15 November 2017

Will your pooch star in the RSPCA's '12 Barks of Christmas Carols'?

| Tim Benson
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Audition your pooch for the '12 Barks of Christmas Carols' this Saturday 18th November.

Audition your pooch for the ’12 Barks of Christmas Carols’ this Saturday 18th November.

The casting call has gone out for Canberra’s talented canines to star in the RSPCA’s ’12 Barks of Christmas Carols’

The casting will take place this Saturday 18 November between 9:30 am and 12 noon at the RSPCA ACT Shelter (12 Kirkpatrick St, Weston).

“We can’t wait to see what kind of canine talent will rock up for our Casting Call this Saturday. I’m hoping that we’ll find some amazing stars that deserve to be on stage for all of Canberra to see at our ’12 Barks of Christmas Carols’,” said Tammy Ben Dange, CEO RSPCA ACT.

“Does Canberra have Australia’s next big furry star? Move over Toto, Pluto and Scooby-Doo. I bet our local dogs have what it takes to entertain.”

This year, performing between the human musical sets will be canine acts. Your furry friend could be a local star, displaying his or her talents for all of Canberra to see.

If the bright lights and adoring fans are not enough to get your pooch on stage, all chosen canines will also get a free family pass (two adults and two children) for their human family to watch them perform and delight the masses at ’12 Barks of Christmas Carols.’

Three guest judges will score the furry hopefuls:

  • Calum Stenning – The solo male writer from HerCanberra that keeps us up-to-date on all things fun and exciting in the ACT.
  • Ali King – Baker extraordinaire from television’s ‘Zumbo’s Just Desserts’ and local business owner.
  • Courtenay Davis – The gorgeous and entertaining Announcer from Mix106.3’s afternoon drive program, ‘Drive with Courts’.
Casting call for the '12 Barks of Christmas Carols' to be held this Saturday 18 November at RSPCA ACT.

Casting call for the ’12 Barks of Christmas Carols’ to be held this Saturday 18 November at RSPCA ACT.

The judges will mark your pooch on categories such as Christmas spirit, talent, confidence and last but not least, their ability to show their personality.

While scores will be tallied at the end of the day, a select few could be given an exclusive ‘Golden Ticket’ from a judge that guarantees them a spot plus special tickets to the VIP Marquee. The other lucky acts will be notified the following week based on their final score.

So, get out your dog’s favourite Christmas costume and training gear now. There are only a few days left to ensure that your star has their chance to become famous.

“If I know dog owners like I do, I expect to see not just the most talented canines trying out at our Casting Call on Saturday, but the cutest ones too. With the Christmas theme, there should be plenty of elves and reindeer costumes on the day,” Tammy concluded.

Tickets for the ’12 Barks of Christmas Carols’ can be purchased at www.rspca-act.org.au/12barks.

Are you hoping to audition your furry friend for ’12 Barks of Christmas Carols’? Let us know in the comments section below.

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