MOUNT CARROLL, ILLINOIS (April 11, 2024) — CALLING ALL DOGS!! Does your dog have what it takes to be a star of the stage?! Then you're going to want to come out for the Timber Lake Playhouse dog auditions for The Wizard of Oz on May 11, 4PM. Bring your dog to the theatre and see if your Fido has what it takes to be a star on the TLP stage.

In the L Frank Baum books, Toto is described as ". . .a little black dog, with long silky hair and small black eyes that twinkled merrily on either side of his funny, wee nose." In the movie, he is a small black and grey Terrier. The audition is open to all dogs, and prospective candidates should exhibit an energetic and expressive demeanor. Get your furry friend ready to leap into the spotlight at Timber Lake Playhouse — it's their time to shine on stage!

Dog auditions will be held at the theatre at 8215 Black Oak Road, Mount Carroll, Illinois, 61053, at 4PM, Saturday, May 11. Please call the box office at (815) 244-2035 or e-mail your name and the name of your auditioning dog to to schedule an appointment.

TLP is also looking for Munchkins. If your child is shorter than five feet tall and would like to be on stage, call the box office at (815) 244-2035 or e-mail your name, your child’s name, your e-mail, and phone number to You will be contacted with information about the production.

Rehearsals for The Wizard of Oz begin on June 29 with performances from July 11 through July 28. Toto won't be called for every rehearsal, but must be available for every performance. Owners will also be expected to attend necessary rehearsals and performances.

Additional information for dog auditions can be found on the Timber Lake website at or by calling the Box Office at (815) 244-2035. The Box Office is open Monday through Friday, 10AM-5PM.

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