Could Your Pet Pooch Be A Musical Star

A major new tour of the smash-hit Broadway and West End show, Legally Blonde The Musical comes to Bord Gáis Energy Theatre for one week only from 5-10 March 2018 and we want your canine companion to be part of the stellar line up!


We’re looking for a four- legged, furry superstar to join the cast of this fun- filled, feel good show which includes Ex-EastEnders star Rita Simon in her first role since leaving the soap,  former X-factor finalist Lucie Jones and  Bill Ward, star of Coronation Street and Emmerdale.


Legally Blonde features two leading doggy characters in the cast – a Chihuahua called Bruiser and another called Rufus.   Doggy auditions to cast Rufus for the Dublin leg of the tour will be held on 8 February 2018.  We are preferably looking for a Bull Dog as in the film, but we are certainly open too other like breeds. So long as they’re NOT cute and cuddly, in fact the Uglier the better!


Ideally here’s what we’re looking for: 


  • A British Bulldog – First and foremost we are looking for a British Bulldog as appeared in the Film. We are open to other breeds, but they need be bullish and robust. Cute and fluffy is NOT what we are looking for.


  • Temperament – If your dog is relaxed, laid back, good with people and enjoys a good fuss, we would love to hear from you.


  • Responsive to Commands – does your dog respond to ‘come here’, ‘sit’ and doesn’t just wander off doing its own thing?  Then they could be exactly what we’re looking for. We do not expect ‘Rufus’ to perform tricks.


  • Tricks – if your lovable brute has any, we would love to see them. They have 5 minutes to show us what they’ve got. If they’re skills are good enough we could end up using them in the show!


  • Experience – Although absolutely not essential, if your dog has some form of stage experience it will be a huge bonus. Even the most confident of dogs can suddenly be affected by the lights, the band and the huge round of applause they are bound to receive on their big entrance!


How to apply:


If you think your pet pooch has what it take to tread the boards at Dublin’s Bord Gais Energy Theatre from 5-10 March – then here’s how to apply:


Email please place DUBLIN AUDITIONS in the subject title with the following:


  • Your full name, address and contact number.


  • Photo of your Doggie along with your dog’s name, breed and brief description.


Doggy and dog owners should be available for auditions between 12pm and 3pm on 8th February – at a city centre venue TBC


In the audition, the dogs will be required to walk around on the lead with their owners, sit on command, give a paw if they can, and if they do tricks we’ll see them (absolutely not essential!) Then we will ask the owner to get their pup to respond whilst off the lead.  A member of the panel will then run through the same exercises, just to see how the dog responds to strangers. We are looking for basic obedience of course but first and foremost it’s temperament. Shy/nervous/disobedient dogs are not what we’re looking for!


As well as winning a coveted role in a award winning West End Show – the winner will also receive a prize from who are supporting the auditions, and tickets to see a performance.

All finalists will get an discount voucher to buy doggy things online.


The winner will be required to appear in every show for the week from (5-10 March 2018) the dog will make two appearances during the show as well as their bow at the end.


If you are successful in your application for an audition place you will be notified by email and allocated a time slot for auditions on 8 February in Dublin.



About Legally Blonde The Musical:


Legally Blonde The Musical is an all singing, all dancing romantic comedy, a fun-filled, feel-good pink fest. College sweetheart and homecoming queen Elle Woods doesn’t take no for an answer. When her boyfriend dumps her for someone more serious, Elle puts down the credit card, hits the books and heads for Harvard Law School. Along the way, Elle proves that being true to yourself never goes out of style.


Based on the Reese Witherspoon film, Legally Blonde The Musical earned seven Tony nominations and 10 Drama Desk Award nominations during its Broadway run. In the UK it was nominated for 5 Laurence Olivier Awards winning 3 including Best New Musical, and was nominated  for 8 Whatsonstage Awards winning 4 including Best Musical.

Directed and choreographed by Anthony Williams, co-choreographer Dean Street and Musical Supervisor and Musical Director James McCullough.

The tour is produced by Martin Dodd for UK Productions Ltd.
Event: Legally Blonde Doggy Auditions
Venue: TBC – Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Grand Canal Square, Docklands, Dublin 2.

DateThursday 8 February 2018.

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