Doggie divas and performing pooches turned out in force for their chance to star on the Royal City Musical Theatre stage.
The theatre company held auditions at the Queen's Park bandshell on Saturday, March 1 to find a canine co-star for Julia MacLean - who holds the title role in the company's April production of Annie.
Julia was on hand to work with the doggie hopefuls and their owners, and dogs of all breeds were put through their paces to test out their friendliness, adaptability and ability to follow commands - and deal with the distractions of the spotlight.
Photographer-videographer Jason Lang spent some time at the bandshell to check out the fun.
Annie will be onstage at the Massey Theatre April 10 to 26.
Check out www.royalcitymusicaltheatre.com for more details.
Ticket sales are open - check out tickets.masseytheatre.com or call 604-521-5050.