STAR PUP: Star Chihuahua Max will hit the stage for the Empire Theatres major production, Legally Blonde The Musical.
STAR PUP: Star Chihuahua Max will hit the stage for the Empire Theatres major production, Legally Blonde The Musical. Mary Quade

Talented Rosewood Chihuahua

A TINY four-legged friend will star in a talented cast for Empire Theatre’s major production, Legally Blonde The Musical.

Rosewood chihuahua Max will hit the stage as Bruiser alongside lead Elesha Hetherington who will fill the role of Elle Woods.

Owner Helen Bright said the role was another success for Max who was named Australian Champion Chihuahua at a dog show in November last year.

“He auditioned with five other dogs and he got the part,” Ms Bright said.

“He has always been outgoing and that’s what got him the role, he is such a personality.

“He has always been a bit of a star; most people know Max in the dog show circles.”

Max has joined the cast and dog trainers for the past few months rehearsing.

Despite his first time on stage, Mrs Bright said she was confident he would charm crowds.

“I’m a little bit nervous and hope he does the right thing on the night,” she said.

“(But) you can tell (he enjoys it) when you take him up there he is always happy to see the cast.”

Max won’t be the only one wagging his tail on stage, with bulldog Sophie taking on the role of Paulette’s dog Rufus.

Based on the film of the same name, Legally Blonde The Musical follows loveable blonde Elle Woods as she pursues her ex-boyfriend Warner all the way to Harvard Law School in an upbeat journey of self- discovery.

The six-show season, sponsored by Heritage Bank, opens on Friday and runs until Sunday, April 24.


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