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We got Annie! But do you have Annie’s dog?


Poppy's puppy, Biscuit, knows he is just not suitable this time.

OPEN AUDITIONS will be held at the Cultural Centre Forecourt South Bank this Sunday 12 February for talented dogs to play Annie’s beloved pup ‘Sandy’ in the Brisbane season of Annie.

To be eligible for selection applicants need to be well-trained, medium sized, sandy/light red coloured dogs aged between 12 months to 5 years.

The producers for Annie the Musical are hoping to find confident, outgoing dogs that are great with children and are not noise sensitive, all of which are essential to perform in front of packed houses on a nightly basis.

Owners must be prepared to hand over their dog to the show’s highly qualified trainer for the duration of the Brisbane season, from the 27th Feb at the earliest, dependent on training level. Only dogs who are well trained prior to auditioning with the ability to learn quickly, need apply.


Example of Little Orphan Annie daily by David Lettick, February 9, 1974.  Copyright New York News, Inc. Image courtesy of

Based on the Harold Gray comic strip “Little Orphan Annie” the musical Annie burst into popularity in 1977 when it opened on Broadway. After running there for nearly six years, it has played in over 22 countries worldwide including the UK, Argentina, Japan, Germany, Sweden, Spain and Australia. Annie became a smash-hit movie in 1982 starring Aileen Quinn, Albert Finney and Carol Burnett that is adored worldwide and a fixture of popular culture references.


Annie is full of toe-tapping hits such as It’s the Hard Knock LifeEasy StreetYou’re Never Fully Dressed Without A SmileNYCMaybe and everyone’s favourite song – Tomorrow. These wonderful songs have become staples of musical theatre repertoires worldwide and now, 34 years on, it remains one of the most loved and universally appealing musicals of all time.

‘Sandy’ auditions are open on Sunday 12 February 2012, with registration forms available for owners to fill in on arrival from 12 noon to 4pm.

Enquiries should be directed to

Requirements for Dogs Auditioning:

         Dogs must be de-sexed, vaccinated, medium sized, (approx 20 kilos and 75 cm high).

Medium to long haired and a sandy colour, for example, golden retriever or any other sandy or light red coloured pure breed or a Labradoodle or mixed breed.

         To give your dog every chance to impress it is important not to feed him or her on Friday night or Sat morning.

And to bring their favourite food, and toy to the audition as well as a water container.

          Please bring proof of vaccination and a photo of your dog for us to keep should the dog be shortlisted.

         Dogs must be confident, outgoing, great with children and other dogs and not noise sensitive.

         Dogs must be over 12 months and under 5 years old.

          Dogs must be well trained prior to auditioning with the ability to learn quickly.

      Owners must be prepared to hand over the dog to the highly qualified trainer for the duration of the Brisbane season (from at the earliest 27th Feb, dependent on training levels, to 13th May) for a nominal fee per week.


Cultural Forecourt, South Bank (Riverside of QPAC)

Sunday 12th February

12 Noon to 4pm

Registration forms will be available for owners to fill in on arrival

To book tickets to Annie at QPAC’s Lyric Theatre go to or phone 136 246.