Auditions Are Taking Place For The Role Of Toto For Upcoming Production Of The Wizard of Oz

"Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore." Is your pup the next Toto? One lucky pup out there will be a star on the new theater production in Lincoln, England! They are, however, rather quite large paws to fill. The iconic Toto was played by Terry, a female Cairn Terrier, who starred in 16 different films but is known for her famous role in 'The Wizard of Oz'.

Story via BBC News.

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    Looking for that special pup!

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    in Lincoln, England, the New Theatre Royal theatre is holding auditions for that special pooch that will be able to look up at Dorothy, adoringly, as she sings the iconic 'Over the Rainbow.'

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    The requirements

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    The artistic director, Natalie Hayes-Cowley, has a few guidelines for the pooch they're seeking, saying those auditioning need to be small, obedient, and not bark at the audience or during the any of the musical numbers. 

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    The pup will also have to cope with the sound effects and stage lighting. Ms. Hayes-Cowley told BBC, "Dogs are like children and can be unpredictable... so, we will test the water to see how they cope with the different sounds." 

    Ms. Hayes-Cowley does specify that the main thing is to see the dog with Dorothy as she sings. 

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    As part of the auditions - which take place this Sunday, March 24th - the performing pooches will have to sit with Dorothy, played by Sophie Towns, while she sings.

    Good luck to all the good bois and girls trying out for the role! 

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