STAGES ST. LOUIS continues its tradition of presenting Broadway-quality family theatre in its seventh year of the STAGES Theatre for Young Audiences Program with Disney's 101 Dalmatians. The musical adapted from the hit Disney film will run from June 22 through July 3 at The Robert G. Reim Theatre in Kirkwood.
Sound the all-dog alert, Pongo and Perdita's fifteen adorable puppies have been dog-napped by the evil Cruella De Vil and her bumbling henchmen! But her cruel plan to turn these pups into the most elaborate coat London has ever seen goes awry thanks to the efforts of London's ruff-est, tuff-est dogs and the resourceful cat, Sergeant Tibbs. Disney's 101 Dalmatians is an exciting canine caper that will leave you cheering to the joyful tunes of "Dalmatian Conga," "Cruella De Vil," and "Twilight Bark." It's sure to be a furry and friendly adventure for children ages 3 to 101!
"It is important to the future of this art form to introduce musical theatre at a young age, so we create theatre advocates early," said Jack Lane, STAGES' Executive Producer. "We are delighted to see our audiences filled with young faces, many of them in costumes matching the actors on the stage. It's fun for kids, parents and grandparents alike."
Direction and musical staging is by STAGES' Artistic Director, Michael Hamilton, and musical direction by Lisa Campbell Albert. Completing the artistic team are scenic designer James Wolk, costume designer Brad Musgrove, lighting designer Matthew McCarthy and orchestral designer Stuart M. Elmore.
Appearing in the ensemble cast are Darin Wood as Roger, Erin Kelley as Anita, Sean Patrick Quinn as Pongo, Deanna Aguinaga as Perdita, Leigh Wakeford as Cruella De Vil, Taylor Pietz as Nanny, P.J. Palmer as Lucky, Ariane Rhinehart as Penny, Madison Johnson as Pepper, Zach Erhardt as Patch, John Flack as Horace, Jeffrey Scott Stevens as Jasper, Patrick Beecher and KelC Johnson as Boxers and Poodles, Kyle P. Gunby and Savannah Light as Scotties and Chihuahuas, Taylor Edlin as Spot, Sarah Koo as Dot, Christopher Rice as Sergeant Tibbs and the puppies - featuring members of TeamSTAGES Kelsey Bearman, Patrick Beecher, Jessika Dahlheimer, Zach Ehrhardt, Jon Frazier, Kyle P. Gunby, Tre'Von Griffith, KelC Johnson, Madison Johnson, Sarah Knoblich, Savannah Light, P.J. Palmer, Jordan Rackley, Ariane Rinehart, Kyle Twomey and Caitlin Webb.
Disney's 101 Dalmatians will run for two weeks with morning performances Wednesdays - Sundays at 11:00am. For more information and to purchase tickets call 314-821-2407 or visit www.stagesstlouis.org. Tickets are $16 for Children and $18 for Adults. STAGESperforms in the intimate Robert G. Reim Theatre at the Kirkwood Civic Center, 111 South Geyer Road, 63122.