Wednesday, April 13, 2011

I'm in Puppy Love with KCMT

What a treat we were in for last Saturday when we went to the North Kitsap Auditorium. There  we caught up with latest KCMT production. This time they did their take on Disney's 101 Dalmatians! 
They did such a great job! These talented kids were beyond amazing.  I know that down the road many of these children will have a star on the walk of fame in Hollywood & realize their dreams of seeing their names in lights. I was able to go and see this play with the "hubs" My friend and her three kids. 
This was my first time to see The KCMT (Their website here! ) group in action. I have always heard great things about them, learning that this group has been around working with the talented local children.  The theater group has been together for over ten years now! 
This program is 100%  non-profit, an all-volunteer organization the goal for this program is to make sure it is available to all young people who want to participate, regardless of background or financial standing. The theater group produces three shows a year in addition to also running a fun and exciting summer camp. The cast on stage and off is mostly ran by children and they are able to walk away with knowledge that most spend years learning. The amount of love from the parents and adults give so much to the cast & to all of the children that are part of this is simply amazing. 
We were able to see the Cast B perform, they did an amazing job the cast mates I could hardly believe that they were so young & doing such an amazing job.  I can't wait to go next weekend to the Cast A, and see the other group as well. It is wonderful to see these kids work like a well oiled machine. 
The stage were bought to life from the very talented actors the story of Pongo who was played by Ben Taylor and Perdita played by Savannah Crosby they are a pair of Dalmatians who live with the newly married Mr. and Mrs. Dearly who were played by Ian Wisbey & Maya Adams. Along with their Nanny played by Chelsea Alberts, The dogs consider the humans their pets, but allow the humans to think that they are the owners! The opening act was so cute with the dogs and their masters doing the match up of looking alike, was so very sweet. 
Perdita gives birth to a litter of 15 puppies. One of the show stopper's was Cruella de Vil, played by Abigail COle, she did the grand slam with the intimidating and truly captured the feeling of being a very wealthy woman fixated with fur clothing,  her belief that all animals are worthless and should be drowned. Shortly after the visit, the puppies disappear. The humans fail to trace them but through the "Twilight Barking", a forum of communication in which dogs can relay messages to each other across the country, the dogs manage to track them down to "Hell Hall", the ancestral home of the de Vil family in Suffolk. Pongo and Perdita try to find the puppies' location with the help of Tibs the cat played by Jaclyn Davis, she get's them to run away under Jasper &Horace Curella DeVill's right hand men in her quest to getting the fur!  All the while Pongo and Perdita decide to run away and find them themselves, After a journey across the countryside, they meet the Colonel, an Old English Sheepdog played by Caleb Steinlicht who shows them Hell Hall and tells them its history. They learn that there are 97 puppies in Hell Hall, including their own 15.
Cruella de Vil appears and tells the crooks in charge of Hell Hall to slaughter and skin the dogs as soon as possible because of the publicity surrounding the theft of the Dearlys' puppies. Pongo and Missis devise a plan to rescue all of the puppies and escape. They are able to disguise themselves, they hide in the darkness and in the shadow of a plant.... getting them all into the van safe and sound. At the end of the play the entire theater knew what it was to be in Puppy Love. I know I am in love with all these cute Puppies. 

Next weekend they will be running this play April 15th thru the 17th. Check their website for times & brown paper tickets where you can get tickets before hand, They also have them at the door. You will not want to miss this or any other production that KCMT puts on. 
These children all demand your attention and you are not able to take your eyes off of all of the dogs, At one point I think that there was 101 of the puppies on stage at once. The acting along with the songs that they sang got caught in my head for days to now, I'm still sing the song     " Cuella DeVil."  Counting the 101 puppies that were in the cast was something that people all around me were also doing, it was fun to hear all the children around me getting swept away from this wonderful two hour 8 scenes production along with the perfect 15 minute intermission.  
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