Don't miss the OVER THE RAINBOW float at the 2012 Pride Parade 

Are you a friend of Dorothy? Come out and show your pride with CBC and Mirvish Productions as we celebrate the 32nd Annual Pride Festival in Toronto. With a special OVER THE RAINBOW float in the 2012 Pride Parade - featuring the debut of some of Canada's Top 20 Dorothys - it's going to be a fun-filled day that celebrates Dorothys everywhere.

What:                        CBC and Mirvish Productions celebrate Pride with a special OVER THE RAINBOW float at the 32nd Annual Pride Festival. A collection of OVER THE RAINBOW's Top 20 Dorothys will join in the fun and make their debut at the Parade.

Date:                           Sunday, July 1, 2012

Time:                          The Pride Parade begins at 2 p.m.

Location:                   Starts: Bloor St. and Church St.

Finishes:                   Gerrard St. and Church St.


OVER THE RAINBOW is an exciting new live competition series coming this fall to 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 in September, 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 Lord Lloyd Webber himself in attendance, and Canada choosing the winner.


Twitter: @cbcrainbow, Hashtag: #overtherainbow


About CBC/Radio-Canada

CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada's national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. The Corporation is a leader in reaching Canadians on new platforms and delivers a comprehensive range of radio, television, Internet, and satellite-based services. Deeply rooted in the regions, CBC/Radio-Canada is the only domestic broadcaster to offer diverse regional and cultural perspectives in English, French and eight Aboriginal languages, plus seven languages for international audiences. In 2011, CBC/Radio-Canada celebrated 75 years of serving Canadians and being at the centre of the democratic, social and cultural life of Canada. 


About Temple Street Productions

Temple Street Productions Inc. is a leading producer of television, film and digital media content based in Toronto, Canada. A selection of Temple Street's past and present projects includes: Being Erica (CBC, SOAPnet), Wingin'It (Family Channel), Cover Me Canada (CBC), Recipe to Riches (Food Network, Global), Billable Hours (Global, Showcase), Canada's Next Top Model (CTV), How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria? (CBC), Queer as Folk (Showtime, Showcase) and Darcy's Wild Life (NBC, Discovery Kids, Family Channel). For more company information, twitter @TempleStreet or connect with us on Facebook.


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