“Glee” star Lea Michele is set to both voice the titular character and sing several musical numbers in the animated 3D musical “Dorothy of Oz” for Summertime Entertainment reports Variety.
Randi Barnes, Adam Balsam and Barry Glasser penned the script based on the same book by Roger S. Baum, great-grandson of the original “The Wizard of Oz” author L. Frank Baum. This story centers on Dorothy Gale “returning to a tornado-devastated Kansas and then being transported back to Oz to help her friends.”
Also onboard are Jim Belushi as the Lion, Dan Aykroyd as the Scarecrow, Kelsey Grammer as the Tin Man, Oliver Platt as Wiser the Owl, Megan Hilty as the China Princess, Hugh Dancy as as Marshall Mallow and Martin Short as Dorothy’s arch-nemesis Jester/
Bryan Adams and his writing partner Jim Vallance are writing the first songs and lyrics for the film. Bonne Radford (“Curious George,” “The Road to El Dorado”) is producing while Dan St. Pierre (“Everyione’s Hero”) is directing.