Acclaimed actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth will grace the stage with Mansfield ISD students in a community concert on Saturday, Nov. 2.
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The performance in Mansfield will be the debut of Chenoweth's "For the Girls" concert, which she will be performing on Broadway later in November. The concert begins at 8 p.m. at the MISD Center for the Performing Arts. Doors will open at 7 p.m.
MISD high school musical theatre students will be featured in the concert as the opening act and perform with Chenoweth on stage. The students will have the opportunity for a private coaching with Chenoweth prior to the rehearsal and live performance.
Proceeds from the event will go toward the MISD Center Arts Program, which brings in art performances and cultural events to MISD students and the community.
“The goal of the Center Arts Program is to expose our students to the fine arts in a unique way,” said Flo Torres, director of the MISD Center for the Performing Arts. “We want to create lasting experiences with our students that they would not be able to have otherwise.”
Chenoweth’s career spans film, television, voiceover and stage. She has performed to sold-out audiences across the world, including performances at Carnegie Hall and Royal Albert Hall.
In 2015, she received a coveted star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2009, she received an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in “Pushing Daisies.” In 1999, she won a Tony Award for “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown,” and she was also nominated for her original role of Glinda the Good Witch in “Wicked” in 2004.
She has appeared in various TV shows and movies. In 2009, she wrote an upliftingly candid, comedic chronicle of her life so far, “A Little Bit Wicked,” which debuted on the New York Times Hardcover Non-Fiction Best Seller List. Her next album “For the Girls” is set for release on Sept. 27.
This marks the fourth year MISD has hosted an elite, award-winning entertainer to perform with Mansfield ISD students on stage.
For more information about the Kristin Chenoweth concert, visit center.mansfieldisd.org or call 817-299-1230.