Austin rescue puppy to star in “Of Mice & Men” opera

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Unleash the squee’s and awww’s.

An impossibly cute rescue puppy named Squeakie has been chosen to star in Austin Opera’s upcoming production of “Of Mice & Men,” composer Carlisle Floyd’s adaptation of John Steinbeck’s famous novella.

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Squeakie, a rescue puppy from Austin Pets Alive, is available for adoption — after she makes her debut with Austin Opera.

The female lab retriever mix comes to the operatic limelight courtesy of Austin Pets Alive. And yes, Squeakie is available for adoption.

“Of Mice & Men” opens Jan. 23 at the Long Center. And Squeekie will appear in one scene in Act II.

Squeakie is actually one of two canine supernumeraries in this production.  Rosie was cast in the role of Old Farm Dog after her people answered an audition call for dogs.

Rosie rehearses with tenor Corey Bix who plays Lennie. The two work out the blocking for their bunkhouse scene in Act I of “Of Mice & Men.”

Rosie rehearses with tenor Corey Bix who plays Lennie. The two work out the blocking for their bunkhouse scene in Act I of “Of Mice & Men.”

Photos courtesy of Austin Opera.

 


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