Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Have you heard of Idina Menzel yet? If not, trust me...you will! Idina will melt your heart...
First, she played Maureen in the off-Broadway and film version of Rent. Then, she was the amazing green girl, "Elphaba", in her Tony award winning performance in Wicked. Now, she is lighting up the music scene with a fabulous CD, "I Stand", of her original songs! Talk about a TRIPLE THREAT!
I had an amazing opportunity to see Idina on tour this week at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center in Tampa, Florida. She brought such an energy of excitement and intimacy to the stage! She was comfortable and elegant...funny and real. She shared about her "wedding singer" roots beginning at age 15 - it was hysterical to see her create the persona of a big-haired, sequined gowned teen adrift in the loung-lizard sea of NY! I can't encourage you enough to catch her when ever possible - and certainly invest in the new CD! See my contest below...
Songs to pay particular attention to include my favorites "Better to Have Loved", "I Stand", and "Defying Gravity". She's such a warm and lovely person on stage - her stage presence and connection with the audience was amazing! She reaches into her soul and captures the essence of love, loss, and adventure....and takes a stand for individuality...WOW!
“Brave” video link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjzlt0tdS0A
Idina Widget: http://www.clearspring.com/widgets/48583b018da8aa42
WIN A COPY OF "I STAND" CD AND ONE IDINA MENZEL TOTE ($29.99 VALUE)
Post a comment on my blog about how you TAKE A STAND to enter. One entry per person. Be sure to include contact email information. I will select one winner from a random drawing of all eligible posts at midnight on Sunday, August 2, 2008. Winner will be notified promptly. The contest sponsor is One2One Network and they will mail the prize package to the winner.