Idina Menzel shines in ‘If/Then’ at Orpheum Theater

When Idina Menzel first appeared onstage, her presence abruptly bringing the swelling overture to a stark silence, there was perhaps no greater applause during the nearly three-hour performance of “If/Then” than when she delivered the show’s opening line: “Hey, it’s me.” And that immediate enthusiasm is completely warranted, because a
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‘Wicked’ defies gravity in San Jose

Even before the curtain rose, the 2014-15 national tour production of “Wicked” promised to uphold the hit musical’s reputation for a dazzling theatrical experience during its engagement at the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts. The stage curtain itself is an elaborate map of Oz centered around the Emerald
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