NO REST FOR THE WICKED

BROAD­WAY BABY ID­INA MEN­ZEL LETS GO ON HER LAT­EST WORLD TOUR.

Philadelphia Style - - Contents - BY SARAH SOWDEN

Broad­way baby Id­ina Men­zel lets go on her lat­est world tour.

Be­fore Id­ina Men­zel ever cast a melodic spell on kids around the world with her soar­ing, in­fin­itely singable bal­lad/ an­them “Let It Go” from Dis­ney’s Frozen, she was hyp­no­tiz­ing au­di­ences with turns in Broad­way block­busters like Rent and Wicked (in the star-mak­ing, Tony-win­ning role of El­phaba). In be­tween, Men­zel has re­leased five stu­dio al­bums over the course of her 20-year career. The lat­est, id­ina, is out just in time for her world tour. “I think Men­zel did a re­ally good job not bundling her­self into one mu­sic genre [on this al­bum] be­cause you can hear pop in­flu­ences but she still gives that clas­sic sound she is known for,” says DJ Re­bekah Maroun, bet­ter known as Bex from To­day’s 96.5 ra­dio station. “Her voice has so much power and depth be­hind it—and you’re go­ing to see a lot of cool out­fits on this tour, too.” Men­zel’s re­cent set lists have been eclec­tic mashups of her own orig­i­nal mu­sic, the big­gest Broad­way hits, and even cover songs of Aretha Franklin and the Beatles. Spoiler alert: You will get to sing “Let It Go” at the top of your lungs with thou­sands of other Frozen fans. July 16, 8 PM, BB&T Pav­il­ion, 1 Har­bour Blvd., Cam­den, NJ, 856-3651300; live­na­tion.com

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