Rick Bentley

NBC looking for Dorothy

It’s a long trip from Fresno, but if that doesn’t matter to you, NBC is holding an open casting call for the lead role of Dorothy in the network’s upcoming holiday special “The Wiz Live!,” set for Thursday, Dec. 3.

You will need to make your way to Telsey + Co., 311 W. 43rd St., 10th floor in Midtown Manhattan 10 a.m. Saturday, June 6. The sign-in begins at 9 a.m.

Casting directors are looking for a young African-American woman between 18-27 years old. According to the NBC press releases: “She must have an extraordinary voice that can tell a story, as well as be mature with a youthful energy.”

If you are planning on going, be prepared to sing “Home,” “Ease on Down the Road” and “Be a Lion” from the original Broadway production of “The Wiz.”

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