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A Dalmatian Sensation!

A Dalmatian Sensation!

Chock full of character and spunk, fifth and sixth grade theatre students presented 101 Dalmatians to eager audiences of parents and lower school students.

A token component of this annual musical is the energetic ensemble of students who sing, dance and act on stage and throughout the crowd, filling the room with contagious enthusiasm. A crowd favorite was the song “Kanine Krunchies,” which added a fun twist to the familiar storyline.

From poodles dressed in poodle skirts to Cruella de Vil's iconic black and white hairstyle, these budding actors and actresses certainly performed to the fullest degree! Leah Monroy ‘29 brought Cruella’s character to life with unstoppable energy. Even the narrators took on humorous accents and told the tale with charisma and pizzazz. 

“What a show!” said Director Caroline Patterson ‘08. “Our fifth and sixth grade actors did a phenomenal job depicting the world of 101 Dalmatians. Sixth graders led on stage and behind the scenes. For example, Cecil Shorts IV ‘29 and Case Johnson ‘29 orchestrated multiple set and prop changes while Karlyse Firenza ‘29 choreographed dances for almost every number.”

Karlyse said "choreographing dances as a student was amazing. Seeing others performing what I created gave me the feeling of pure joy. I am so glad that God led me to do this. Dancing is a passion of mine, and I hope others see that as well." 

Narrator Mac Goolsby ‘29 was an enthusiastic entertainer who told the story with great personality. He said working with all of the other incredible actors was the best part of his experience, and he gave glory to God for the opportunity. 

Ruth Parrish ‘29, who played Anita, said, “I really enjoyed my role in 101 Dalmatians, and it was really fun to get to know the other actors. Of course, Mrs. Patterson and Mrs. Brown made everything really come together.”

“More than anything, I am so impressed with the teamwork of this cast,” summarized Mrs. Patterson. “Every member worked so hard: attending advisory rehearsals, brainstorming costumes and executing dance numbers.” 

All in all, 101 Dalmatians was a sensation! The future SBS theatre is in good hands with this crew!