Based on the fantasy books by Roger Stanton Baum, the great-grandson of L. Frank Baum, writer of the original book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, this continuation of Dorothy’s adventures has a cast that’s over the rainbow.
In these exclusive sound bites, Michele talks about what it was like to sing as such a widely known character, Dorothy Gale, whom we all know so well. It seems she wanted to bring something different to the role, including a real youthful quality.
“In all aspects, you bring a different energy to something, but I wanted to make sure that, obviously it’s my voice and my sound, but remember that you’re playing a character who’s young, and she has a definite innocence to her, so it was fun singing as Dorothy,” Michele said.
But it seems she also really treasured getting to sing with the other actors, like Hugh Dancy (Our Idiot Brother) and Megan Hilty (The Pirate Fairy).
“One of the songs I particularly enjoyed recording was “Even Then,” which I got to sing with Hugh [Dancy] and the amazing Megan Hilty, who I love so much. She’s a Broadway girl and from New York. Now we’re out here in LA, in this new world, and it was so great to get to do that song with her,” she said.
Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return also stars Dan Aykroyd, Jim Belushi and Patrick Stewart. Click your heels on Friday, May 9, to see it in theaters.