An Evening with Kristin Chenoweth at KCA
Last night I had the opportunity to attend an Evening with Kristin Chenoweth at the Kentucky Center for the Arts! Although it was only a one night special event concert, it was a night to remember for a lifetime.
I have always loved to watch Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth perform. From the Broadway stage as Glinda in Wicked, to her stint on Glee with FOX, I just can't get enough of her.
Kristin is only 4'11", as she reminds us in a sweet little song she learned as a girl in church, but she commands full attention for nearly two hours during her moving concert. Standing in the spotlight with a microphone and a stool, flanked by her pianist conductor and a small orchestra, she is every bit of a true performer.
She spent two hours giving us both comedic renditions of songs from A Chorus Line and Blazing Saddles and move me to tears numbers such as The Prayer from Les Mis and Somewhere over the Rainbow. Every single character Kristin portrayed was done so vividly. She pulls you in and mesmerizes you with her notes. It is so hard to believe that such a strong and powerful voice can come out of such a petite frame.
I loved hearing her reminisce about growing up in Oklahoma. She truly is just a small town girl. She followed her heart and now has the ability to show audiences how to follow theirs. I was so touched when she allowed a young 17 year old girl to come on stage to sing with her! What sort of celebrity is that thoughtful and gracious!
Kristin left me with words that hit home. At one point she said, God created tears to wipe away the hurt. I think we all go through periods of "hurt" when we just need to be lifted up. And, having a good cry can really help with that. Listening to her music, one can reach a place where hurt is wiped away.
The Kentucky Center offers many special concerts throughout the year and I highly recommend checking them out. For more information, visit http://www.kentuckycenter.org/
To read her entire biography, visit http://kristin-chenoweth.org/kristin/biography/