Producers of a major new tour of the smash-hit Broadway and West End musical Legally Blonde The Musical are on the hunt for a four-legged star to appear in the show when it comes to Northampton’s Royal & Derngate from Monday 16 to Saturday 21 October.
EastEnders’ Rita Simons, Lucie Jones, who represented the UK in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, and Bill Ward, star of Coronation Street and Emmerdale, are the human stars of the show. But Legally Blonde The Musical also has two dogs in the cast – a Chihuahua called Bruiser and another called Rufus. Bruiser is already cast and will be on the road with the company but producers have decided to hold auditions for Rufus in every town and city on the tour.
Auditions are being held at Royal & Derngate on Saturday 15 July, from 10.30am till 1pm. Associate Director David Barrett said: “Legally Blonde The Musical is a show all about stereotypes and not judging a book by its cover and the dogs are no different in this. So whereas Bruiser is the cute, tiny, adorable one, with Rufus we are looking for the total opposite. We are looking for a big, brutish, dog that only its mother could love – preferably a Bull Dog as in the film but we are certainly open to options.”
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 five Olivier Awards winning three including Best New Musical, and was nominated for eight Whatsonstage Awards winning four including Best Musical.
Anyone who thinks their pampered pooch could have the star quality the producers are looking for should download an audition registration form or collect a form from Box Office. For more information email Associate Director David Barratt at [email protected].
To book tickets for Legally Blonde The Musical at Royal & Derngate, call Box Office on 01604 624811 or book online.