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Premiere Of 'Dogfight' Hits White Plains Performing Arts Center

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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- The New York regional premiere of "Dogfight" will take place Friday, Sept. 19 through Sunday, Sept. 21, at the White Plains Performing Arts Center.

"Dogfight" is a new musical written by Tony nominees Benj Pasek and Justin Paul from "A Christmas Story" with a book by Peter Duchan -- based on the blockbuster 1991 Warner Bros. film.  "Dogfight" chronicles a final “boys’ night out” for three Marines on Nov. 21, 1963; the eve of their deployment to the growing conflict in Vietnam. The Marines plan for a night of debauchery, partying and maybe a little trouble. When Cpl. Eddie Birdlace meets Rose, an awkward and idealistic waitress; he wages a cruel bet with his fellow recruits. However, Rose rewrites the rules of the game and teaches Eddie the power of compassion. The cast features Chelsey Lynn Alfredo, Ericka Ackerman, David Cronin, Matt DaSilva, Veronica Decker, Elizabeth Doyle, Colin Earyes, Natalia Fogarty, Gina Gentile, Douglas “Katch” Gray, John Hannigan, Tyler Henson, Carolina Jarufe, Steven Liberto, Peter McClung, Sarah Paige Morris, Paulette Oliva, Stephanie Savino, Alexandra Schwartz, Dustin Smith and Shawn Smith. The production is directed by Frank Portanova (WPPAC’s "Disney’s On the Record") with music direction by Stephen Ferri  and choreography by Lexie Fennell Frare (both of "Les Miserables," "Disney’s On the Record," "Bare," "Spring Awakening"). "Dogfight" will be performed at the White Plains Performing Arts Center Sept. 19 and 20 at 8 p.m. and Sept. 21 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for students 22 and under.

The White Plains Theatre is on the third level of City Center off Mamaroneck Avenue in downtown White Plains. For tickets: visit the theater box office Monday-Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., purchase the tickets online at or call 914-328-1600. For group sales, contact

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