Its been an impressive ride for singer/actor -Idina Menzel she made her Broadway debut in 1996 as Maureen in the original production of Rent, which snagged her a Tony nomination. Seven years later, Menzel took home a Tony for her portrayal as Elphaba in the musical Wicked. And lately, fans have seen her in the television series Glee.
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Today Menzel makes her debut with the Houston Symphony. Expect to hear soaring renditions of Rents No Day But Today and Wickeds Defying Gravity, along with a few surprises (such as Willie Nelsons You Were Always on My Mind). And yes, shell chat up the audience with Glee gossip and Broadway backstage stories. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana. For information, call 713-224-7575 or visit www.houstonsymphony.org. $35 to $139.
Oct. 14-16, 2011