How the Show Works

Here's the concept: Everyone gets one vote. But you can earn more.

If you've got a smart-phone or tablet (either iOS or Android) you can get the app.

If not, don't sweat it - you can play along online.

Simply create an account and start earning those votes!

During the week, we'll be posting daily, vote-earning challenges. The more challenges you complete, the more votes you can earn. On Sunday nights you can play along with the show and earn even more votes.

If you're not into all of that, there's a phone vote too.

But that's not all.

The Wizard of Oz was a major breakthrough in cinematic special effects.

And we want to live up to that legacy - Over the Rainbow is a major breakthrough in interactive television.

Here's how.


For the first time ever, you'll have control over what you see on TV.

During the live show and just before the end of a Dorothy's performance, you'll see a magic crystal ball on your device. Rate that Dorothy's performance and the more you like it, the more the ball will glow and light up on TV.

It's a little bit of magic to get you into the picture.

Don't get it? Don't believe us?

Join us on Sunday nights- and you too can be a part of TV history.


Andrew Lloyd Webber's production of The Wizard of Oz is coming to the Ed Mirvish Theatre, in Toronto. But who will play Dorothy?

This is the nation-wide search for a star.

On Sunday nights, starting with ten Dorothy's, we'll put on a live show from CBC studios.

We'll ask the Canadian public to vote for their favourite, and on Mondays, the two contestants with the least votes will battle it out in a sing-off. The judges will save one, and send one home.

Andrew Lloyd Webber expects that the role of Dorothy will change somebody's life. Our journey started the first week of June, with regional auditions across the country.

But that's not all, we're looking for a Toto, too!