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Seeking dancers for new musical “101 Dalmatians”

“101 Dalmatians”: New musical based on the classic novel about a pair of Dalmatians who have two lovely pets named Mr. and Mrs. Dearly. When their newly-born puppies are stolen by Cruella DeVil, these two new canine parents strike out on a journey to save them and reunite their family. Set in 1957 London, it is a story about the most basic and challenging human emotion: familial love — as told through the eyes of man’s best friend. Show features a contemporary score. This highly original musical creates an imaginative world in which dogs are the most human creatures around. The “dogs” are presented in stylized suits (not doggy outfits) while the “human” characters are oversized, heightened and somewhat bizarre — as they would seem to a dog.

Producer: 101 Dalmatians Worldwide, LLC
920/week min.

1st rehearsal: August 17, 2009, in New York City. Tour opens in October 2009. Length of contract: Approximately 36 weeks (including three weeks at Madison Square Garden, NYC).

Seeking Equity Dancers. The following characters (and possibly others) will be cast out of the dancer ensemble:

Dream Perdita: Female, 20s – 30s. 5’10” and under. Dancer; dream version of Perdita (see ECC/Singers casting notice). Performer must sing well. Doubles as other characters. Position requires EXCELLENT jazz and classical technique; tumbling a plus.

Gypsy / Featured Dancer: Male, 20s – 30s. 6’0″ and under. Dancer. Performer must sing well. Doubles as other characters. Position requires EXCELLENT jazz and classical technique; tumbling a plus.

Casting Director’s statement: “Performers of all ethnic/racial backgrounds are encouraged to attend.”

Equity Chorus Call / Dancers: Monday, April 27, 10 AM – Equity men dancers who sing & 2 PM – Equity women dancers who sing: 520 8th Ave, New York, NY 10018 (Ripley-Grier Studios)

Please be warmed up and ready to dance when the call begins. Wear flat jazz shoes (women, please also bring character heels) and clothes in which you are comfortable dancing. Bring knee pads. Some may be asked to stay and sing after all have danced. Please prepare 16 bars of a contemporary musical theatre or pop/rock song. Bring sheet music; an accompanist will be provided.

Please bring a picture and resume, stapled together.

Music/Lyrics: Dennis DeYoung
Book/Lyrics: BT McNicholl
Director: Jerry Zaks
Choreographer: Warren Carlyle
Musical Director: Nadia DiGiallonardo
Casting: Dave Clemmons Casting

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