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Harborfest Children's Musical Features Large Cast of Area Youth

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The 2018 Harborfest Children.'s Musical a production of Disney's 101 Dalmatians Kids will feature a large cast of area youth. The cast ranges in age from 2 thru 16, and comes from all over Oswego County and beyond.

Featured cast members include Sean Metcalf and Emma Deloft, as Pongo and Perdita, Dan Emmons and Morgan Samson as Roger and Anita, and Renee Scott as Cruella DeVille. Other featured players include Sydney Osborn and Caralyn Bendetto as the two evil Henchmen, Horace and Jasper, and Alexandra Reith, as Nannie.

The Dalmatian puppies are played by Odin Mosher, Alexia Prosser, Amelia Wentworth, Wesley Elsner, Ethan D'Angelo, Elvie Kells, Ella Woolworth, Nolan Verberg, Althea Sawyer, Nina King, Natalie Bartlett, Leo Jones, Lee-Ann Hoisen, Issac Kearns, Lena Williams, Kiyarah Bragg, Thomas Rolfe, Cameron D'Angelo, Ellie Laird, Arianna Jones, Sophia Syrell, Olive Mosher, Elliot Jones, Max Clarke, and Noah Kearns.

Other canine and animal characters include Ethan Mosher, as Thunderbolt the Wonder Dog, Casey Partlow, as Cruella's Puppy, Leah Norton, Tabitha O'Connor, Layne Osborn, Tatum Shambo, Zachary Fox, Deena McDougal and Hailey Barbeau, as the members of the Twilight Bark; Gabriella Bartlett, Olivia Emmons, Anna Fox, and Peyton Giles, as the Chihuahaus; Mackenzie Mucahey, Alisa Busuladzic, Josie Metcalf, and Aislinn Osborn, as the Poodles; Nathan Carr, Sage Osborn, Dylan Elsner, and Trvor Griffiths, as the Boxers; and Anna Bartholomew, Ava Steinfeld, Grace Syrell, and Ava Greeney, as the Scotties.

Additional Human Characters include Kaitlynn Cayer, as the Minister, Shelby Stevens, the Police Woman, and Alexa Bell, as the Dog Catcher.

The shows narrators include Avery Farfaglia, Gabriel Fox, Ben Norton Seth Pagliorolli, Lana Hsu, Emily Kearst, and Austynn Milone-Grinnell.

Disney's 101 Dalmatian Kids is based on the 1956 children’s novel by Dodie Smith. The story was adapted for the stage by Marcy Heisler, with music by Brian Smith, Dan Root, Martin Lee Fuller, Mel Leven, Randy Rogel, and Richard Gibbs; Lyrics by Marcy Heisler, Brian Smith, Dan Root, Martin Lee Fuller, Mel Leven, Randy Rogel, and Richard Gibbs; and the music for the show was adapted and arranged by Bryan Louiselle. The Show is produced by special arrangement with Music Theater International.

The Children's Musical has been a traditional part of Harborfest for several years, being produced and directed by former Oswego City School Music Teachers Roxanne Farden and Roberta Palange. With their retirement the Staff of the Oswego Children's Theater takes over the production, with Director, Lyndsie Lee Jones and Music Director, Kenneth C. Jones. Assisted by Wayne Mosher Jr. with Kelly Mosher on Costumes. The show will presented several times during the Festival weekend on the Children's Stage at West Park.

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