Over The Rainbow masterclass – coming to a town near you!

This May, fans of BBC One’s Over The Rainbow are invited to have a go at singing at a series of free events around the country.

The Over The Rainbow live events will give thousands of participants the chance to take part in their own musical theatre masterclass, with help from the BBC Singers, BBC musicians and some very special guests.

Jodie Prenger (winner of 2008’s I’d Do Anything) will be on hand to offer inspiration and encouragement, and will be joined by some of the ex-Dorothys from the current TV show.

Jodie said: “If you’ve been singing along on your sofa this is your chance to have a go. Whether you’re an enthusiastic amateur or an absolute beginner, we want to get you singing along. So go on – you’ve watched the Dorothys – now it’s your turn to join in!”

The Over The Rainbow live events will take place in Leeds on Saturday 1 May, Glasgow on Sunday 2 May, London on Monday 3 & Tuesday 4 May and Cardiff on Sunday 9 May.

It doesn’t matter if you’ve never sung in a group or in public before – the events are aimed at beginners and open to everyone.

For more information and to register for a place visit: bbc.co.uk/dorothy or call 0370 901 1227. Places are limited and will be allocated at random. The closing date for registering is 4.00pm on Monday 19 April 2010.

Date: Saturday 1 May 2010
Venue: Leeds Town Hall, Leeds
Morning event: 10am-12pm
Afternoon event: 1.30pm-3.30pm

Date: Sunday 2 May 2010
Venue: Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
Morning event: 11am-1pm
Afternoon event: 3pm-5pm

Date: Monday 3 May 2010
Venue: Shaftesbury Theatre, London
Morning event: 11am-1pm
Afternoon event: 3pm-5pm

Date: Tuesday 4 May 2010
Venue: Shaftesbury Theatre, London
Afternoon event: 4pm-6pm
Evening event: 7.30pm-9.30pm

Date: Sunday 9 May 2010
Venue: St David’s Hall, Cardiff
Morning event: 11am-1pm
Afternoon event: 3pm-5pm

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