MCT Education Institute: Disney’s 101 Dalmatians KIDS!

The MCT Education Department is thrilled to present its first-ever institute production! Open to children ages 5-18, Disney’s 101 Dalmatians KIDS! is the perfect educational opportunity for both the beginner and experienced young performer. All students will participate in auditions, receive a role in the show, attend rehearsals to polish their blocking and choreography, and perform for a live audience.

Auditions & Callbacks

We will start with an informational meeting that will consist of completing important paperwork, getting your picture taken, and discussing what to expect during the entire rehearsal and production process. Students should bring a parent with them, as well as a list of all possible conflicts for Jan. 7 – March 21, 2021. Students should wear clothing that allows them to move freely. Once we are finished with the meeting, we will immediately begin auditions. You do NOT need to prepare anything! We will teach you everything you need to know. Auditions will begin with a short dance combination. We will then have you sing one at a time. You will be dismissed once you are done singing, you will not have to wait until everyone has finished.

The callback list will be posted to our Facebook pages and website. Not everyone will receive a callback, but EVERYONE will be cast in the show!

Rehearsals

The first rehearsal will be a full cast meeting. You will receive your script, a rehearsal CD and we will begin learning music! Rehearsals will continue Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday evenings from 6-8:30 p.m. Weekly rehearsal schedules will be posted in a private Facebook group as well as emailed each Saturday by noon for the following week.

Once you register, please request to join the private Facebook group “MCT’s 101 Dalmatians KIDS Institute 2021”. Here we will share important updates and rehearsal schedules.

Registration

Registration deadline: December 19, 2020

Registration fee: $30

Your show t-shirt and costume is included in the registration fee!

Other important information

All cast and parent meeting/auditions: Monday, Jan. 4 at 5:30 p.m.

Callbacks: Tuesday, Jan. 5, beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Rehearsals: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays from 6-8:30 p.m. beginning Jan. 7

Performances: March 18-20
*Note: A second weekend of shows could be scheduled for March 25-27 if the first weekend sells out.

Synopsis

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.

AVAILABLE ROLES

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.

Roger
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.

Anita
Anita, wife of Roger, is a sweet and nurturing painter whose kind disposition acts as a stark contrast to Cruella’s cruelty.

Horace and Jasper
Horace and Jasper, Cruella’s two henchmen for hire, provide the show’s comic relief à la Abbott and Costello or Laurel and Hardy.

Perdita and Pongo
Perdita and Pongo, the puppies’ parents, have similar dispositions to their owners, Roger and Anita.

Lucky, Patch, Penny, and Pepper
Perdita and Pongo’s funny and spirited pups.

Nanny
Nanny is the warm yet outspoken housekeeper to Roger and Anita.

Dogs of London
The Dogs of London include the Boxers, Scotties, Poodles, and Chihuahuas that assist Perdita and Pongo in saving their puppies.

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 the Dogs of London ensemble (see above).

Other Puppies
Dognapped by Cruella, these Dalmatian pups come in halfway through the play and can be double-cast as your Dogs of London ensemble.

Freckles and Spotty
Freckles and Spotty, two Dalmatian puppies stolen by Cruella.

Sergeant Tibbs
Sergeant Tibbs is the army cat that rallies the Dogs of London to rescue the puppies.

Police Officer
The Police Officer arrests the villains at the end of the show.

Dogcatcher
The Dogcatcher appears at the show’s end to dramatically remove Cruella from the scene.