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Idina Menzel and the Adelaide Art Orchestra

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The Wicked Witch of the west is coming to Adelaide and who's excited? Me!

Idina Menzel as Elphaba Photo courtesy

Excellent news to hear that Idina Menzel - Broadway star, will close the Adelaide Cabaret Festival this year.

I was surprised with this news on my birthday by a friend of mine in New York, who knows I'm a fan. I couldn't sleep for a week.

I've been following Idina's career since the early 90's, after hearing her sing on the soundtrack for the musical RENT, her debut Broadway performance.

For those who don't know Idina, she is a Tony award winning actress and performer. She is best known for her Broadway role as Maureen Johnson in RENT and was the first Elphaba in the musical Wicked. Yes, she was the original green witch on Broadway and the West End. She won a Tony award for best leading actress in a musical for originating the role of "Elphaba" in "Wicked".

Idina Menzel and Lea Michele Photo courtesy

Apart from her theatre roles, Idina has also several film and TV roles to her credit. For all the "Glee" fans (like me and I don't care about admitting it either) she plays Rachel's biological mother and has also appeared on Private Practice. Her movie credits include Disney's romantic fable Enchanted with Patrick Dempsey, Ask The Dust and reprised her role as Maureen in the movie RENT. She has also performed principal roles in Aida and Chess. May I also mention that she is married to actor Taye Diggs, (lucky girl!) both met during their time in "RENT.

It has recently been announced that she is the voice of the Snow Queen in Disney's next animated movie Frozen, to be released in November this year.

Idina Menzel
Photo courtesy Festival Theatre

Idina Menzel will perform with the Adelaide Art Orchestra, and if her recent DVD release, Barefoot at the Symphony show is anything to go by - we are in for a treat!

Idina forums have been going into overdrive with news of the star's Australian visit. This is great for SA's economy with bookings from all over Australia.

Congratulations to the Adelaide Cabaret Festival organisers for bringing Idina Menzel to Australia. Lock in 22nd June 2013.

For Adelaide Cabaret Festival information go to the
Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2013 website.

Ticketing info at: BASS
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Why? The Wicked Witch of the west is coming to Adelaide
When: 22 Jun 2013
Where: Festival Theatre
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