THEIR FAVORITE THINGS: Wizard of Oz Star Danielle Hope Shares Her Theatregoing Experiences

Favorite Things   THEIR FAVORITE THINGS: Wizard of Oz Star Danielle Hope Shares Her Theatregoing Experiences's feature series Their Favorite Things asks members of the theatre community to share the Broadway performances that most affected them as part of the audience.

This week we spotlight the choices of singing actress Danielle Hope, who starred as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz at the London Palladium after winning the role in the hit BBC TV series "Over The Rainbow." Hope, who also played Eponine in the West End production of Les Miserables, will make her solo 54 Below concert debut Feb. 13; click here for information.

Danielle Hope
Danielle Hope

 Javier Munoz in In The Heights at The Richard Rodgers Theatre

It was one of my first experiences of Broadway and one I will never forget. It inspired me to give the BBC show "Over the Rainbow" a go, and I am very glad I did!

Hannah Waddingham in Into The Woods at Regents Park, London

Outdoors and magical, the perfect setting for this show. She is a powerhouse, and I was very lucky to have had her as my Witch in The Wizard of Oz later that year.

Entire cast of Altar Boyz

Watched when I was 16 on my first NY trip. Had me rolling with laughter!

Kelli O'Hara in Bridges of Madison County

I felt like my heart was being pushed into the back of my seat from start to finish.

Cast of Passion at the Donmar Warehouse, London

Powerful performances from entire cast. In one of my favourite London spaces.

Caroline Sheen as Mary Poppins

My favourite childhood movie.

Cillian Murphy in his one-man play Misterman at the National Theatre London

An exquisite, painfully truthful performance.

James McAvoy in Three Days of Rain.

One of the first plays I saw in London. I'll never forget that experience. What a master class.

Dan DeLuca in the Newsies Tour

It was so special to see someone so close to you just thriving and leading a fantastic company!

Phantom 25th concert at the Royal Albert Hall.

What a special and unique evening. All performances were inspirational.

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