I just ran across the clip below (thanks, Jamie!) featuring Rachel York in rehearsal as Cruella de Vil in The 101 Dalmatians Musical, a brand new musical (not affiliated with the Disney movie in any way) presented by Purina Dog Chow (ugh). It will be stopping in Chicago February 2010.
I’m holding out judgement on this show, but from all that I’ve read, it sounds very…unique. Real Dalmatians paired with actors as Dalmatians, a score penned by Dennis DeYoung – founding member of the band Styx. And now…actors on stilts? See the video:
Can you imagine dancing on those things eight times a week? Just think how solid her core will be!