Eclipse program provides paid performing opportunities for young central Indiana artists
INDIANAPOLIS- Eclipse, the emerging artists program of Summer Stock Stage (SSS), will present the contemporary musical “Dogfight” May 31 – June 17 at IndyFringe Basile Theatre.
SSS, a premier educational theater group, provides students ages 13 to 19 with an extraordinary performing arts experience. In 2017, SSS introduced Eclipse, an offshoot for young professionals and college students in central Indiana. The performers, who are SSS alumni, have the opportunity to showcase their talent in challenging musical theater productions.
“We believe providing professional opportunities for performers who are just embarking on their careers helps attract and retain emerging artists in our community,” said artistic director Emily Ristine Holloway. “There’s a need for this type of work in the Indianapolis market.”
“Dogfight” will feature performers who graduated from central Indiana high schools and attend or attended nine different colleges. The musical was written by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, the songwriting team behind “Dear Evan Hansen,” “La La Land” and “The Greatest Showman.” Dogflight features three young Marines on the eve of their deployment in November 1963. When one of the men meets an awkward and idealistic waitress, she teaches him the power of love and compassion.
Tickets for the 12 shows cost $20 for opening weekend and $30 for all other performances. Click here to purchase tickets or visit https://summerstockstage.com. To watch a preview of Dogfight, click here or visit the Summer Stock Stage YouTube channel. Dogflight includes mature content and strong language.
About Summer Stock Stage
Summer Stock Stage is an intensive, pre-professional program designed to equip young students for collegiate and professional theater programs. Its mission is to enrich the community through theater by inspiring young people to learn, connect and perform. The SSS staff mentors and collaborates with student artists in two major musical productions each summer, while Park Tudor School generously donates use of its facilities.