The nationwide search for 'Dorothy' begins tonight, September 16, 2012, on CBC. Click below for a sneak peak of the set, built over six days in CBC's Toronto studios!
The two-hour premiere that kicks-off the series tonight at 8 p.m. chronicles the cross-Canada audition process for the girls competing to play 'Dorothy' in Andrew Lloyd Webber's new production of The Wizard of Oz, to be staged at the Ed Mirvish Theatre in Toronto. As well, the Top 10 will be revealed and viewers will see them perform live for the first time.
Canada’s Top 20 Dorothys are:
Malindi Ayienga, Etobicoke, ON
Michelle Bouey, Charlottetown, PEI
AJ Bridel, Kitchener, ON
Alessandra Cannito, Toronto, ON
Rebecca Codas, North York, ON
Sarah Forestieri, Nobleton, ON
Colleen Furlan, Winnipeg, MB
Julia Gartha, Unionville, ON
Jennifer Gillis, Coquitlam, B.C.
Cassandra Hodgins, London, ON
Stephanie La Rochelle, Ottawa, ON
Lia Luz, Scarborough, ON
Fiona McIntyre, Port Moody, BC
Jessie Munro, Etobicoke, ON
Tevra Plamondon, Red Deer, AB
Emily Robertson, Milford Station, NS
Christie Stewart, Vernon, BC
Michelle Thibodeau, Moncton, NB
Kelsey Verzotti, Calgary, AB
Danielle Wade, La Salle, ON
OVER THE RAINBOW is an exciting new series on CBC, produced by Temple Street Productions. The winner will star in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new production of The Wizard of Oz, opening at the Ed Mirvish Theatre in Toronto this December. Starting tonight, host Daryn Jones will introduce the 10 finalists who will compete live on OVER THE RAINBOW Sunday nights on CBC Television, singing a mixture of Broadway and pop songs each week. Then, in half-hour results episodes on Monday nights, the bottom two Dorothys (as determined by an online public vote) will face-off and one participant will be saved from elimination by the judges. The competition will culminate in a showdown between the final three, with Andrew Lloyd Webber himself in attendance, and Canada choosing the winner.
For more about the show, follow Over the Rainbow on Twitter @cbcrainbow, Hashtag: #overtherainbow, find the show on Facebook, or go to CBC's show site: cbc.ca/overtherainbow.