Idina Menzel Live: Barefoot at the Symphony

Idina Menzel Live: Barefoot at the Symphony

Tony Award-winning actress, singer and songwriter Idina Menzel, star of Broadway’s Wicked and the original stage production of Rent, will come to Tampa to perform her live show as part of the Straz Center’s 25th anniversary celebrations.

Garnering huge critical acclaim, Menzel reached superstardom on Broadway with her Tony Award-winning performance as Elphaba, the misunderstood green girl, in the blockbuster Wicked and in her Tony-nominated role as Maureen in the revolutionary Rent. This season, Menzel reprised her role on Glee, FOX’s smash hit television series, as Shelby Corcoran, Rachel’s biological mother.

“I am so thrilled to be going back on tour this summer. I am eager to reconnect with my audience, perform my favorite songs and explore some exciting new material,” said Menzel.

Amazing audiences with her captivating performances, Menzel has a diverse career on the stage, in film, television, and in music. Menzel recently release a CD and DVD entitled IDINA MENZEL LIVE: BAREFOOT AT THE SYMPHONY, a special journey through a diverse repertoire of classic pop and musical theater favorites, including a fresh spin on contemporary songs.

 

Dec. 1 Carol Morsani Hall

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Show Dates & Times

Sat., Dec. 1, 8 p.m.

Pricing

Regularly priced tickets start at $39.50.

There is a maximum ticket allotment of eight tickets per account/household/business for paid, ticketed events. (For some shows, it may be less.) Applicable service charges added at point of purchase. There is no maximum for free, non-ticketed events.

For ticket purchases via the phone or ticket office, service charges are waived for current annual Straz members at the $400 level and higher, although special handling fees may apply to some shows. Service charges for online transactions apply to all members. 

Pursuant to s.817.36, Florida Statutes, no Straz Center ticket may be offered or resold for more than $1 over the face value of the ticket.

About the Show


Tony-Award Winning Broadway powerhouse Idina Menzel has a diverse career on the stage, in film and television, and in music.

Menzel, lauded for her strong yet emotional performances, recently culminated a highly successful international orchestra tour. Accompanied by world-renowned symphonies, Menzel played to sold-out audiences and demonstrated why she is one of the great performers of her time. The Denver Post dubbed her “The Streisand of her generation,” while The New York Times praised Menzel as “an entertainer with a phenomenal voice…Diana Ross with ten times the stamina and lung power.” In March, Menzel released a CD and DVD entitled “Idina Menzel Live: Barefoot at the Symphony,” a live concert with an orchestra led by legendary composer/conductor Marvin Hamlisch, filmed at The Royal Conservatory’s Koerner Hall in Toronto, Canada. The concert also aired nationally on PBS stations.

Garnering huge critical acclaim, Menzel reached superstardom on Broadway with her Tony Award-winning performance as Elphaba, the misunderstood green girl, in the blockbuster WICKED and in her Tonynominated role as Maureen in the revolutionary RENT. This season, Menzel reprised her role on “Glee,” FOX’s smash hit television series, as Shelby Corcoran, Rachel’s biological mother. A skillful songwriter, Menzel also performs and records her own music. With three albums to her credit, she toured nationally last year, playing to sold-out houses to promote her most recent effort, “I Stand,” which was produced by Glen Ballard and released by Warner Bros. Records.

On Broadway, in addition to WICKED and RENT, Menzel appeared as Sheila in the Encores! production of HAIR and starred as Amneris in Broadway's AIDA. In London, she premiered the Broadway hit WICKED in the West End and received the Theatregoers Choice Award for Best Actress in a Musical. She also starred in Michael John LaChiusa's musical SEE WHAT I WANNA SEE directed by Ted Sperling at The Public Theater. Other Off-Broadway credits include the pre-Broadway, production of RENT and THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES.

Menzel’s film credits include Disney’s romantic fable, Enchanted where she appeared opposite Susan Sarandon, Patrick Dempsey and Amy Adams; Rent, in which she reprised her role as Maureen; and a costarring role in Robert Towne’s Ask the Dust, opposite Salma Hayek and Colin Farrell.

Philanthropy is also important to Menzel who created the A BroaderWay Foundation in 2010 with her husband Taye Diggs. This organization is dedicated to offering girls from underserved communities an outlet for self-expression and creativity through arts-centered programs. The emphasis is on building self-esteem, developing leadership qualities and striving for personal and social achievement.

This year, Menzel will embark on her latest headlining tour across North America, which boasts a new repertoire of classic pop and musical theater favorites, as well as the songs audiences world-wide know her best for.

For a full list of tour cities, visit www.idinamenzel.com, and for more information on A BroaderWay, visit www.abroaderway.com.