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Canada to Launch OVER THE RAINBOW Reality Show to Cast 'Dorothy' in ALW's THE WIZARD OF OZ


The CBC will be casting Dorothy in an Andrew Lloyd Webber production of THE WIZARD OF OZ via a live TV show, Over the Rainbow. Auditions begin in June, and the show will mount at the Ed Mirvish theatre in December, according to

"There is also a search underway for the dog to play Toto," the site added.

The panel of judges, including Andrew Lloyd Webber, will narrow down the shortlist to ten before the live shows in September.

After a UK nationally televised talent search in 2010, Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE WIZARD OF OZ had its debut at the London Palladium in February 2011 headlining Danielle Hope, winner of BBC TV's 'Over the Rainbow,' as well as Michael Crawford (Professor Marvel/The Wizard of Oz), Edward Baker-Duly (Hickory/Tin Man), David Ganly (Zeke/Cowardly Lion), Paul Keating (Hunk/Scarecrow), Emily Tierney (Glinda), and Hannah Waddingham (Miss Gulch/Wicked Witch of the West) will be joined by:Sophie Evans (Alternate Dorothy), Stephen Scott (Uncle Henry/Ensemble, first cover Professor Marvel/The Wizard of Oz), and Helen Walsh (Aunt Em/Munchkin Barrister/Ensemble).

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