through February 12, with regular performances February 13 through March 6 on the Cripe Stage at Chance Theater at Bette Aitken theater arts Center. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below!

In this 2013 Lucille Lortel Outstanding Musical Award winner, a plain young woman not accustomed to men's attention is approached by a young Marine the night before he ships out for Vietnam. Little does she know why he's really invited her to a party, and little does he know that this "common girl" is going to change him in ways he could never imagine.

Expanding on the 1991 Warner Brothers film of the same name (which starred River Phoenix, Lili Taylor and Brendan Fraser), the award-winning team of Broadway's A Christmas Story and television's "Smash" have created a new musical that brings an unexpected lesson on love and the power of compassion.

The production team for Dogfight includes director Matthew McCray, along with music director Taylor Stephenson (Ovation Award winner for Chance's Triassic Parq), choreographer Angeline Mirenda, scenic designer Christopher Scott Murillo (A Bright New Boise), lighting designer KC Wilkerson (LADCC Award winner for The Who's Tommy), sound designer Ryan Brodkin (Samsara), costume designer Christina Perez (In The Heights) and stage manager Courtny Greenough.

The cast for Dogfight includes resident artist James McHale (Samsara), returning Chance artists Andrew Puente (After the Revolution), Ashley Nelson (Lysistrata Jones), Joseph Ott (Hairspray), Robin Walton (The Legend(s) of Sleepy Hollow), Nohely Quiroz (In The Heights), and Monika Pena (Hairspray). Artists making their Chance debut in this production include Jonathan Rosario, Kim Dalton, Cassandra Rieck, John Wells III, and David Sasik.

Tickets: $35-$45. Call (714) 777-3033 or visit www.ChanceTheater.com.

Photo Credit: Doug Catiller, True Image Studio

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Photo Flash: First Look at the Los Angeles Debut of DOGFIGHT at Chance Theater
Andrew Puente, Jonathan Rosario and James McHale

Photo Flash: First Look at the Los Angeles Debut of DOGFIGHT at Chance Theater
Ashley Arlene Nelson and Andrew Puente

Photo Flash: First Look at the Los Angeles Debut of DOGFIGHT at Chance Theater
Jonathan Rosario, Andrew Puente, Joseph Ott and James McHale

Photo Flash: First Look at the Los Angeles Debut of DOGFIGHT at Chance Theater
Kim Dalton and James McHale

Photo Flash: First Look at the Los Angeles Debut of DOGFIGHT at Chance Theater
Jonathan Rosario, John Wells III, James McHale and Andrew Puente

Photo Flash: First Look at the Los Angeles Debut of DOGFIGHT at Chance Theater
Andrew Puente and Ashley Arlene Nelson

Photo Flash: First Look at the Los Angeles Debut of DOGFIGHT at Chance Theater
Kim Dalton and Ashley Arlene Nelson

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