If you’re watching the new show ‘Over the Rainbow’ – the search for Dorothy – you might be interested in ‘Wizard of Dogz’. Andrew Lloyd Webber is looking for Dorothy’s Toto.
To highlight the search for Toto, BBC has created a short Wizard of Oz film where all the good characters are played by dogs and the baddies played by cats.
Toto Open Auditions were scheduled to take place on 6th and 7th April at The Kennel Club Building, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire where 10 dogs were to have been selected (5 of the 10 to be selected by the panel to continue into the competition). The panel of judges working with Lloyd Webber include Jodie Prenger (winner of I’d Do Anything and Nancy in Oliver), Gerry Cott (animal trainer to the stars) and Sarah Fisher (animal behaviour expert). Viewers won’t be able to vote for the cute little four-legged stars. The winner will appear in a one-off gala performance of The Wizard of Oz in the West End next year.
This is a time when we won’t mind entertainment going to the Dogz!
For more information, please go visit: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00rd98s