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Today’s Groupon reserves your spot for the stage version of a classic canine caper about dogs, starring some dogs. For $31, you get a ticket to the Long Center’s presentation of 101 Dalmatians (up to a $59 value). Bring your family, friends, or the surviving members of Glenn Miller’s band.
A creative power trio—director Jerry Zaks (La Cage Aux Folles, Everybody Loves Raymond), book writer B. T. McNicholl (Cabaret, Billy Elliot), and composer Dennis DeYoung (a founding member of the rock group Styx, The Hunchback of Notre Dame)—tells the entire puppy production from a four-legged point of view. Adult actors teeter on stilts against an altered backdrop design in order to present a dog’s eye perspective. The production also casts real-life dogs rescued from shelters and gives them their big break as headlining hounds.
You’ll catch the musical from parterre or mezzanine seats at the Michael and Susan Dell Hall in the Long Center. Get today’s Groupon to convert a pet-shunning roommate, woo a PAWs volunteer, or effortlessly entertain a vanload of nieces and nephews for a few hours. To get your tickets, present your Groupon at the box office any time before showtime, beginning 10 a.m. on Tuesday, November 24.
People Pets recently highlighted the talented cast of reformed rescue dogs and the play’s animal trainer, Joel Slaven, who says of the dogs: > * They’ve never had this before. They didn’t have good lives, never had good veterinary care or relationships with people. It’s nice to see their lives now. – People Pets
101 Dalmatians is a beloved film, and as with many classic movies, there have been numerous attempts to make a sequel. Unfortunately, some of the sequel ideas missed what made the original so popular. Here are some the less successful sequels to 101 Dalmatians:
- 101 Geese: In an attempt to add some realism to the series, none of the geese talk or seem to have any personality. The plot, involving a senator who may or may not have committed murder, was heavily influenced by Watergate-era paranoia, but proved difficult to follow amid the incessant honking of 101 geese.
- 100 Dalmatians: This prequel shows what happened between the birth of the 100th and 101st dalmatian, which, it turns out, was not much. The home-video release edits out many of the graphic birthing scenes.
- 101 Dalmatians 2: Two 101 Dalmatians: All 101 dalmatians are enjoying the good life when a rival group of 101 dalmatians shows up and challenges them to rob as many convenience stores as possible within one hour.
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