Review: Idina Menzel at the Apollo Theatre

Idina Menzel. Picture: Robin Wong The lights go down, the band starts playing, and then through the darkness a voice starts singing and shivers go up my spine.I’m sitting in the Apollo Theatre, where Broadway legend Idina Menzel is performing as part of a week long residency.She starts with Somewhere Over the Rainbow, singing the…

Album review: Idina Menzel’s Barefoot at the Symphony

Relaxed, fun, charming, stunning – all words that can be used to describe Idina Menzel on her latest album, Barefoot at the Symphony. The live album – recorded in Toronto during her symphony tour – features not just the songs Menzel sang, but also all the anecdotes she told during the show, which was also…

Concert review: Idina Menzel at The Royal Albert Hall

Is it that the grand surroundings of the Royal Albert Hall deserve nothing but the very best performers? Or is it that stunning music deserves surroundings as amazing as the Royal Albert Hall? Whichever way round it is, everyone got the best last night when Broadway and West End superstar Idina Menzel brought her symphony…