Friday, March 13, 2009

The first day of rehearsals! Phew!

Well, it's official! The cover story of today's Furity (the entertainment magazine for the 4-legged celebrity) was all about the international star-studded casting of Beagadoon!

To quote gossiphound Cindy Adams, "There's not a slumdog in the bunch!"

Here's a copy of the photo they ran of our first day of rehearsal. We were doing a read-through with the primary actors. From left to right, you'll spot Auntie Bailey Basset, Ben Rotti, my Rosie Posie, me, Eric Square Dog - hitting all the right notes - and Joseph Stains next to his long-time gal pal Sophie Brador (they're the Brangelina or "Jobrador"of our cast), Marvin and Taffy

With as large a production as Beagadoon, there's a tremendous amount that must be done before we can start primary filming. Fashion hound Lorenza (of The House of Lorenza) lost no time drawing up patterns for the dozens of kilts we'll need.
Then she threw herself into kilt-making, with dozens of clan tartans and an assortment of dog breeds to dress. 

Dance captain Asta spent a tireless day in the dance studio, teaching the choreography for one of the big opening numbers to Alfie, Scampi, (Asta in black), Snoop, Tess and Sparky.

And by the end of the day, we were all astonished at the progress that Toffee and Eric Square Dog had made with the romantic "Come to me, Sit-stay with me" paw de deux as Taffy and Stella looked on. 

It's just Day One of preproduction but we're making great progress. Stay tuned (or pick up your copy of US Woofly for the behind the scenes gossip!)

25 comments:

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

I know I'm working on my voice!

Woof Woof Woof Woof...

The rain in Spain stays mainly on Joe Stains...

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Mason Dixie said...

Looks like it is going well so far. Lorenza is going to be one busy designer for sure. =)

Lorenza said...

Hi, Petey!
Thanks for inviting me to participate in the project!
It is an honor for me!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Noah the Airedale said...

Crikey all that dancing has worn us out. Tess thinks she's so great cause she having lessons with Asta.
We told her she was in the class cause she's so hopeless hahaha that shut her up.

tailwags
Noah

Koobuss said...

Phew!! This is so much work!! What a relief to be a villager!


Good luck with the project, Petey!!

Love and Koobuss Kisses,
Koobie

Martha Basset said...

Hi Petey
You are working so hard! Great job having Lorenza on costumes - she is a fashion icon!
love
Martha & Bailey xx
ps Martha says to tell you her tummy tuck stitches come out today so she should be ok for the Highland Fling!

Tee said...

Wooo, now that's alot going on in Beagadoon!

Good Luck Stars!

Licks and Wags,

Tuffy and the Dog Woods Pack

Dughallmor Beagles said...

Brilliant photos....and how exciting to be featured in Furiety magazine, what an honour!
Snoop is soaking in a radox bath now while Alfie gets a muscle rub from Mason Dixie....he'll return the favour after her dance class....aaarrooo!
Fame! I wanna live furever....I wanna learn how to fly (but not Rosie, she already knows ;o)
Tired, muscle-aching slobbers xx

Mango said...

Toffe and Eric!!! Oh my! I can't believe how much progress they made in such a short time. I never knew Eric had such sturdy leggies.

Slobbers,
Mango

Gus said...

OOOOOOH I am so excited. Thank you for finding room for me in the Corps! Me and Gussie can leave any time after he comes home from Iowasy. Just call us.

Teka Toy Dagger

Ludo van puppy said...

Ruff, going pawsomely so far!
~lickies, Ludo

Agatha and Archie said...

Wow this is progressing so quickly! When is opening night?(Arch wants to make sure he gets his tux in time) Eric really is hitting the high note in that first pic!! Love A+A

Asta said...

Petey
Evewyone was soo pwofessional..I was so impwessed, no wondew this is being touted as THE cast to watch at awawd time..the buzz is aweady stawting, and we haven't even filmed a woll yet..
Eric and Toffee awe astoundingly agile..i'm so pwoud of evewyone

gotta wun
mowe choweogwaphy to do
smoochie kisses
ASTA

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Oh Man...Petey you're killin' us...that pic of Eric in those um spandex undies...gives a new meanin' to tighty whities...

As for Lacie news...Well...I can't tell till tomorrow till the contest is officiallly over...I can tell ya she's mopin' around here draggin' a roll of toilet paper...I think it's stuck to her back paw. Seein' all you famous stars is just killin' her Petey...you know Lacie thrives on bein' the center of attention...I'm sure she'll be outta the bathroom soon so she can start helpin' Lorenza...

Stay tuned tomorrow for the contest results...funny...that's how nurses chart after givin' an enema..."good or no results"...

Barkin' at ya, Petey...those pics of the dancers are amazin'...I had NO IDEA that Stella had such a cute bootie or that Taffy looks like he could kick my bony posterior...he's been liftin' that one...

Pawslaps,

Scruffy

Eric said...

Petey. Amazing write up in Furity. But Dog.. sorry they caught me yawing. Must be the jet wag. Thanks for covering up for me. But everybloogie is FANTASTIC Petey. Pawfect casting pal.This photographic record is an out and out winner!!!!

And sweet Lorenza is proving to be quite the seamstress ( even if she does keep looking for a pink tarrrrrtan) And Asta what a mover!! Grooving on down under with Tess and all.

Though Petey. Some advice from you chum. Wearing the same tight panties Daddy David advertises has certainly done the trrrrick in making me hit those high notes. But not sure it's done much for my love life. Pawsative I heard some sniggering during our rrrrromatic paws de deux. So rude. Thank dog my Toffee didn't even notice..think she was mesmerised seeing my dogliness exposed at that unusual upside down angle. Think I should I dispense with the panties Petey and wear something less fitting ...like my plus fours instead?

Worried wags, Eric xxx

The OP Pack said...

Thanks for the Beagadoon update - lots of work going on already. Lorenza will do a wonderful job on the costumes, she has learned a lot from her Grandma and those dance numbers will call for lots of practice sessions. Good luck to all.

Tail wags, the OP Pack

Suzuki said...

I'm growing my claws to shape into natural pointes :)
Big licks to you
Suzuki
xxx

Marvin said...

sorry, but those photos are priceless! Jeannie xxxx Who is laffing so much she is about to explode..........

Marvin here. Well I have no idea why she is cackling away like the Wicked Witch of the West, the meeting we had was extremely serious dontcha think?

I like the idea of Lorenza for designer and costumes very much, she is very cool with her fashion sense.

And as for the rest of the cast, well we can hardly go wrong methinks.

Beagadoon Rocks I bark!

lotsaluv Marvin xxxxxxxxx

pee ess thank you for your kind comments the other day, hugs and kisses (manly ones from me of course!) Marvin xxxxxxxxxxx

Abby said...

Hi, Petey...

Looks like all is going well with the production...Can't wait for the Premier...

Hey, stop over & see me...I have a Contest going on...

Abby xxxooo

Joe Stains said...

oooh Jobrador, I love it!! I tried to have Tanner help me go over my lines, but you can imagine how that worked out. I will have to practice with Sophie. I can't wait to see how Lorenza does, she is so talented!

LuLu and LoLLy! said...

Two Paws UP! for this truly outstanding producshon! Love, your PaLs, LuLu and LoLLy!

Maggie and Mitch said...

Everyone is working so hard! We love watching the dance routines!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Jake of Florida said...

We are so excited for you and your cast -- but we have recurring little twinges of envy that we're not part of the fun. We are terriers, after all, and we have astounding voices -- we harmonize and JH even sings on key -- so whadda ya say, Petey old pal, old pal???

Jake and Just Harry

Toffee said...

Phew!
Pre-pawduction is certainly tiring me out since I am used to 20 hours of napping a day! I am trying to convince my pawrents to increase my dog food intake by double but they won't do it!!!

I will just have to pee on their bed.

Toffee said...

pee-ess: I am rather faint after staring at Eric's "MANliness" for so long....sigh.