Kristin Chenoweth: America’s Sweetheart Comes to the Capital
By Colt McGraw
Oklahoma born shining star, Kristin Chenoweth burst onto the scene nearly two decades ago. “People know me for my unique voice and for being very petite” says Kristin. There’s much to her than than meets the eye though, her Tony and Emmy award winning roles have made her a favorite among viewers and critics alike. “I want to make my mark on the world and not just as an entertainer.”
Kristin delivers a presence that is warm and refreshing at the same time. She also reflects a purity and wholesomeness that's perfectly complimented by her stunning beauty. Her achievements taunt all of our dreams to come true.
This small town girl with the “unique” voice earned a Master’s Degree in Opera Performance from Oklahoma State University. She then planned to attend Philadelphia’s Academy of Vocal Arts after receiving a full scholarship but her plans would change. While helping a friend make a move to New York, Kristin spontaneously decided to attend an audition. As fate would have it, Kristin was offered the part. She accepted the role of Arabella Rittenhouse in the musical production of "Animal Crackers" and a star was born.
Kristin has sense danced effortlessly from one project to another. On Broadway she has starred in “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” (for which she won her Tony), “Promises, Promises” and the smash hit “Wicked” as Glinda, the Good Witch. Kristin’s silver screen hits include "Bewitched," "Four Christmases" and "Deck the Halls." She is also no stranger to television. Kristin has developed characters in programs such as "The West Wing," "Glee" and won the Emmy for her performance in "Pushing Daisies." Kristin has also become an ideal award show host over the years. “I’ll be hosting the American Country Awards with Trace Adkins on December 10th” she adds.
In 2011, Kristin released her fourth studio album, “Some Lessons Learned”. This Pop and Country album embodies the 4 feet and 11 inches of heart that we know as Kristin Chenoweth. American icon Dolly Parton and famed songwriter Diane Warren both contributed songs to this work of heart. Kristin also rolled up her sleeves to co-write a couple of the tracks including the up tempo, feel good tune, “What Would Dolly Do.” She proudly admits, “I’m very eclectic”.
At that refined age of 44 Kristin’s career proves to be hotter than ever. She is currently scheduled to appear in ABC’s "The Good Wife" and continues to celebrate her music with a string of California concert dates. Kristin’s engagements consist of music from her widely celebrated career. “I pick all of my songs. I’ll do Kander and Ebb, Burt Bacharach, pop, country and even disco” says Kristin. “We’re also going to be working with some local musicians” she adds. Fans can plan on hearing songs from her Broadway hits, "Glee" appearances and of course music from her studio albums. It will take only one night to understand Kristin’s crossover appeal. She simply explains it by stating, “I’m just singing my truth.”
This mid-week extravaganza will buzz through the streets of Sacramento. “This will be my first time in Sacramento and I’ve heard that it’s beautiful, I’m so excited! I’ve also heard great things about the theater.” says Kristin. “People will leave the concert knowing exactly who I am.”
Will you be one of them? Be sure to witness it firsthand. You may purchase tickets online at: tickets.com and for more information on Kristin Chenoweth visit her website at: officialkristinchenoweth.com
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Sacramento Community Center Theater
1301 L Street, Sacramento