Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Liven It Up: Idina Menzel - Defying Gravity

I'm so excited! The video above was taken from Idina's first ever live concert performance for PBS Soundstage, and I am going to be in the audience for the second. Tomorrow, Idina will be performing her first of two nights at Koerner Hall inside the Royal Conservatory Of Music In Toronto, with both nights being recorded for her second PBS special which will air sometime early next year, and I am going to the second night on Friday.

I saw the Tony award winning actress and singer 2 years ago when she came to Danforth Music Hall to promote her 3rd solo album "I Stand", but this performance will be even more special because she is being accompanied by Tony award winning (and Pulitzer Prize winning) composer, Marvin Hamlisch and the Kitchener - Waterloo Symphony Orchestra.

Should be a beautiful night. Defying Gravity, for those of you who are unaware is from the Broadway musical "Wicked" for which Idina was awarded the Tony for creating the role of "Elphaba, The Wicked Witch Of The West."

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