We have a winner!

Danielle wades past the competition to win the lead role in The Wizard of Oz in Toronto

Yes, it’s true. It was an uphill battle all the way but after eight long weeks of hard work and bucket-fulls of determination, the emotional rollercoaster that was CBC’s Over The Rainbow has come to an end. This Monday we saw your three favourite Dorothy hopefuls Danielle Wade, Stephanie LaRochelle and AJ Bridel sweat it out in an epic final episode.

AJ, Stephanie and Danielle

AJ, Danielle and Stephanie

It was a close call, but the public (that’s you!) had the final vote which resulted in 20 year old Danielle Wade from Ontario being presented with the coveted ruby slippers, jumping into a hot air balloon and riding over the rainbow and all the way to Oz.

Danielle Wade

Winner Danielle Wade

Sadly for the talented AJ and Stephanie, this is where their journey must end, but don’t be fooled for this it not by any means the last we have heard from them. Watch out world!

For Danielle however, the journey has barely even begun. She will enjoy a well earned week off to relax (although I imagine most of that will be spent talking to the press!) before joining the Tin Man, Lion and Scarecrow (and not forgetting the talented ensemble!) in rehearsals where we are really looking forward to working with her!

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Wizard of Oz will open at the Mirvish Theatre in Toronto, Canada on December 20, 2012.

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Posted on: 6th November 2012

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5 responses so far, want to say something?

  1. Bridget says:


  2. stefanie perkins says:

    well done Danielle i am glad for you have beat aj and stephaine good luck to play dorothy in theare

  3. sam says:

    so danielle Wade you paly dorothy in wizard of oz with cast sonn allyour fans happy

  4. audrey duguay says:

    well done danielle in playing the part of dorothy in the up coming musical you will do great just relax and have a good show and hope to watch the musical of the wizaed of oz on tv. good luck.

    audrey duguay

  5. Ebony says:

    Is this show going to come to Australia!?! Darn it I hope so

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