Music and Lyrics by Joan Cushing
15 Characters, (11 men, 4 women, many may be double cast; multi-location set)
Imagination Stage, Bethesda, Maryland
Play for Children, Musical
Pongo: Father of the Dalmatians and protective husband to Missis
Missis: His doting wife and loving mother to the puppies
Lucky: Pongo and Missis’ first born son. Proud, plucky, and a natural born leader
Roly-Poly: Another Dalmatian son. He is mischievous, playful, and not altogether responsible
Cadpig: Pongo and Missis’ daughter
Spot: An orphan Dalmatian
The Irish Setter: A dog from Chelmsford
The Boxer: A dog from Braintree
The Border Collie: A dog from Cambridge
The Colonel: A wise sheepdog
The Lieutenant: A tabby cat
Clover: A cow
Mr. Dearly: Owner of Pongo.
Mrs. Dearly: Mr. Dearly’s loving wife. Owner of Missis.
Nanny: Housekeeper to the Dearly’s
Cruella de Vil: A long-lost schoolmate of Mrs. Dearly.
Saul Baddun: One of Cruella’s henchman.
Jasper Baddun: The other of Cruella’s henchman.
When Mr. and Mrs. Dearly welcome a new litter of Dalmatians to their 1950s London home, Cruella de-Vil is quick to plot their kidnap. Loving puppy parents Pongo and Missis discover their location, and set out on a harrowing adventure through the countryside to rescue their puppies. With the help of several friendly dogs along the way, the family reunites on Christmas Day, and Cruella is defeated. But will the Dearlys take in all 101 dalmatians?
Performed at Children’s Theatre of Charlotte (September – October 2014) and Imagination Stage (November 2014 – January 2015)