This summer the Oswego Childrenâ€™s Theaterâ€™s will bring a classic tale to life with their latest production, “Disneyâ€™s 101 Dalmations Kids”. The show is a musical version of the 1956 childrenâ€™s novel of the same name written by Dodie Smith. The story was also the basis for two Disney Movies including a 1961 animated version and 1996 live action film starring Glen Close.
“Disneyâ€™s 101 Dalmations Kids” features a cast of about 60 area youth ranging in age from 3 to 17 and, is an example a case of a show being performed by children for children. This idea falls in line with The Oswego Childrenâ€™s Theaterâ€™s goal of providing area children the opportunity to experience live theater performances. “In our view this includes participation in all phases of the production of a show including acting on stage as well as working behind scenes said Assistant Director Wayne Mosher Jr., in a recent interview. ” It has been truly said there are no small parts, only small actors. Our goal is not to produce stars. It is to produce confident well adjusted kids.
Disneyâ€™s 101 Dalmations Kids” is directed by The show is directed by Lyndsie Lee Jones assisted by Music Director Kenneth C. Jones, Wayne Mosher Jr., Assistant Director, and Kelly Mosher and Flo Ross on Costume design.
The story was adapted for the stage by Marcy Heisler , with music by Brian Smith, Dan Root, Martin Lee Fuller, Mel Leven, Randy Rogel, and Richard Gibbs; Lyrics by Marcy Heisler, Brian Smith, Dan Root, Martin Lee Fuller, Mel Leven, Randy Rogel, and Richard Gibbs; and the music for the show was adapted and arranged by Bryan Louiselle. The show is presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International.
The production is slated to be performed August 13, 14, 20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m. with matinee performances on August 15, 21, and 22 at 2 p.m. at Hopkins Hall, in St. Maryâ€™s Church, located at the corner of West Sixth and Cayuga Streets, in Oswego. Tickets for the show are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $5 for students. For reservations and more information call 315-342-5265 or by email at [email protected]