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DOGFIGHT


July 25 – August 17

Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
Book by Peter Duchan
Based on the Warner Bros. Film - Screenplay by Bob Comfort

Regional Premiere

Sponsored by Ackley Financial Group and Armor Wealth Management

Winner of the prestigious 2013 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical! Set on the eve of the Kennedy assassination on November 21, 1963, Dogfight chronicles the story of newly inducted Marine, Eddie Birdlace. Before shipping out to Vietnam, Birdlace and his friends make a bet: Each man contributes $50 to a pot, and whoever brings the ugliest date that night to a bar wins the prize. But when Eddie meets Rose, an awkward and idealistic waitress as his date, she rewrites the rules of the game and teaches him the power of compassion. Dogfight is a musical adaptation of the 1991 indie film starring River Phoenix and Lilly Taylor.

   
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FULL GALLOP


August 9-31
Studio Theatre

by Mary Louise Wilson and Mark Hampton

Sponsored in part, by The Town of Addison

As editor of Harper's Bazaar and Vogue magazines, and as a member of the International Cafe Society, Diana Vreeland chronicled the extraordinary people and events of her time. Full Gallop is a portrait of this remarkable woman at a turning point in her life. The one-woman play, starring Diana Sheehan and directed by Terry Martin, is set in August 1971 at Diana Vreeland’s Park Avenue apartment. She has just returned home to New York after four months in Europe --- a trip she took after being fired from Vogue magazine. She throws an impromptu dinner party in the hope that a wealthy friend who is invited will bankroll her in starting a magazine of her own. Other friends, however, attempt to persuade her to take a job at the famed Metropolitan Museum of Art. In her distinctive style, once she decides in which direction her life will move, she goes at it "full gallop.”  
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Announcing Cast & Creative Team for DOGFIGHT

WATERTOWER THEATRE ANNOUNCES CASTING AND
CREATIVE TEAM FOR DOGFIGHT

Terry Martin directs the Lucille Lortel Award winning musical by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
which runs at the Addison Theatre Centre July 25– August 17, 2014

Dogfight is a musical adaptation of the 1991 Indie film that starred River Phoenix and Lili Taylor

ADDISON, TX – WaterTower Theatre today announced the cast for the new musical Dogfight, with music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, book by Peter Duchan,running July 25 – August 17, 2014 at the Addison Theatre Centre.  The ensemble cast stars Zak Reynolds at Eddie Birdlace; Juliette Talley as Rose Fenny; Kyle Igneczi as Boland; Matt Ransdell, Jr. as Bernstein; Beth Albright as Marcy/Ensemble; Branden Loera as Fector/Ensemble; Matthew Silar as Gibbs/Ensemble; Joseph Burnam as Stevens/Ensemble; Stephanie Riggs as Mama/Ensemble; Aubrey Ferguson as Ruth Two Bears/Ensemble and Steve Barcus as the Lounge Singer/Ensemble.

Dogfight is made possible, in part, by a grant from TACA.

Many of the cast will be making their WaterTower Theatre stage debuts in Dogfight including Zak Reynolds, Kyle Igneczi, Matt Ransdell, Jr., Branden Loera, Matthew Silar, Joseph Burnam, Stephanie Riggs and Aubrey Ferguson.

The creative team for Dogfight is led by Director Terry Martin. The team includes Mark Mullino as the Music Director, John De Los Santos as the Choreographer, Michael Sullivan as the Set Designer, Michael Robinson as the Costume Designer, Jason Foster as the Lighting Designer, Scott Guenther as the Sound Designer and Gillian Salerno-Rebic as the Properties Designer.   The Assistant Director is Kelsey Leigh Ervi, the Stage Manager is Caron Grant and the Assistant Stage Manager is Kristin Van SickleVicki Cheatwood is the Dramaturg.

Dogfight is the winner of the prestigious 2013 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical.  It takes place on the eve of the Kennedy assassination on November 21, 1963, Dogfight chronicles the story of newly inducted Marine, Eddie Birdlace. Before shipping out to Vietnam, Birdlace and his friends make a bet:  Each man contributes $50 to a pot, and whoever brings the ugliest date that night to a bar wins the prize. But when Eddie meets Rose, an awkward and idealistic waitress as his date, she rewrites the rules of the game and teaches him the power of compassion.  Dogfight is a musical adaptation of the 1991 indie film starring River Phoenix and Lili Taylor.

Tickets for Dogfight are on sale now:  972-450-6232 or online at www.watertowertheatre.orgor in person by visiting the box office at the Addison Theatre and Conference Centre at 15650 Addison Road, Addison, Texas 75001.  Tickets start at $22.

Dogfight
Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
Book by Peter Duchan
Based on the Warner Bros. Film - Screenplay by Bob Comfort
Director – Terry Martin
Music Director – Mark Mullino
Choreographer – John De Los Santos
Assistant Director – Kelsey Leigh Ervi
Stage Manager – Caron Grant
Assistant Stage Manager – Kristin Van Sickle
Set Designer – Michael Sullivan
Costume Designer – Michael Robinson
Lighting Designer – Jason Foster
Props Designer – Gillian Salerno-Rebic
Sound Designer – Scott Guenther
Dramaturg – Vicki Cheatwood

Performance Schedule:
In the Main Space
Show Run Dates: July 25 – August 17, 2014
Preview dates:  Friday, July 25 at 8 pm and Saturday, July 26 at 8 pm
Pay What You Can: Sunday, July 27 at 7:30 pm
Opening Night:  Monday, July 28 at 7:30 pm 

Performances:

Wednesdays & Thursdays: 7:30 PM
Fridays: 8:00 PM
Saturdays: 8:00 PM (August 9 and 16 at 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm)
Sundays: 2:00 PM

Ticket Prices:
Single Tickets: $22 - $40 per show
Preview Tickets: $20 

How/Where to Buy Tickets:
Online:  www.watertowertheatre.org
By
Phone:  972-450-6232
Or In-person: WaterTower Theatre at the Addison Theatre Centre
15650 Addison Road, Addison, TX 75001

Box Office Hours
Fax: 972.450.6244
Email: boxoffice@watertowertheatre.org

Performance Weeks:
Tuesday-Saturday Noon-6 p.m.
Closed Sunday-Monday

Non-Performance Weeks:
Tuesday-Friday Noon-6 p.m.
Closed Saturday-Monday

Please note:The Box Office opens one hour before show time on performance days and remains open through intermission.

About the Authors

The Tony-nominated team of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul wrote A Christmas Story, Edges and James and the Giant Peach.  Their original songs are featured in the popular NBC-TV series “Smash.”  They are winners of the 2007 Jonathan Larson Award which honors achievements by composers, lyricists and librettists.  They have won the 2011 Richard Rodgers Award for Musical Theatre from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a 2011 Sundance Institute Fellowship, the 2011 ASCAP Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award, the 2011 ASCAP Songwriters Fellowship Award, and a 2007-2008 Dramatists Guild Fellowship.

About Terry Martin (Director)

Multi-award winning Director Terry Martin is in his 14th season as Producing Artistic Director of WaterTower Theatre where he has overseen more than 100 productions.  His recent WaterTower Theatre directed productions include The Mystery of Irma Vep, Putting it Together, The Grapes of Wrath, Spring Awakening, andThe Diary of Anne Frank.  In his role as WaterTower Theatre’s Producing Artistic Director, Terry oversees both the administrative and artistic aspects of the Company.

Under his leadership WTT has grown from a small local theatre company to one of the leading regional theatres in Texas.  While consistently maintaining the artistic integrity of the work WTT produces and gaining much critical acclaim, he has - through keen business acumen - managed to keep the theatre in the black and maintain a large paid capacity for the past many seasons.

Some of his 60 directing credits at WTT include Our Town, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, As You Like It, Almost, Maine, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Man of La Mancha, Humble Boy, The Crucible, Take Me Out, A Country Life (which he adapted from Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya and won the 2005 Rabin Award – Best New Play), Cabaret, It Ain’t Nothin’ But The Blues, Company, An Inspector Calls, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, The Laramie Project, You Can't Take It With You, Book of Days, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (2002 Rabin Award – Director of a Play), Sweeney Todd (2002 Rabin Award Nomination – Director of a Musical), Desire Under the Elms, Ravenscroft, Rockin’ Christmas Party (2000, 2001), Enter the Guardsman (2001 Rabin Award Nomination – Director of a Musical), Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill and Little Shop of Horrors (2000 Rabin Award Nomination – Director of a Musical) among others. For Plano Repertory Theatre, he has directed Journey’s End (2000 Rabin Award – Director of a Play), Dracula, La Bête, Little Shop of Horrors and Pump Boys and Dinettes. Terry was named "Best Theater Director" in the Dallas Observer's "Best of Dallas 2002."

He has appeared on stage most recently at the Dallas Theater Center in Next Fall, and at WTT inOur Town, and previously in Blackbird (2008 Dallas Fort Worth Theatre Critics’ Forum Award), The Woman in Black, Dinner with Friends, The Guys, Bash: Latter-day Plays (2002 Rabin Award Nomination - Actor in a Play) and at PRT in The Only Thing Worse You Could Have Told Me… (1998 Rabin Award – Actor in a Play, 1998 Dallas Theater Critics Forum Award), The Woman in Black (2000 Rabin Award Nomination – Actor in a Play), and Lonely Planet.

After growing up in south Alabama, Terry spent 12 years in New York City working in theatre, television and film. While there, he directed and acted at The Village Theatre Company, Carnegie Hall Studios and Theatre at St. Marks as well as television appearances on ABC’s One Life to Live and NBC’s To Serve and Protect. He holds a BFA from the University of Alabama and has trained professionally with Sanford Meisner, Fred Kareman, Wynn Handman, Sally Johnson and Lehmann Byck. Terry presently teaches on-going acting classes in the Sanford Meisner Technique at WTT, as well as having served as Adjunct Professor of Acting at the University of Texas at Dallas.

About WaterTower Theatre

Now in its 17th season, WaterTower Theatre began life in 1996 with 136 brave subscribers. Today, with over 2000 subscribers and a budget of $1.5 million, it consistently earns rave reviews in The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Dallas Observer, and other local publications. With 104 Dallas Theatre League Leon Rabin Award Nominations and 28 wins to its credit, as well as 17 Dallas Fort Worth Theatre Critics Forum Awards, WaterTower Theatre is home to the finest local talent.

WaterTower Theatre has produced five world premiere productions and 16 regional premiere productions to date. WaterTower Theatre's tradition of world premiere programming includes the musicals Song of Motherhood and Blind Lemon: Prince of Country Blues. Dramatic world premieres include Free Fall with Sandy Duncan, Baptized to the Bone by Dave Johnson (which is enjoying healthy post-WaterTower Theatre life) and A Country Life, Producing Artistic Director Terry Martin’s southern adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya. Both Blind Lemon and A Country Life earned WaterTower Theatre a Dallas Theatre League Leon Rabin Award for Best New Work.

WaterTower Theatre is committed to nurturing emerging talent and expanding audiences. The annual Out of the Loop Fringe Festival strives to present new work by local and national writers. A major part of WaterTower Theatre’s education program partners professional artists and technicians with students at our Summer Performing Arts Conservatory, where students ages 8 - 18 learn “life skills through theatre skills.” In addition, master classes and workshops for professional performers offer an opportunity for continued education at the local level.

About the cast:

Zak Reynolds  (Eddie) has many acting credits around North Texas including Theatre 3 (Less Than Kind), Lyric Stage (Too Many Girls), Dallas Children’s Theater (Go Dog, Go!, Cat in the Hat), Stage West (She Loves Me), Casa Manana (Oswald), PFamily Arts (The Baker’s Wife), Kids Who Care (Joseph..Dreamcoat, West Side Story, Seussical), GPAC (Little Women, Godspell), FW Opera (The Mikado), Artes De La Rosa (Kiss of the Spiderwoman, Dora the Explorer), Q-Live (Spring Awakening: A Child’s Tragedy), Shakespeare Dallas (Midsummer). He studied musical theatre at Circle in the Square Theatre School.

Juliette Talley(Rose) returns to the WaterTower stage having previously appeared in the Company’s production of Spring Awakening. Her other credits include The Mystery of Edwin Drood and The Baker’s Wife (PFamily Arts); Speech & Debate (Uptown Players), and numerous shows at Collin Theatre Center, such as In The Heights, Cabaret, Ragtime, and Unnecessary Farce.

Originally from Elyria, Ohio, Kyle Igneczi (Boland) attended the Conservatory at Point Park University in Pittsburgh before winding his way around the globe with some of the most recognizable properties in family entertainment - including Sesame Street, The USO, and Curious George Live!  As a recent transplant to Dallas, Kyle is making his Water Tower debut in Dogfight.

Matt Ransdell, Jr.,is extremely excited to begin his first Equity production ever, and being raised a military brat he is very proud to have been cast as "Bernstein" in Dogfight! A recent graduate of the University of North Texas, Matt was most recently seen as the lead role "Usnavi" in the regional premier of Artes De La Rosa's In the Heights, and is also very proud to be represented by the Mary Collins Talent Agency in TV/Film.  Besides his career as an actor, Matt travels as a professional motivational speaker, working with schools and organizations across the country.

About our sponsors:

WTT is privileged to make its home at the Addison Theatre Centre, an award-winning flexible theatre space that can be reconfigured to accommodate each new production.

WaterTower Theatre gratefully acknowledges the support of:

The Town of Addison, TACA, Texas Commission on the Arts & the National Endowment for the Arts.

WaterTower Theatre gratefully acknowledges the generosity of the following season sponsors:

WaterTower Theatre gratefully acknowledges the generosity of the following season and production sponsors:   TACA, American Bank of Commerce, Atmos Energy, Barbara and Bob Bigham, Don and Barbara Daseke, Frost Bank, Liberty Capital Bank, The Shubert Foundation, The Pinnacle Family of Companies, Mary Kay, Inc., Million Air Dallas, Rainmaker Advertising, The Nissan Foundation, PlainsCapital Bank, Wells Fargo Bank, Women of WaterTower Theatre and the WaterTower Theatre Board of Directors


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