Many of us are familiar with the classic tale of Disney's 101 Dalmatians, but this year’s musical production by Saxe’s Fifth and Sixth graders, their interpretation of the beloved classic is not to be missed! Audience members will be talking well after the sets have been taken down about the wonderful assortment of loveable dog costumes and melodic songs. Be prepared to be entertained by old favorites like “Cruella DeVil” and “Kanine Krunchies” while enjoying the fabulous acting, singing, and dancing in the aisles! Under the expert direction of Lauren Sherwood, stage manager Matt Blank, along with Joe Gergle, musical director and Maggie Pennoyer, art director, audiences will watch in amazement as the Saxe Middle School auditorium transforms into the city of London and human owners Robert and Anita live happily with Dalmatian parents Pongo and Perdita as they raise their Dalmatian puppies. Everything is quiet until the monstrous Cruella De Vil, plots to steal the puppies for her new fur coat! Through these talented children, audience memebers will delight in joining all the dogs of London as they daringly rescue the puppies from Cruella and her bumbling henchmen.
Performance dates are Friday, November 9 at 7:00 pm and Saturday, November 10 at 2:00 pm in Saxe’s Auditorium. Assigned seating tickets are $10 each and will be on sale online through the Saxe PTC website and one hour prior to each performance.
Over ninety students have dedicated three afternoons per week to practice their singing and dancing routines. Working under the creative direction of Ms. Pennoyer, students in the 5th and 6th grade also volunteered as stage crew members and have been helping transform the traditional auditorium into the city of London.
Come and support Saxe 5th and 6th graders while experiencing the excitement of a delightfully fun score, lovable characters, and one of the most deliciously evil villains in the Disney canon. This stage adaptation is certain to charm and delight all audiencesthis November.