West Bromwich Operatic Society are looking for a dog to star as Toto in their upcoming production of The Wizard Of Oz at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre this Autumn from 1 – 5 October.

In the 1939 film version, Toto was played by Terry, a Cairn Terrier and the society are looking for similar small dogs to audition for the role in their production. The dog can be male or female and must have a friendly nature and be comfortable on stage performing nightly from Tuesday – Saturday with two performances on the Wednesday and Saturday.

The dog must be available for all performances between 1 – 5 October including a full dress rehearsal on the evening of 30 September and for multiple rehearsals on Mondays and Wednesdays throughout the summer and leading up to the performance week.

Auditions will be held on stage at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre from 10am on Saturday 20 July.

John Wetherall from West Bromwich Operatic Society said; “There are castings happening at WBOS multiple times a year but it’s not very often we’re looking for canine performers! We’re hugely excited to be presenting The Wizard Of Oz and with a fabulous cast already in place we now need to cast our final, fabulous and furry cast member in the role of Toto! Please come down to the Grand for a fun morning on stage with your dog – we’d love to see as many of you as possible!”

If you have a dog who fits the bill, please contact Hilary Matty with a photograph by Thursday 18 July by email to hilary@wbos.co.uk.

Join Dorothy Gale and her faithful dog, Toto as they are whisked over the rainbow to the magical land of Oz. In her quest to find her way back home Dorothy encounters a host of enchanting characters, and finds new friends, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion. They follow the Yellow Brick Road, mercilessly pursued by the Wicked Witch of the West, to the magical Emerald City in search of the mysterious and almighty, Wizard of Oz.

Featuring the iconic songs, Over The Rainbow, Follow the Yellow Brick Road and We’re Off To See The Wizard.

The Wizard Of Oz is presented by arrangement with MusicScope and Stage Musicals Limited of New York.

Tickets for The Wizard Of Oz from 1 – 5 October are now on sale and can be bought online at grandtheatre.co.uk, by calling 01902 42 92 12 or in person at the Box Office.