The search for an undiscovered musical theatre performer to play Dorothy
Over The Rainbow is a reality competition series following the search for a new, undiscovered musical theatre performer to play the title role of Dorothy in the stage production of the 1939 film The Wizard Of Oz. A second “Toto Panel” will be tasked with casting a dog from entries for a special onetime Gala performance.
After a series of open casting auditions and call-backs, the top 20 contestants are chosen to perform on stage in a sing-off in front of a panel of expert judges who will whittle the selection down to ten girls. The finalists then move on to a challenge-based singing competition with the audience voting to determine weekly eliminations. The Toto contestants are also given tasks to be critiqued by the judges and voted on by the viewers.
As the series unfolds, the Dorothy contestants face tougher challenges: performing songs and interacting with the dogs competing for the Toto role. The grand finale episode sees the two finalists performing Over The Rainbow and their favourite song from the series. With audience voting tallied up, the winning Dorothy and Toto contestants will be revealed.