Thursday, March 31, 2022 5:48 PM
Does your dog have what it takes to be a star on the Wagon Wheel stage?
The Wagon Wheel is looking for two dogs for its upcoming summer production of “Legally Blonde, the Musical.”
* For the role of Bruiser (Elle’s dog), the Wagon Wheel is looking for a Chihuahua or any toy-sized dog that would fit easily into a purse.
If you have outfits or accessories for your dog, the Wagon Wheel would love to see them.
* For the role of Rufus (Paulette’s dog), the Wagon Wheel is looking for a British Bulldog as he appears in the film.
The theater is open to other races, but they must have this look about them. Quite bullish and robust. Cute and fluffy isn’t what we’re looking for here.
Dogs should be relaxed, laid back, good with people and strangers and enjoy a good bustle. Dogs should respond “come here”, “sit”, etc. and don’t just walk away doing their own thing.
Wagon Wheel doesn’t expect dogs to do tricks, but let the theater know if your furbaby has any.
Although absolutely not essential, if the dog has some form of stage experience in the presence of large crowds, this will be a huge bonus. Even the most confident dogs can suddenly be affected by the lights, the orchestra and the huge round of applause they are bound to receive on their grand entrance.
Crate training is also a bonus while they enjoy their time off stage.
Rehearsals begin June 3 and the show runs June 16-25. Minimal rehearsals during the day and on weekends but mandatory rehearsals will be June 14 evening, June 15 afternoon and evening and, of course, at each performance.
Check the show schedule on the Wagon Wheel website.
If you think your dog would be a good fit for the show, send a photo of your dog with a brief description to Jennifer Dow, Associate Art Director, at [email protected]
Don’t forget to include your own details and put “Dog Auditions” in the subject bar. The deadline for submission is May 1.
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