Sir Winston Da Doodle starring as Sandy in “Annie” production

Sir Winston Da Doodle. Photo provided by the Arin family.
Sir Winston Da Doodle. Photo provided by the Arin family. /

Sir Winston Da Doodle stars as Sandy in a production of “Annie” this weekend.

When it comes to dog moviesAnnie isn’t really one that immediately leaps to mind, even though the scruffy mutt Sandy is one of cinema’s most famous canine costars.

Las Vegas Labradoodle, Vegas Golden Knights fan and therapy dog Sir Winston Da Doodle will be playing the role this weekend during the Super Summer Theatre production of Annie this weekend, from Friday, August 23 to Sunday, August 25.

The performance will be at 8 p.m. Pacific at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park in .Paradise, Nevada. For more information, please see the company’s website.

Loosely inspired by the comic strip Little Orphan Annie, the musical has a book (script) written by Thomas Meehan, with music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Martin Charnin, and opened in 1976, premiering on Broadway the next year.

Andrea McArdle originally played the main role.

Annie has been made into a film three times – the most famous being the 1982 version with Aileen Quinn in the title role, with Carol Burnett playing the horrendous Miss Hannigan, Albert Finley as Daddy Warbucks, and Tim Curry and Bernadette Peters as Rooster and Lily. Sandy is a scruffy tan dog similar to Benji.

The 1999 version is the best in Wesley’s opinion, a made-for-TV version starring Alicia Morton, Kathy Bates, Victor Garber, Alan Cumming and Kristin Chenoweth. Sandy is again a scruffy tan dog, and the script is much more streamlined.

A contemporary version was made in 2014 starring Quvenzhane Wallis as Annie, Jamie Foxx as Will Stacks (Daddy Warbucks) and Cameron Diaz as Miss Hannigan. In this version Sandy is not a mutt, but instead a Shiba Inu. (Sandy’s also a girl in this film.)

To draw interest, Sir Winston has made promotional appearances around the Las Vegas area with his costar Chloe and his brother Sir Oliver, among the locations visited were New Song Church and the Danielson Financial Group.

A select amount of tickets will be available at the door.

“They all bring something different to the role,” speaking of his film predecessors, Sir Winston told us in an interview earlier in the summer. “I hope I can live up to their legacy!”

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We’re sure he can. Also, Sir Oliver has a cameo role as a “Captured Mutt,” which is also cool. Break a paw and have fun, guys!