Based on the classic animated film, Disney's 101 Dalmatians Kids is a fur-raising adventure featuring Cruella De Vil, Disney's most outrageous villain, and 101 of the most adorable heroes to set their paws onstage.|
Pet owners, Roger and Anita, live happily in London with their Dalmatians, Pongo and Perdita, stalwart dogs devoted to raising their puppies. Everything is quiet until Anita's former classmate, the monstrous Cruella De Vil, plots to steal the puppies for her new fur coat. The Dalmatians rally all the dogs of London for a daring rescue of the puppies from Cruella and her bumbling henchmen.
July 9-July 21, 2018
Friday, July 20, 2017 7:00pm
Saturday, July 21, 2017 7:00pm
Placement auditions will be held during the first rehearsal day. All students enrolled will get a part in the show.
Music and Dance intensive show.
Please Prepare 1 to 2 minutes from a Broadway song (NOT 101 Dalmatians Kids) to sing at your audition.
Please arrive 30 Minutes before the first rehearsal day to fill out paperwork. May be completed in advance.
Closed toe shoes are required. Dance shoes are ideal. If inappropriate shoes are worn, you will not be allowed to participate.
NO FLIP FLOPS or BARE FEET!
Hair should be out of eyes and pulled back off face.
Clothing should allow actors and actresses to move freely.
Headshots and resumes are recommended but not required.
No prepared monologue needed
Please bring a list of dates that conflict with rehearsals.
All rehearsal and show times subject to change.
Final schedule will be announced at start of rehearsals.
Cruella De Vil
Cruella is the rich, fashion-forward antagonist of the story who harbors a penchant for puppy fur. Ruthless and impulsive, she should command the stage with dramatic flair and brassiness. Cast an actor who can sing with a strong, authoritative presence and who can move with a high, captivating energy.
Vocal range top: C4
Vocal range bottom: Ab3
Roger, married to Anita, is the soft-spoken yet confident composer and owner of Pongo and Perdita. His relaxed form of leadership acts as a contrast to the frenetic Cruella. He should be a strong actor, singer, and mover with an adult bearing that sets him apart from the more immature puppies.
Vocal range top: B4
Vocal range bottom: A#2
Anita, wife of Roger, is a sweet and nurturing painter whose kind disposition acts as a stark contrast to Cruella's cruelty. As she has only a single line to sing, cast an actor with strong acting skills who is comfortable portraying an adult.
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: D4
Horace and Jasper
Horace and Jasper, Cruellas two henchmen for hire, provide the shows comic relief a la Abbott and Costello or Laurel and Hardy. Though they sing together often, look for actors with strong comedic timing who can excel at physical comedy. While not necessary, these two can speak with Cockney accents if you have actors that are capable and willing.
Vocal range top: B4
Vocal range bottom: Ab3
Perdita and Pongo
Perdita and Pongo, the puppies parents, have similar dispositions to their owners, Roger and Anita. These roles do not require solo singing, so focus on casting strong actors capable of projecting a more mature presence than their pups.
Lucky, Patch, Penny, and Pepper
Perdita and Pongos funny and spirited pups, can be cast from your larger puppy ensemble. Cast the groups strongest actors that can project their solo lines articulately and are comfortable using their bodies to portray dogs. If you have a large pool of actors, feel free to cast other puppies as brothers and sisters to these four; just remember that the audience needs to see a far greater number of Dalmatians at the end of the show than at the beginning.
Nanny is the warm yet outspoken housekeeper to Roger and Anita. This is a small role that requires a strong speaking voice (no singing required).
Dogs of London
The Dogs of London include the Boxers, Scotties, Poodles, and Chihuahuas that assist Perdita and Pongo in saving their puppies. All should be comfortable embodying the physical movement of their particular breed. Within the ensemble numbers, there are some opportunities for solos, though these can be sung by pairs or small groups depending on your productions needs and the abilities of your cast.
Boxer Narrator, Scottie Narrator, Poodle Narrator, and Chihuahua Narrator
Boxer Narrator, Scottie Narrator, Poodle Narrator, and Chihuahua Narrator help to tell the story and are part of your Dogs of London ensemble (see above). Because the clarity of the plot relies on them, cast performers with excellent diction and projection. You need not only have four narrators feel free to split up the narration between ensemble members as best suits your production.
Dognapped by Cruella, these Dalmatian pups come in halfway through the play and can be double-cast as your Dogs of London ensemble. Include as many puppies in this group as you would like the more the better!
Freckles and Spotty
Freckles and Spotty, two Dalmatian puppies stolen by Cruella, can be cast from your ensemble of additional Dalmatians. Each puppy has one solo line of dialogue.
Sergeant Tibbs is the army cat that rallies the Dogs of London to rescue the puppies. This role is gender neutral just be sure to cast an actor with a strong voice that can project an authoritative air. This cat has a short, but sweet solo, so make sure vocals are strong.
Vocal range top: Bb4
Vocal range bottom: G4
The Police Officer arrests the villains at the end of the show. Cast an actor who can convey a no-nonsense attitude in this gender-neutral role.
The Dogcatcher appears at shows end to dramatically remove Cruella from the scene. This role is gender neutral, so cast any student who might excell at creating a few moments of physical comedy with Cruella.
McLaughlin Studio Theatre (View)
3470 Swetzer Road
Loomis, CA 95650
|Minimum Age: 5|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|