Embracing Empathy and Love: Dogfight at Chapel off Chapel

An emotional journey of self-discovery, compassion, and the transformative power of love, Theatrical’s production of the award-winning musical “Dogfight” hits the stage at Chapel off Chapel for a strictly limited season from 9 to 26 November. With tickets selling fast, this is an opportunity you won’t want to miss.

Directed by Pip Mushin, known for his work on “Midnight” and “The Book of Mormon,” “Dogfight” promises to be a theatrical experience like no other. But that’s not all; the musical is backed by the incredible music of Academy Award-winning composers and lyricists, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, renowned for their work on “The Greatest Showman,” “Dear Evan Hansen,” and “La La Land,” including the memorable “City of Stars.”

Photos by Nicole Cleary

Set in the vibrant backdrop of 1963 San Francisco, “Dogfight” delves deep into the lives of young Marines on the eve of their deployment to the Vietnam War. Led by the brash and insensitive Eddie Birdlace, portrayed by Daniel Nieborski, these soldiers engage in a heart-wrenching tradition known as a ‘dogfight.’ The rules are simple – each Marine competes to find the ugliest date for a party.

However, everything changes when Eddie (Daniel Nieborski) meets Rose (Antoinette Davis), an unsuspecting and sweet-natured waitress whom he invites to the party. Their connection is immediate, and as the night unfolds, Eddie begins to question the values he once held dear.

“Dogfight” is a powerful narrative that explores themes of empathy, friendship, and the profound impact of war on young soldiers. It takes you on a rollercoaster ride of emotions, from laughter to tears, and leaves you with a lasting impression of the importance of compassion and understanding.

As the characters navigate the complexities of love, loss, and the harsh realities of their world, “Dogfight” delivers a poignant and thought-provoking story of personal growth and the enduring power of love. It’s a musical that will resonate with audiences of all backgrounds, reminding us that even in the face of adversity, love and empathy can light the way.

So, mark your calendars for 9 to 26 November and secure your tickets at because “Dogfight” at Chapel off Chapel is a limited engagement that promises to be an unforgettable theatrical experience.

Don’t miss this opportunity to witness a musical that will touch your heart and leave you pondering the true meaning of love and compassion.

Disclosure: Andrew G is the Founder of Theatrical and Producer of Dogfight.



Andrew G is a theatre promoter (@andrewgshowtime), a theatre producer (Green Day's American Idiot, The Wizard of Oz, Dogfight) and Editor of (formerly Melbourne Theatre Info).
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