Music and Lyrics by Mel Leven, Randy Rogel, Richard Gibbs, Brian Smith, Martin Lee Fuller and Dan Root
Book Adapted and Additional Lyrics by Marcy Heisler
Music Adapted and Arranged by Bryan Louiselle
Based on the Screenplay by Bill Peet
Based on the Novel "The Hundred and One Dalmatians" by Dodie Smith
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.
The show's adorable spotted dogs and larger-than-life villainess provide ample opportunities for creative costuming. With a highly expandable chorus, your stage could easily be filled with 101 budding performers.
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[All, Cruella, Roger, Anita]
Thunderbolt Adventure Hour
[Pups, All, Cruella]
Cruella De Vil
[Cruella, Horace, Jasper]
Kanine Krunchies (Reprise)
[Cruella, Jasper, Horace]
The Fur Vault
[Boxers, Scotties, Poodles, Chihuahuas, All]
My Beautiful Coat
[Cruella, Horace, Jasper, All, Puppies, Sgt. Tibbs]
[Jasper, Puppies, Horace, Cruella]
Dalmatian Plantation & Finale
Cast Size: Medium (11 to 20 performers)
Cast Type: Children
Dance Requirements: Standard
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.
Gender: Female Vocal range top: C5 Vocal range bottom: D4
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.
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
Horace and Jasper, Cruella's two henchmen for hire, provide the show's 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
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).
Boxer Narrator, Scottie Narrator, Poodle Narrator, and Corgis 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.
Perdita and Pongo's funny and spirited pups, can be cast from your larger puppy ensemble. Cast the group's 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.
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.
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.
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
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!
The Dogs of London include the Boxers, Scotties, Poodles, and Corgis 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 production's needs and the abilities of your cast.
The Dogcatcher appears at show's end to dramatically remove Cruella from the scene. This role is gender neutral, so cast any student who might excel at creating a few moments of physical comedy with Cruella.