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Disney’s 101 Dalmatians KIDS at the Schauer Center!

December 23, 2013 – Hartford, WI – The Disney classic 101 Dalmatians KIDS will be at the Schauer Arts & Activities Center on January 24 and 25, 2014. Produced by the Schauer Center’s Rising Stars Productions, the family-friendly tale of kidnappers, coats, and puppies is based on the story by Dodie Smith that was transformed into the popular animated film.

Disney’s 101 Dalmatians, KIDS follows artistically-inclined pet owners Robert and Anita, who live happily in London with Dalmatian parents Pongo and Perdita, stalwart dogs devoted to raising their puppies. Everything is quiet until the monstrous Cruella De Vil, Anita's former classmate, plots to steal the puppies for her new fur coat. With a high-spirited score and lovable characters, the adventure continues as all the dogs of London daringly rescue the puppies from Cruella and her bumbling henchmen.

Featuring a cast of local youth, 101 Dalmatians KIDS is an opportunity to see talented young people perform. 101 Dalmatians, KIDS is the first annual production by Rising Stars Productions. The list of cast members includes: Analise Andrews, Krista Ballard, Emily Braun, Lucia Breuer, Katie Brockhaus, Maddie Burris, Deloris Casperson, Madeline Ciriacks, Paige Devenport, Emily Draxler, Isabelle Draxler, Alexa Elliott, Brie Garza, Rypley Garza, Allessandra Gourlie, Alyssa Graunke, Megan Graunke, Bella Gruber, Aaron Haas, Brianna Hall, Samantha Hall, Makenna Hanke, Delanie Kastner, Jedda Keller, Lana Kling, Lacey Kling, Melina Kurth, Taylor Kutz, Elliott Lehman, Lauren Lenius, Elena Lohr-Kougl, Rhiannyn McCauley, Macy McGuire, Grace Meinel, Catherine Meyer, Ginny Noe, Chloe Peiffer, Mia Sallinen, Adrianna Schaefer, Madelyn Schutze, Olivia Schwechel, Amelia Stachura, Sophie Stoltz, Audrey Swigert, Joshua Thorson, Talia Thorson, Tatum Thorson, Joshua Treffert, Joshua Vana, Solomon Vana, Jordyn Vogel, Gillianne Wagner, Evan Yustus, Kailee Zimmerman, and Olivia Zwerlein.

In addition to the performance, there will be a Pre-show Art Workshop from 5:30-6:30 pm on Friday evening. Students ages 7-10 will paint a picture of a puppy that can be taken home as a personal memento. Tuition is $10 per student. Call 262-670-0560, ext. 3 to register; advanced RSVP required.

Tickets to see 101 Dalmatians KIDS are $12 for adults, $10 for students (13 and up), $8 for children (12 and under), and $5 for lap seats (3 and under). Tickets can be purchased at the Schauer Center Box Office Monday through Friday from 11:30 am to 5:30 pm and Saturday from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm at 147 N. Rural Street in Hartford, charge by phone at 262-670-0560, ext. 3 or online at

101 Dalmatians KIDS is a part of the West Bend – The Silver Lining Family Series. Media support provided by The Booster and WTKM 104.9 FM.


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