Casting Call For Dogs To Star In The Handa Opera Production Of La Boheme

Lights, Camera, Animals!

These auditions have gone to the dogs. And cats. And monkeys.

They may not get paid as much as their human counterparts, but for animal actors, the audition process is oftentimes just as rigorous. Here, a few scenes from four-legged casting calls. (Pictured: Oscar the Cavoodle waits to audition for a production of "La Boheme" in Sydney.)

A Star Is Born James D. Morgan/Getty Images A Star Is Born Arvi, a 7-year-old miniature poodle, celebrates after beating out more than 350 dogs on April 8, 2018, for a part in the Sydney production of "La Boheme." Polly Want a Career? Steve Parsons - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images Polly Want a Career? Proving she's more than just a pretty face, Tracey the Scarlet Macaw shows off her scooting skills during auditions for the "Parrot in Residence" role at the Legoland Windsor Resort Hotel in England in 2014. That's a Lotta Bad Luck Ralph Crane/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images That's a Lotta Bad Luck More than 150 black cats line up to audition for the Roger Corman horror flick "Tales of Terror" in 1961. Monkey Business New York Daily News Archive/NY Daily News via Getty Images Monkey Business Organ grinder Joe Boscio and his monkey attend an open casting call for HBO's mob drama "The Sopranos." The Bunny Hop Hulton Deutsch/Corbis via Getty Images The Bunny Hop Hoping for his big break, this white hare wastes no time getting up the Tower Theater steps in London in 1978. The Pirate's Life for Me Scott Barbour/Getty Images The Pirate's Life for Me Disney holds interviews to find the official "spokesparrot" for the launch of the "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" DVD in 2006. Responsibilities include meeting fans, making guest appearances at stores, and — presumably — some light deck swabbing. Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks Hulton Archive/Getty Images Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks Long before going to "The Birds," director Alfred Hitchcock gives pointers to a terrier.