December 3, 2011 at 8 p.m.

Tickets Starting at $50

John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall

Miami, FL September 29, 2011- Tony Award-winning actress, singer, and songwriter Idina Menzel, star of Broadway’s Wicked and the original stage production of Rent, will open the 2011-12 Knight Masterworks Season Pops Series at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County on December 3, 2011 at 8 p.m. in the John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall.


Tickets start at $50 and may be purchased through the Adrienne Arsht Center Box Office by calling (305) 949-6722, or online at


“Idina Menzel is a true star who will absolutely thrill Miami audiences in her Arsht Center debut,” said M. John Richard, President and CEO of the Adrienne Arsht Center.  “This music-filled evening opens the 2011-12 Pops Series in the Knight Concert Hall and is a must-see!”

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 Award-nominated role as Maureen in the revolutionary Rent. Beginning this September, MENZEL reprises her role on “Glee,” FOX’s smash hit television series, as Shelby Corcoran, Rachel’s biological mother and the coach of rival glee club Vocal Adrenaline.

Constantly amazing audiences with her captivating performances, MENZEL has a diverse career on the stage, in film, television, and in music. Performing a diverse repertoire of classic pop and musical theater favorites including hits from Wicked and Rent, as well as songs from her album “I Stand,” MENZEL demonstrates why she is one of the great performers of our time. “I Stand” (2010) is a powerful collection of pop tunes and heartfelt ballads produced by legendary Grammy Award-winning producer Glen Ballard.

In 2006, MENZEL premiered Wicked in London’s West End to rave reviews and received a Theatergoers Choice Award for Best Actress in a Musical. MENZEL’s talents also garnered a Drama Desk Award nomination, as well as a Drama League Award nomination for her role in See What I Wanna See directed by Ted Sperling at The Public Theater. MENZEL also recently appeared in ABC’s television series “Private Practice.”

MENZEL’s film credits include Disney’s romantic fable, Enchanted (2007) where she appeared opposite Susan Sarandon, Patrick Dempsey and Amy Adams; Rent (2005), in which she reprised her role as Maureen; and a co-starring role in Robert Towne’s Ask the Dust (2006), opposite Selma Hayek and Colin Farrell.



John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall

Adrienne Arsht Center

1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33132


Tickets: Starting at $50

For reservations, visit or call the box office at (305) 949-6722.



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