MILFORD STATION - Spending about three days at Dorothy Farm, a local 16-year-old girl had the chance to grow her experience and acting techniques.
Emily Robertson, from Milford Station, was the only girl from Nova Scotia at the farm with the hopes of landing the role of Dorothy in Andrew Lloyd Webber's new production of The Wizard of Oz to be staged at the Ed Mirvish Theatre in Toronto.
"The experience was wonderful," said Robertson, adding she can't give too many details about Dorothy Farm and what happened there. "It was definitely a challenge. Physically, it was something I grew through and it made me stronger and more confident."
Robertson's experience, along with another 19 girls from across Canada, will be featured during the two-hour series premiere of Over the Rainbow, which will air Sept. 16 at 8 p.m. on CBC.
The girls are vying for a top 10 spot on the show (to be announced during the two-hour premiere), which will then name a winner at the end of the series.
"I'm really excited to see how they put the clips together, because they got a lot of airtime," said Robertson, adding she will watch the show with family and some friends.
While she had never experienced any sort of reality television before, Robertson said she's glad she did.
"It was a big eye-opener for me to reality TV. For me, this was all new but it was so educational and it was nice meeting the other girls. During the auditions, we only got to see each other, maybe for about a half an hour because there were 200 of us, but we made a lot of friends and became close. It felt like one big family - we really supported each other."