Former Tenors member Jamie McKnight in Toronto's 'The Wizard of Oz'

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TORONTO - A former member of the Canadian operatic singing group the Tenors is among the newly announced cast members in the upcoming Toronto Mirvish production of "The Wizard of Oz."

Jamie McKnight, who left the group formerly known as the Canadian Tenors in 2009, will play the Scarecrow in the homegrown version of Andrew Lloyd Webber's new stage adaptation.

Other members of the all-Canadian cast announced Tuesday include Gemini Award-winning stage and screen star Cedric Smith as the Wizard.

Lisa Horner, who's starred at both the Shaw and Stratford theatre festivals, will play the Wicked Witch.

The leading cast is rounded out by actor and choreographer Mike Jackson as the Tin Man, Dora Award winner Lee MacDougall in the role of the Lion, and Shaw festival veteran Robin Evan Willis as Glinda.

The ensemble includes Larry Mannell as Uncle Henry and Charlotte Moore as Aunt Em.

Last week, Danielle Wade of LaSalle, Ont., won the role of Dorothy on the CBC-TV reality series "Over The Rainbow."

The North American premiere of "The Wizard of Oz" begins performances at the Ed Mirvish Theatre on Dec. 20.

Organizations: Toronto Mirvish, Canadian Tenors, Stratford theatre CBC Over The Rainbow The North Ed Mirvish Theatre

Geographic location: Toronto, LaSalle

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