The Broadway Jr. KIDS Collection features shows adapted to run about thirty minutes in length and music for treble voices. These musicals are designed for actors in grades K-9. The ShowKit includes all the resources you need for a successful production with easy suggestions for staging, costuming and sets, making it a perfect opportunity for an all-school collaboration.
Each ShowKit includes:
20 Student Books
20 Family Matters brochures
Upon placing your order, you will receive a Dramatic Performing Rights License from Hal Leonard Corporation which will allow your organization unlimited performing rights for one year. Showkits are only available to accredited academic elementary and middle schools with students in grades 9 and lower.
Overview/Synopsis: Set in the city of London, Dalmatian parents Pongo and Perdita raise their 15 Dalmatians puppies in a small house, along with their human pets, Roger (a composer) and Anita (an artist). One day when Cruella De Vil spots the Dalmatian puppies, she is dazzled by their spotted fur and decides it would be perfect for her new fur coat! As the puppies get lured away, Pongo and Perdita must summon the other dogs of London, as well as Sergent Tibbs, to help rescue the puppies from Cruella. You'll love the magic of 101 Dalmatians!
Cast of Characters:
Cruella should be a strong actor, singer, and mover. She should be a natural leader with dramatic flair who is unafraid to be mean and bossy.
Roger is a songwriter and owner of the Dalmatians. He is soft-spoken yet confident and displays leadership in a quiet and composed way, contrary to frenetic Cruella.
Anita is the sweet, nurturing owner of the Dalmatians and a painter. This role requires a strong actor with a good singing voice. Horace and Jasper provide comic relief a la Abbott & Costello or Laurel & Hardy. They should be good singers and strong actors.
Your Canine Narrators should have loud speaking voices and strong stage presence. Although these children need not be the strongest actors/singers (unless they are doubling as London Dogs), they should have a good memory for lines and more complicated blocking.
Pongo and Perdita are the Dalmatian parents. These parts require good actors, but not necessarily strong singers.
Sergeant Tibbs is the army cat who rallies the London Dogs to rescue the Dalmatian Puppies. This role can be played either by a girl or a boy and, if you have a small cast, can double as Narrator.
The London Dogs are the "ethnic" dogs who help rescue the Dalmatian Puppies from Cruella. They should be strong singers and movers with a willingness to do a British, Scottish, French or Spanish accent.
Patch, Lucky, Penny, Pepper and other Dalmatian Puppies are the often funny and spirited puppies of Pongo and Perdita. If possible, cast your smallest children as puppies.
Nanny is the warm yet outspoken housekeeper to Roger and Anita. This is a small acting role that requires a strong speaking voice.
The Police Officer arrests the villains at the end of the show. This is a small acting role that requires a strong speaking voice, but not necessarily a strong singer.
The Dogcatcher appears at the end of the show to dramatically remove Cruella from the scene. Although it's a small role, it's a favorite because it's funny.
Other Dalmatian Pups are discovered in the fur vault. Spot and Dot are smaller, one-line parts.
Songs Include: Dalmatian Conga; Thunderbolt Adventure; Kanine Krunchies; Cruella De Vil; Cruella's Scheme; The Fur Vault; Twilight Bark; My Beautiful Coat; The Chase; Dalmatian Plantation