On Thursday morning members of Toronto's media were invited to the rehearsal space for Mirvish Production's All-Canadian production of The Wizard of Oz. The special 'sneak peek' event showcased two production numbers from the show, and was a chance for the cast to meet and greet the press for the first time since they were announced in November. BroadwayWorld has a glimpse of the show in this exclusive footage from the rehearsal rooms in Toronto. Check it out below!
Buzz has been building for the Wizard of Oz all season thanks in part to the fantastic CBC reality show 'Over the Rainbow' which allowed the Canadian public to vote for the young lady they wanted to portray Dorothy. Danielle Wade was the chosen one, and she seemed very much at home with her Wizard of Oz family last week.
The show was created by Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber and features the original British creative team, including Director Jeremy Sams and Choregrapher Arlene Phillips. The cast features Cedric Smith as The Wizard, Lisa Horner as The Wicked Witch, Jamie McKnight as The Scarecrow, Mike Jackson as The Tin Man, Lee MacDougall as The Cowardly Lion, Robin Evan Willis as Glinda the Good Witch and Charlotte Moore as Auntie Em.
The Wizard of Oz will play at the Ed Mirvish Theatre beginning Dec 20th, 2012.
Tickets can be purchased in person at the box office, by phone at 416-872-1212 or online at www.mirvish.com
For more information on The Wizard of Oz Toronto you can visit their official website, check them out on Facebook or follow them on Twitter at @WizardofOzTO