Saturday, June 30, 2012


On Thursday night, my friend Katie and I went to see Kristin Chenoweth's concert at TPAC. Evan and I bought these tickets a while back but then when the show was rescheduled, we found out he wouldn't be able to go. So Katie and I went had a great time.

Read a review of the show here. She was so entertaining and SO GOOD. We heard plenty of show tunes ("Popular" and "For Good" from Wicked, "Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again" from Phantom, "Bring Him Home" from Les Mis, etc.) as well as some amazing covers such as the disco classic "Enough Is Enough", Sandy Patti's "Upon This Rock" and "I"m Tired" from Blazing Saddles. She also did two songs from Glee, my two favorite of her Glee songs actually: "Maybe This Time" (okay fine it's from Cabaret) and the "One Less Bell to Answer/A House Is Not A Home" medley. Note: I have actually heard her sing "A House is Not a Home" before, the one time I saw her perform prior to Thursday. That song was added especially for her to Braodway revival of Promises, Promises that my sister and I saw in 2010.

My favorite parts of the show were "Hard Times Come Again No More", which Stephen Foster wrote in 1854 but as KC pointed out, is still incredibly timely. She sang it with such conviction. Her encore performance was just her and her guitar player, singing "I Will Always Love you." It was a wonderful alternative way to hear her voice, which is normally orchestra backed.

But don't get me wrong - EVERY SONG was great. The notes she hit, the way she acted the songs instead of just singing them. I had permanent chill bumps from sheer awe of her talent. I feel bad posting this, because no recording was allowed, including photography but ESPECIALLY video, but I didn't take it. Thanks, You Tube. Here's some of "Bring Him Home" from L.A. in May:

She was also very funny. Lots of one-liners, several several references to GCB, which had NO business being canceled, and she even had some puppets from Avenue Q show up to taunt her about beating Wicked for the Tony Award in 2004.

Afterward, Katie and I waited with about 200 other people at the stage door. I was hoping for a picture with her, but at the very least wanted to get her to sign her book. I even brought a pink sharpie for the occasion. Well, she skipped the stage door altogether to catch a flight so that didn't happen. But, she loves Nashville so much and now that I know all her favorite places (she was drinking from a SATCO cup on stage and said it was her favorite queso!) I will have to watch for her more!

In short (pun intended), it was an unforgettable night!


  1. I'm sorry that Evan couldn't go but I'm so glad that it worked out for me to come with you. I had so much fun! I hope that we get together soon for another fun night. (PERFECT explanation on how amazing she was!)


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