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Wickedly talented Idina Menzel stars in TUTS 50th anniversary gala

Wickedly talented Idina Menzel stars in TUTS 50th anniversary gala

Idina Menzel
The star of stage and screen will headline TUTS' big bash.  Photo courtesy of TUTS

Some will remember her as the reason why “Let It Go” became America’s most repeated (and parents would add, maddening) children’s chorus of 2013. Others will remember how she graciously let go of John Travolta’s abject fail in pronouncing her name at the 2014 Oscars (“Adele Dazeem?” Seriously?).

But all who attend the Theatre Under The Stars’ 50th Anniversary Season Gala will no doubt recognize Idina Menzel as a wickedly talented star of stage, film, television, and music. Menzel will headline TUTS’ gala on Saturday, March 23 at The Post Oak Hotel.

The Tony award-winning performer is perhaps best known for her role as Elsa in Disney’s Oscar-winning Frozen — the highest-grossing animated film of all time. A skillful songwriter, Menzel’s prolific recording career includes myriad cast albums and the solo albums: Still I Can’t Be Still; Here, I Stand; and her latest album idina., as well as idina: live in October 2018.

Menzel reached superstardom on Broadway with her Tony Award-winning performance as Elphaba, the green girl in the blockbuster Wicked, and in her Tony-nominated role as Maureen in the Pulitzer Prize-winning Rent. She was most recently seen on Broadway in the original production If/Then, for which she earned her third Tony nomination.

The TUTS gala will be chaired by Steve and Leticia Trauber and Louis and Cheryl Raspino. This event honoring TUTS’ past board chairs and presidents will also feature silent and live fundraising auctions. Jeffrey F. Smith will be the evening’s auctioneer and Samica Knight, reporter and anchor at ABC13, will serve as the evening’s emcee.

Gala table sponsorships range from $15,000 to $100,000, and couples’ tickets are available for $3,000. Perks for top sponsors include tickets to an exclusive meet and greet with Menzel and premium tickets for her gala performance. 


The Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) 50th Anniversary Season Gala will take place Saturday, March 23 at 6:30 pm at The Post Oak Hotel. For more information and to secure event sponsorships, visit the gala site.