IT HAS been an interesting process to cast the furry actors required for Legally Blonde The Musical.
Bruiser Woods is Elle’s dog, more of a trusty sidekick than a pet.
Elle likes to dress Bruiser up in different outfits and put him in her purse.
Rufus is Paulette’s dog, he is a macho pooch with a sweet disposition.
Rufus gets rescued from Paulette’s ex-boyfriend.
The role of Bruiser in Legally Blonde The Musical will be shared between two dogs: Dudley and Chloe.
Dudley turned two years old in July.
He lives with Brittney Royle and her fiancée Stephen Turner.
The pair have another dog at home called Pixie who Brittney thinks is enjoying the solitude while Dudley is at rehearsals.
Stephen is working away from town at the moment and is missing his fur children.
Brittney says Dudley is a little dog with a big personality who loves attention, loves his toys and is incredibly playful.
Dudley is not a fussy eater, although he’s partial to beef Schmackos, and the leftover bird feed!
Chloe will share the role of Bruiser, she three years old and lives in the Ross household with Ashlee who is nine years old, her older brother Bailey and her mum Tracey.
Two other dogs also live in the household but Matilda and Natis won’t be enjoying any on stage moments.
Ashlee says Chloe is outgoing and very protective of her family although she has crazy moments where she runs about and whips her favourite toy, a pretend dumbbell from side to side.
Leftovers from dinner and gourmet beef My Dog are Chloe’s favourite treats, and she refuses to eat vegetables.
Her favourite activity is riding in the car staring at the passing trees and wagging her tail.
Dudley and Chloe are both enjoying the attention from the cast of Legally Blonde The Musical.
Both dogs will work on their stagecraft with Lindy Eyles, who is a local dog trainer.
Lindy has been training dogs for 24 years, she’s actively involved with Kyeamba Kennels and Training Club which is based at San Isidore.
She also runs regular classes with her business Out and About.
Lindy will be helping the dogs and their owners develop strategies for coping with the overwhelming nature of being on stage with music, lights and other noises providing lots of doggy distractions.
Legally Blonde plays Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre from Saturday, November 7 until Saturday, November 21 with both matinees and evening performances.
It is a Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre community production.
Tickets are available from the Civic Theatre Box Office or online at www.civictheatre.com.au
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