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Saturday, June 4, 2011

The Dog Stars of "Annie"

The dog stars of "Annie" share a dressing room! Here's Abbie (Sandy) and Jasmine (the stray dog) chilling before dress rehearsal.

This is where they come to get some downtime between their time on stage. Abbie is a very loving, 5 year old Goldendoodle. And Jaz is a 5 year old Havanese. But with her hair all scraggly like this, she definitely fits the role of a stray mutt!

I don't know if you can see this sign- but it has both dogs' names on it. This is outside their dressing room. Luckily, it takes them no time at all to get into costume. They've got these dog roles down pretty well!! ;)

We have full dress rehearsal every night this week. And Friday is opening night! Jasmine only has a little part in scene 1. But I've been staying late each night to watch the whole rehearsal.

These kids are SO TALENTED!! And this is just such a fun, upbeat play. The song lyrics stick in your head!

All these orphan girls just love Jaz and Abbie. They can't walk down the hall without getting loves from a dozen little girls!

The Herberger Theatre is so nice!! It's so fun being a part of all this! I've never been backstage for a production before. There's so much work that goes into it! More than just memorizing lines. Where you stand, the sound effects, the props, the moving scenery... it's complicated! I'm glad I just have to worry getting my dog from stage left to stage right!

If you're in Phoenix, you'll definitely want to come check out these kids!! (and the dogs too!) ;) Here's where you can get tickets! http://www.herbergertheater.org/annie


  1. Looks like the dogs are enjoying their theater experience.

  2. I wished dat I lived in Phoenix! BOL Hey, can's you make dem come to Florida so me and da brudder Max (DaOdderWeenie) can go and meet Jasmine and Abbie?

  3. How awesome! Break a paw, Jaz!