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101 Dalmatians barks on to Riverbend Stage

By Janine Leffler


The Disney favorite 101 Dalmatians  is coming to the Amato Center. This is set in England   where  Roger and Anita meet and fall in love.  Their dogs  Pongo and Predita  start out with 15 puppies but then the liter eventually grows to 101.  Cruella Devil kidnaps the puppies which  sets Roger and Anita on edge.  This productions  features youth and teenagers from Milford, Amherst, Mont  Vernon, Wilton and other surrounding towns.


Matt Katsiginais, an 8th grader at Amherst Middle School in playing Roger and is very excited to play the role.   What he likes the best about working on this production is working with friends he  doesn’t get to  work with very often.   His favorite scene in the play is the scene where they are counting the 101 puppies. “It’s just a little piece of humor that seems funny to me. I also like my character, Roger’s idea of the Dalmatian Plantation. That whole song is really cute and really fun to sing.”

Director Robin  Lacroix   chose to direct this play because of  the fact that it incorporates  young children into   meaningful roles and how the   theme of friendship in the storyline appeals to families.  Lacroix loves  watching the youngest cast members really get involved in the production.  “Seeing so many kids involved with the Riverbend Youth Company is extremely fulfilling.”  She looks forward to the packed houses for the performances.


101 Dalmatians runs from  January 18-20th at the Amato Center For The Performing  Arts In Milford.  Showtimes are 7:30pm on Friday and Saturday evening and 2pm on Saturday and Sunday afternoon. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for students and seniors. You won’t want to miss this timeless Disney classic.


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