Spotlight: Menzel will perform at The Fox in May
Mar 20, 2011
Author: Jim Kershner
Idina Menzel – well known to “Glee,” “Rent” and “Wicked” fans – will join the Spokane Symphony for a concert at the Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox on May 15, 7:30 p.m.
Menzel made her name in 1996 as the originator of the role of Maureen in “Rent.” Then she originated the role of Elphaba in “Wicked” on Broadway in 2003 and in London in 2006.
Her career has been on a roll in the last year because of her recurring appearances in the first season of the hit TV series “Glee,” as rival glee club coach Shelby Corcoran.
The Associated Press reported that when Menzel played a sold-out date with the New York Philharmonic, she performed Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face” (one of her “Glee” songs).
Tickets will go on sale Thursday at 10 a.m. through TicketsWest outlets (800-325-SEAT, www.ticketswest.com)