You know its funny when you’ve been to a place so often you sometimes forget to look around, I mean really see what’s there. I took a walk to the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Company) building for lunch the other day and just behind the escalator that takes you down to the food court is a wonderful display of film and recording equipment from the early days of television. This time I took a few minutes to just look around and grab a couple of iPhone shots.
Hot town, summer in the city
Back of my neck getting burnt and gritty
Been down, isn’t it a pity
Doesn’t seem to be a shadow in the city
All around, people looking half dead
Walking on the sidewalk, hotter than a match head
The search is on for Dorothy!
Andrew Lloyd Webber is staging a production of the Wizard of Oz and earlier this week the auditions for Dorothy (which were held across the country – a la American Idol) came to Toronto. Hundreds of hopefuls lined Front St. to get into the CBC Building where the auditions were held. Of the girls that auditioned across the country 100 will be selected to move forward to “Dorothy Camp”, which will be held in Toronto later this summer for one week, at which time only 10 will be selected to continue. The 10 finalists will be put through their paces in “Over The Rainbow” which will be televised live in Canada, on CBC, in front of a panel of judges which will include Sir Andrew. Why was I there you ask? Well my niece auditioned and since it was down the street from my office, I popped in on her. I’m very proud of her and while they moved her forward in the audition process she, unfortunately didn’t make it into the final 100.