The Mission Viejo City Council Chamber was transformed into an enchanting theatre last week full of kids and dogs as “Disney’s 101 Dalmatians for Kids” played out to more than 250 people.
The Thursday and Friday morning production was presented through a special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). “The Hundred and One Dalmatians, or the Great Dog” is a 1956 children’s novel by Dodie Smith about the robbery of the Titular family of 101 Dalmatian dogs. Interesting characters include Pogo and Missis Pongo; Mr. and Mrs. Dearly; and their two nannies; and the evil Cruella de Vil.
Director April Sayegh wanted to present a summer class that local kids in grades 3 through 8 could participate in without spending a ton of money. As an educator and artist, she feels that art education should be accessible to all children equally. Auditions for the fun parts were held for South County kids early summer.
“The production featured 32 children who portrayed the 101 stolen Dalmatians with great musical numbers performed by the children,” said Stephanie Tanton, Director of Library and Cultural Services.
Saddleback College handled the stage and set designs and Tim Johnson provided lighting for this enchanting production enjoyed by many.
For more information, visit Out of the Box Learning & Arts at http://www.outoftheboxarts.com.