'Dalmatians' musical casts its villain

HOLLYWOOD - Broadway's Sara Gettelfinger has been added to the cast of "The 101 Dalmatians Musical," playing at the Pantages Theatre for two weeks this summer.Lee D. Marshall, co-founder of Magic Arts & Entertainment, said Gettelfinger will "provide a wickedly comic villain in the infamous Cruella De Vil and we are confident she and our talented company will continue to inspire theatergoers of all ages through the show's unique story-telling, amazing new music and tremendous performances." Gettelfinger has appeared in numerous Broadway shows, including "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels," "Nine" and "Seussical the Musical." On television, she has appeared in "Guiding Light" and "Without a Trace," and on film, her credits include "Sex in the City." In addition to a bevy of human actors, the musical will also feature 15 Dalmatians, many of which were rescued from animal shelters across the country. "The 101 Dalmatians Musical" follows Dalmatians spouses Pongo and Missis Pongo, who are living the good life in London. When their 10 puppies are suddenly dognapped by the villainous Cruella de Vil, they summon the help of a vast network of dogs and set off to rescue their pups. Tickets for "The 101 Dalmatians Musical" are currently available only as part of a season ticket package, or to groups of 10 or more attending a single performance. For more information, call (866) 755-BWAY or visit www.NedGroups.com.

********** Published: February 19, 2010 - Volume 8 - Issue 44