Brian Rintoul

Drama school reminds actor there’s no place like home

The University of Windsor will hold a place for Danielle Wade, says Tina Pugliese, director of the School of Dramatic Art.

Wade, an acting student who finished her second year, won a national search for the role of Dorothy in a Toronto-based stage production of The Wizard of Oz. The play, adapted by Andrew Lloyd Webber from the books by L. Frank Baum, will begin performances December 20.

The 20-year-old LaSalle native finished as the fan favourite on the CBC-TV series Over the Rainbow to win the role. The show’s finale aired Monday.