Directors Shelton Harden and Victoria Harden

Victoria-and-SheltonSince moving back to Arkansas almost 25 years ago, Victoria and Shelton have directed, both separately and together, a variety of youth productions. They have also taught a variety of music and theatre courses. With five dogs of their own (not to mention quite a few cats – but we won’t talk about that), it was only natural that they would jump at the chance to co-direct “101 Dalmatians KIDS.” Since they love dancing and singing with their own dogs at home, they can’t wait to bring the joy of dogs to the stage.

NO FEE • Youth Community Theatre Production sponsored by Kiwanis
Auditions January 11-12, Monday & Tuesday at 6:00pm, Attend Both Nights
Directors will be available in the lobby from 5-6pm to answer qustions and help with audition forms.

Disney’s classic animated tale of kidnapping villains and courageous puppies is adapted in this fur-tastic musical adventure.

5 Featured Roles
Cruella de Vil
Horace & Jasper
10 Ensemble Roles
4 Canine Narrators
Pongo & Perdita
Sergeant Tibbs
Police Officer
3 Chorus Groups
Dalmatian Puppies: Patch, Lucky, Penny, Pepper & litter mates
London Dogs: Boxers, Scotties, Chihuahuas, Poodles & more
Vault Pups: Spot, Dot & the other pups
PARTS AVAILABLE for 101: Children of all ages, heights and experience levels are needed.
All roles require some singing, from solo work to limited singing in the ensemble.

No advance preparation is necessary, except filling out an audition form and reviewing the rehearsal schedule. Parents and children should plan to be in the theatre for auditions by 6pm on both Monday and Tuesday, January 11 and 12. Directors will provide all instructions and audition materials at that time. Everyone will be taught a song and some simple dance steps. For the speaking roles, a short reading will be provided. Wear appropriate footwear and be prepared to move.

Rehearsal Schedule: Doing a musical takes time and commitment from all involved. Please review the schedule to make sure you and your child can make the commitment to the project. Some roles, i.e., London Dogs, Dalmatian Pups may not be required to attend every rehearsal. Further information on scheduling will be provided by the directing team. Accepting a role acknowledges that you agree to the commitment required. Rehearsals will be Tuesday and Thursday from 6-7pm, with dress rehearsals on March 29-30 and performances on March 31 – April 2. A calendar is included in the audition packet.

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. With a high-spirited score and lovable characters, this stage adaptation is certain to charm and delight all audiences.
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.

Produced by special arrangement with Music Theatre International.

Disney’s 101 Dalmatians KIDS is a fur-tastic musical adventure with a high-spirited score, lovable characters, adorable spotted dogs and larger-than-life villains. Children of all ages, heights and experience levels are needed. All roles require some singing, from solo work to limited singing in the ensemble.