It's the untold story of a true underdog: Ricky the rescue chihuahua, who hit the stage here in Boston for the role of a lifetime.

"Legally Blonde" Moonbox Productions
Ricky the chihuahua shines in "Legally Blonde," now in Boston
Chelcy Garrett

Ricky might be small, but he steals the spotlight as Bruiser, the canine costar of rich ditz Elle Woods who charms her way through “Legally Blonde: The Musical.”

"Legally Blonde" opens tonight at the Calderwood Pavilion courtesy of Moonbox Productions. It runs through Dec. 31.

The Culture Show host and GBH Executive Arts Editor Jared Bowen will talk to animal handler and actor Brian Michael Hoffman about getting a larger than life performance from the pint-sized pup, and how rescue animals really can have a true Hollywood ending.

From there, we fast track it to Malden, as Edgar B. Herwick III takes us to Charles Ro Supply Company. It's the nation’s largest model train store, doubling as a museum and depot for train hobbyists and holiday shoppers.

Finally, it’s radio on the rocks. Callie Crossley and Herwick join Bowen to top the show off with Cocktail Guru Jonathan Pogash, who will share his recipes to solve your seasonal cocktail conundrums.

It's all on The Culture Show — listen to the full episode above!