January 29, 2020

PRESS RELEASE: DISNEY’S 101 DALMATIANS, KIDS! WAGS INTO WELLESLEY

Wellesley High School's auditorium is the place to be for the next few days, with performances of Disney's 101 Dalmations, Kids! to be performed by Wellesley Theatre Project on July 10 and 11. (Courtesy Photo)
Paws what you’re doing right now, because Wellesley Theatre Project (WTP) will present the musical, Disney’s 101 DALMATIANS, KIDS! Friday, July 10 at 7:00 PM and Saturday, July 11 at 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM. All performances will take place at the Wellesley High School Auditorium, 50 Rice Street, Wellesley.  Tickets are priced $12 for adults and $6 for students and seniors, and may be purchased online at www.wellesleytheatreproject.org in advance, or at the door for $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors.
Specially adapted from the 1967 film, Disney’s 101 DALMATIANS, KIDS! includes all your favorite Disney tunes, like “Cruella De Vil” and the catchy jingle, “Kanine Krunchies”. In this classic Disney story, dalmatians Pongo and Perdita happily raise their fifteen puppies in a cozy London home with their human pets, Roger and Anita. When their sinister neighbor Cruella De Vil dognaps the puppies, join Robert, Anita, Pongo, and Perdita as they race to get their pups back from Cruella and her henchmen before Cruella turns the puppies into a fur coat.
A talented cast and crew of 30 Summer Production Camp students between the ages of six and fourteen brings the ensemble of dalmatians, poodles, scotties, chihuahuas, and humans to life.  Cast members of Disney’s 101 DALMATIANS, KIDS! reside in Wellesley as well as neighboring communities including, Newton, Waban, Natick, Weston, Sherborn, and Needham.
Disney’s 101 DALMATIANS, KIDS! production staff includes: Benjamin Rush, Director, Choreographer, and Set Designer; Tristan Bouchard, Musical Director; and Megan Pillsbury, Costume Designer.  The music and lyrics are by Mel Leven, Randy Rogel, Richard Gibbs, Brian Smith, Martin Lee Fuller, and Dan Root. Additional lyrics by Marcy Heisler. Book adapted by Marcy Heisler. Music adapted and arranged by Bryan Louiselle.
Wellesley Theatre Project is an arts academy and a Wellesley nonprofit devoted to providing students (PreK – 12th Grade) with the opportunity to study and experience theatre and performing arts through year round classes, staged productions, workshops and summer camps.

Registration is open for WTP’s 2015 Summer Camps. Sessions offer three production camps geared for students between 2nd and 12th grade, in addition to one week Theatre Arts camps for Pre K-12th grade. The production camps are: Oklahoma (Grades 2-12), and The Addams Family, the Musical (Grades 8-12).

For more information about Disney’s 101 DALMATIANS, KIDS! or upcoming summer camps, visit the website, www.wellesleytheatreproject.org or call 781-235-1550.

(Courtesy of Wellesley Theatre Project)

 

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