The Aristocats Kids

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The Aristocats

Cuddington Youth Drama’s latest production was The Aristocats Kids, an exciting musical based on Disney’s classic 1970 animated film, in June 2012.

In 1910, in the heart of Paris, a kind and eccentric millionairess bequeaths her entire estate to her high-society cat Duchess and her young kittens. Furious upon hearing the news, the jealous butler kidnaps the cats and drives them out into the countryside. It’s up to the street-wise alley cat Thomas O’Malley and his band of swingin’ jazz cats to save the day…

With energetic performances from the entire cast, terrific jazz backing music, a fine set and some fabulous costumes, this was one of CYD’s best ever productions. After each show, the audience was treated to an ‘open mic’ session with impromptu songs, sketches and recitals from CYD members.

Thanks to everyone who helped with the production, and to Chris Long for the photos below.

Music and Lyrics by Mack David, Al Hoffman and Jerry Livingston

Book Adapted and Additional Lyrics by Marcy Heisler

Music Adapted and Arranged by Bryan Louiselle

Based on the Screenplay by Ken Anderson and Homer Brightman