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Video: From dog shelter to Broadway: Meet the new ‘Sandy’

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    >>> 2011 , bill is training another dog to play sunny in " annie ." i understand she's a shelter dog and you find shelter dogs for the production.

    >> last 35 years i've been only using shelter dogs for production. they make great stars on broadway and great stars in your home.

    >> are there any challenges when you pick a shelter dog?

    >> well, right now she's telling me about her past life . as i'm training her, i've had her four months. she's telling me she doesn't like men in dark costumes, doesn't like loud noises or dark cars, because she was probably hit by a car.

    >> what's interesting about the sandy character, she has to act like a normal dog, which might look easy but not in a theater setting.

    >> she's an actress. she doesn't do tricks. she has to act like a normal dog on stage that annie finds and saves. we start with normal commands like how to sit, how to stay and lie down.

    >> and deal with loud noise with the audience.

    >> and orchestra.

    >> and she has an understudy, too, doesn't she?

    >> she does. also a rescue dog .

    >> casey.

    >> you have a couple of months to train her still?

    >> we have two more months, opening night is november 3rd . it's a brand new production. people should come and see it.

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    >> " annie " begins in october. hmm, it says here that cheerios