Live Music

Idina Menzel

When: Fri., July 28, 8 p.m. 2017

Idina Menzel rose to prominence in 1996 when she originated the role of Maureen in Jonathan Larson’s Tony- and Pulitzer-winning Broadway musical RENT. She cemented her status as one of today’s preeminent Broadway actresses with further roles in Wicked (2003) and If/Then (2014). In 2013, Menzel hit the stratosphere voicing the role of Elsa the Snow Queen in the animated Disney blockbuster Frozen. The film became the highest grossing animated film of all time, and its theme song “Let It Go” turned Menzel into the only Tony-winning actress in history to reach the Billboard Top 10. Speaking to the Current’s sister publication Out In SA about the fluid nature of her live shows, Menzel explained, “I let the musicians do their thing and you don’t have to worry about it being three minutes and 20 seconds for the radio … I can introduce a song and tell you where it’s coming from and what it meant to me. I can talk to you about the meaning of the song … That’s what ‘live’ is all about. I’m letting you into a little window of my soul.”

Price: $69.50-$175