Finding the next Maria von Trapp for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s stage production of The Sound Of Music

How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria? Invites the entire country to participate in all the drama of a high-stakes musical theatre audition as Canadians get to cast the lead role of Maria von Trapp in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new stage production of The Sound Of Music.

Comedian and actor Gavin Crawford (This Hour Has 22 Minutes) hosts, as a cast of thousands of contestants gets whittled down to a group of 10 finalists who will perform live and vie for Canadians’ votes on CBC each week. Canada’s decision will be guided by Andrew Lloyd Weber and his expert panel of judges: Andrew Lloyd Weber’s musical supervisor, Simon Lee, vocal coach Elaine Overholt, and West End and Broadway leading man, John Barrowman. Once cast, Canada’s Maria will immediately join rehearsals for the fall 2008 Webber/Mirvish presentation of Wales Theatre in Toronto, Ontario.