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STAGE TUBE: Kristin Chenoweth to Make Australian Stage Debut in 2013 Adelaide Cabaret Festival!

Set to cast a spell over Australia, Glinda the Good Witch of the North, Kristin Chenoweth, comes south for her Australian debut in June at the 2013 Adelaide Cabaret Festival. She made the announcement today - watch it below!

Presented by Arts Centre Melbourne in association with Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Kristin Chenoweth will take to the stage at Arts Centre Melbourne's Hamer Hall at 8pm Wednesday 12 June as part of a national tour to Adelaide, Sydney and Brisbane. Kristin Chenoweth will enchant audiences at this once-in-a-lifetime concert traversing pop, opera and the Broadway classics that have made her a star.

"I have never been to Australia and I am so looking forward to it," said Kristin Chenoweth. "I have heard about so many great places to visit while I am there and I am especially looking forward to meeting my fans! I am bringing my parents on this tour with me for their 50th wedding anniversary. They are so excited to see Australia and looking forward to the experience!"

Best known on-stage for creating the role of Glinda in the original Broadway production of Wicked (2003), which tells the untold story of the Witches of Oz, Kristin Chenoweth is one of Broadway's most celebrated stars. Most recently, Chenoweth starred opposite Sean Hayes from TV's Will & Grace in the Broadway revival of Promises, Promises (2010), a 1960s musical by Burt Bacharach and Hal David which features the hit songs I'll Never Fall in Love and I Say a Little Prayer.

On-screen, Kristin Chenoweth has appeared in many television and film roles, including The West Wing as Annabeth Schott and Pushing Daisies as Olive Snook. Putting her musical talents to good use, Chenoweth has guest judged on American Idol and guest starred on musical TV show Glee as April Rhodes. Last year, Chenoweth starred as the antagonist in GCB, a series based on the novel Good Christian Bitches by Kim Gatlin.

Over her extensive career Kristin Chenoweth has been invited to sing for President Obama, Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II and TV royalty Oprah Winfrey. Chenoweth has also garnered a multitude of awards, including Broadway's coveted Tony Award for her performance as Sally Brown in You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (1999), and an Emmy Award for her role in Pushing Daisies in 2009.

Kristin Chenoweth will perform with a live band led by musical director Mary-Mitchell Campbell and directed by Richard Jay-Alexander.

Arts Centre Melbourne presents in association with Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Kristin Chenoweth in Concert at Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall at 8pm Wednesday 12 June. National tour dates: Adelaide Saturday 8 - Sunday 9 June, Brisbane Friday 14 June, Sydney Wednesday 17 June. For more information, go to www.adelaidecabaretfestival.com.




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