Annie is looking for a Canine co-star

Annie Promo PicDoes your pup have what it takes to star alongside the most famous orphan of all time? Well, the hit musical Annie is heading to Brisbane in April, and the tiny redhead is in the market for a canine co-star.

Auditions for dogs to play the role of ‘Sandy’ (a loveable stray whom Annie befriends) are being held TODAY, Sunday February 12, at South Bank’s Cultural Forecourt (between QPAC and the Brisbane river).

Dogs can be registered to audition on the day from 12pm to 4pm, but there are some restrictions. Potential pooches must be medium sized, aged between 12 months and five years old and a light or sandy red colour. They must also be happy to work with children and noise, and already have a high level of training.

Sienna Elchaar as Annie with Coogee, the dog who was sacked in Sydney

The importance of this last requirement was highlighted when the show previewed in Sydney and the dog (a groodle named Coogee) was overcome with stage fright. Coogee had been trained in very noisy, busy environments, like shopping centres, but when the audience responded enthusiastically, the poor fellow thought he had done something wrong. His stage fright saw him swiftly sacked, and no doubt the producers will be keen to avoid a repeat of such a performance.

If you are interested in having your dog audition, you can find any further information

Be aware that you must be prepared to relinquish your four-legged friend into the care of experienced trainers from the 27th of February (at the earliest) until the end of the show’s five week season.

Annie has received rave reviews in Sydney and you are sure to recognise classic tunes like ‘It’s the Hard Knock Life’, ‘Tomorrow’ and ‘You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile’, even if you are unfamiliar with the heart-warming story.

Purchase tickets to Annie here

Annie is playing at the Lyric Theatre, QPAC from April 7

Bobbi-Lea Dionysius

Bobbi-Lea is's QLD Co-ordinator, writer, reviewer, and reporter. She is also an actor, presenter, and theatre/film producer for Drama Queen Productions in Brisbane. Bobbi-Lea holds a Degree in Music Theatre as well as a Degree in Film & TV, and is currently doing her Masters in Screen Production.

Bobbi-Lea Dionysius

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