KMC Onstage presents ‘101 Dalmatians’ in September

Cruella de Vil wants a brand new spotted fur coat—with boots to match. And, she’s looking right here in the KMC to realize her evil plan. Will she succeed? Or, will the daring dogs of London save the day?

Disney’s “101 Dalmatians” is coming to KMC Onstage in September. The cast and crew of 26 child and adult actors are rehearsing long hours in preparation for their performance of this iconic Disney story.

The 16 support staff of directors, choreographers, costumers, lighting designers, set designers and music directors round out the Dalmatian crew. A team of active-duty Soldiers, Air Force and Army civilians, German local nationals, Department of Defense Dependents Schools teachers, Defense Commissary Agency employees, and children of all ages make up the cast and crew. 

In the original story, Dalmatian parents Pongo and Perdita happily raise their Dalmatian puppies in their London home until the monstrous Cruella de Vil kidnaps them with plans of turning them into her new fur coat. The dogs of London join in the daring rescue of the puppies from Cruella and her bumbling henchmen, Jasper and Horace. But Cruella’s plan to turn these Dalmatian puppies into the most elaborate coat the KMC has ever seen goes awry, thanks to the efforts of London’s ruff-est, tuff-est dogs and the ever resourceful cat, Sergeant Tibbs.
Based on the beloved 1961 film, Disney’s “101 Dalmatians” is an exciting canine caper that will leave kids cheering and adults smiling. With a delightfully fun score, lovable characters and one of the most deliciously evil villains in Disney history, this family-oriented stage performance is certain to delight children and adults alike as they sing along to the joyful tunes of “Dalmatian Conga,” “Cruella De Vil” and “Twilight Bark.” It’s sure to be a furry and friendly adventure for the whole family.

“For some of our actors, this is their first stage appearance ever. Others are seasoned performers. But, they’re all incredibly talented actors, singers and dancers. I know that Team Dalmatian is going to give an amazing performance,” said director Cheryl Navo. “I am humbled by the talent and volunteer spirit of the whole team.”

This KMC Onstage production opens Sept. 16 to 18 and continues Sept. 23 to 25. The production can be seen at the Kaiserslautern Community Activities Center on Daenner Kaserne.

“101 Dalmatians” will also be the KMC Onstage entry to the Festival of One Act Plays held in Heidelberg, Germany, on Columbus Day weekend.
“101 Dalmatians” is being performed through special arrangement with Music Theatre International.

Tickets will go on sale starting Thursday. For information regarding ticket purchase, contact KMC Onstage by e-mail at or by calling 483-6626 or 0631-4116626.

(Courtesy of KMC Onstage)