2018 DSO Gala Concert & After-Party
September 15 | 2018
Kristin Chenoweth VOCALIST
Mary-Mitchell Campbell CONDUCTS
Tony® Award-winner, star of stage and screen and classically trained soprano Kristin Chenoweth joins the Dallas Symphony Orchestra for an evening of her favorite Broadway show tunes, love songs and classical repertoire.
“She’s like a singing ray of sunshine.” The New York Times
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- Kristin Chenoweth Talks ‘Real Housewives,’ Queso and Shopping Before Dallas Symphony Show
by Nancy Churnin, Dallas News- Theater Critic
She's a Broadway and TV star now, but Kristin Chenoweth will never forget those big days, one a year, when her mother would take her from their home in Broken Arrow, Okla., to Dallas to shop for something special to add to her wardrobe for school.
Dallas is still special that way to the the busy, versatile Emmy- and Tony Award-winning actress, who is famous for originating Glinda in Wicked on Broadway. So when she comes to sing at the Dallas Symphony Orchestra's gala on Sept. 15 at Meyerson Symphony Hall, you know she's got plans.
"I will be shopping," she promises on the phone from Los Angeles, where she was promoting her role as a guest star on Trial & Error on NBC. "I will be eating Mexican food," she adds, noting that queso is a must. "And I'll probably be going to church."
We caught up with Chenoweth for a Q and A on the phone.
When did you know that you were going to be a singer?
I started to sing in church. When I sang, the audience leapt to their feet. When I saw that and the impact of people who were touched, I went, "Wow, this is what God gave me to do with my life." Lord knows I can't balance my checkbook, and I'm a terrible driver. I've made sacrifices — I miss funerals, weddings, holidays when I work — but I don't think I'd have it any other way.
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