The performance that counts the most, of course, is that of the performer cast as Dorothy Gale. It's impressive that Julia Lancione looks and sounds like what you'd hope for in this famous role. Her singing voice has the essential combination of sweetness and determination, which comes through in "Over the Rainbow" and elsewhere. She would benefit from a tad more feeling in her technically polished singing, but, hey, that's like asking somebody to be Judy Garland. For the record, this Dorothy and the real dog playing Toto get along well in this production.