Classmates cheer on aspiring Dorothy

Drama students, faculty and staff gathered Thursday for an impromptu rally in support of BFA acting major Danielle Wade, one of three finalists in a national contest to land the role of Dorothy in an Andrew Lloyd Webber production of The Wizard of Oz to open in Toronto in December.

The group donned her signature colour of light green, cheered on Wade, and even assayed a spirited rendition of “Over the Rainbow”—a song from the movie musical and the name of the CBC television program on which Wade is competing.

The show’s finale will air Sunday, November 4, followed by a period of voting and the announcement of a winner on Monday. Find more information, including a brief biography of Wade and details on how to vote, on the show’s Web site.

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