Based on the 1991 film starring River Phoenix and Lili Taylor, the musical Dogfight finds three young Marines enjoying one last night of debauchery before their 1963 deployment to Vietnam. Part of their “fun” includes a bet on who can pick up the ugliest date. But when one of them meets Rose, an awkward but idealistic waitress, she changes the game on him and teaches him the value of compassion. A powerful story of unexpected love, loss and brotherhood, Dogfight received the 2013 Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical when it premiered Off-Broadway, and features music and lyrics by the award-winning duo Benj Pasek & Justin Paul (A Christmas Story: The Musical!). Check out this latest production at the Aurora Fox Arts Center in Denver.