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Andrea Martin: Guest Mentor on Over The Rainbow

The Queen of Canadian Comedy is back in the city that skyrocketed her career to help make the same come true for a group of ingenues. Emmy and Tony Award winning comedienne Andrea Martin will be joining CBC's Over the Rainbow to guest mentor the eight remaining Dorothys competing for the lead role in Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical production The Wizard of Oz.


Born in Portland, Maine, Andrea fell in love with Toronto while she toured with the company of You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown. It was in Toronto in 1976 that she earned roles in the production of Godspell and the sketch comedy series SCTV, followed by comedy troupe The Second City.


Eventually, Andrea's stage performing branched into musical theatre - a move that proved to be the right one after she won a Tony Award in her Broadway debut of My Favorite Year in 1992. Her additional Broadway credits include Candide (1997), Oklahoma! (2002) and Fiddler on the Roof (2005).


This isn't the first time Andrea has visited the CBC. Take a look at when she sat in the red chair and spoke with George Stroumboulopoulos...



Andrea will be bringing that extensive amount of showbiz experience to Over the Rainbow as she coaches the girls on this week's group performance Anything You Can Do from the Broadway smash Annie Get Your Gun.


You can see just how much of Andrea's talents rubbed off on the girls this Sunday at 8pm on Over the Rainbow.


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