Photo Coverage: New Production Images - North American Premiere of THE WIZARD OF OZ!

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Last night Toronto celebrated the North American Premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber's new production of The Wizard of Oz, which features an all-Canadian cast and Over the Rainbow winner Danielle Wade as Dorothy. The show had its gala opening performance yesterday at the newly named Ed Mirvish Theatre, which had been transformed for the occasion, featuring rainbows on the marquee and a Yellow Brick Road in the lobby which was built as a fundraiser for Toronto's Sick Kids Hospital.

This new production tells the classic tale of Dorothy's journey to Oz, and features all the songs and characters you've come to know and love, as well as a few new tunes by the dynamic duo of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. Canada chose their Dorothy by casting their votes on the CBC reality TV show Over the Rainbow, and winner Danielle Wade was all smiles last night as she made her grand stage debut.

Joining her are a group of many of Canada's best and brightest, including Road to Avonlea star Cedric Smith as The Wizard, former Canadian Tenor Jamie McKnight as The Scarecrow, Lee MacDougall as The Cowardly Lion, Mike Jackson as The Tin Man, Robin Evan Willis as Glinda the Good Witch and Lisa Horner as The Wicked Witch of the West.

BWW is thrilled to bring readers these brand new photos from the production, which is currently on sale through Mirvish Productions.

When and Where?

The Wizard of Oz

The Ed Mirvish Theatre

Tickets can be purchased in person at the box office, by phone at 416-872-1212 or online at www.mirvish.com.

All Photos by Cylla von Tiedemann

Photo Coverage: New Production Images - North American Premiere of THE WIZARD OF OZ!

Photo Coverage: New Production Images - North American Premiere of THE WIZARD OF OZ!
The Cast of The Wizard of Oz Toronto

Photo Coverage: New Production Images - North American Premiere of THE WIZARD OF OZ!
Wizard of Oz Toronto

Photo Coverage: New Production Images - North American Premiere of THE WIZARD OF OZ!
Danielle Wade

Photo Coverage: New Production Images - North American Premiere of THE WIZARD OF OZ!
Cedric Smith

Photo Coverage: New Production Images - North American Premiere of THE WIZARD OF OZ!
Lisa Horner

Photo Coverage: New Production Images - North American Premiere of THE WIZARD OF OZ!
Danielle Wade and Robin Evan Willis

Photo Coverage: New Production Images - North American Premiere of THE WIZARD OF OZ!
Robin Evan Willis

Photo Coverage: New Production Images - North American Premiere of THE WIZARD OF OZ!
Jamie McKnight

Photo Coverage: New Production Images - North American Premiere of THE WIZARD OF OZ!
Mike Jackson

Photo Coverage: New Production Images - North American Premiere of THE WIZARD OF OZ!
Lee MacDougall

Photo Coverage: New Production Images - North American Premiere of THE WIZARD OF OZ!
Danielle Wade and Jamie McKnight

Photo Coverage: New Production Images - North American Premiere of THE WIZARD OF OZ!
Danielle Wade, Mike Jackson and Jamie McKnight

Photo Coverage: New Production Images - North American Premiere of THE WIZARD OF OZ!
Danielle Wade, Jamie McKnight, Lee MacDougall and Mike Jackson

Photo Coverage: New Production Images - North American Premiere of THE WIZARD OF OZ!
The Cast of The Wizard of Oz Toronto

Photo Coverage: New Production Images - North American Premiere of THE WIZARD OF OZ!
The Cast of The Wizard of Oz Toronto

Photo Coverage: New Production Images - North American Premiere of THE WIZARD OF OZ!
Danielle Wade, Jamie McKnight, Lee MacDougall and Mike Jackson

Photo Coverage: New Production Images - North American Premiere of THE WIZARD OF OZ!
The Cast of The Wizard of Oz Toronto

Photo Coverage: New Production Images - North American Premiere of THE WIZARD OF OZ!
Lisa Horner

Photo Coverage: New Production Images - North American Premiere of THE WIZARD OF OZ!
The Cast of The Wizard of Oz Toronto

Photo Coverage: New Production Images - North American Premiere of THE WIZARD OF OZ!
Lisa Horner and the Cast of The Wizard of Oz Toronto

Photo Coverage: New Production Images - North American Premiere of THE WIZARD OF OZ!

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Kelly Cameron Kelly Cameron's love affair with the theatre began when she was just five years old, on an outing to see the Original Canadian Cast of Les Miserables at the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto. She instantly fell in love, and is honoured to be representing the Toronto contingent of BroadwayWorld as Senior Editor overseeing the GTA region.

Her writing career started almost by accident, though it has always been in her blood as her Mom was an English teacher who firmly believed in the importance of being able to turn a phrase. She also loved sharing her love of theatre with her students (and her children), and was a staunch supporter of the arts in Toronto.

When not at the theatre, you can usually find Kelly with a Starbucks in one hand and her BlackBerry in the other, tweeting, reading or doing something quirky and clumsy for the sake of getting that next big story.

She's incredibly grateful to the amazing Toronto theatre community who have embraced her with open arms, giving her the greatest gift a little redheaded theatre geek could ever ask for - getting to be a part of this vibrant arts and culture scene. She may have never had the skills to be on the stage, but is thankful every day she gets to write about the inspiring people who do.

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