An Evening with Betsy Wolfe, featuring musical director Andrew Resnick on piano, begins at 7:30 PM. The singing actress will feature songs from the worlds of Broadway, opera, cabaret and more.
Wolfe, who played the role of Elsa in a workshop for the eagerly awaited stage version of Frozen, will include a song cut from the film musical in the concert. The actress told visaliatimesdelta.com, “I don’t want to give too much away, but I have been given special permission to sing the coolest song that was actually cut from [the] Frozen [film]. I’m beyond lucky to have Andrew Resnick, my musical director on board for this concert. He recently finished conducting The King and I on Broadway. I’m singing a handful of the songs I recently sang at my Carnegie Hall concert, so I’m excited to share some of those memories and I have a handful of other surprises up my sleeve.”
Wolfe also spoke about playing Elsa in the aforementioned Frozen workshop, saying, “It was an empowering and interesting first look at bringing Elsa to life onstage. Obviously, because this show is in the early stages, I am still exploring. You never want to come to any role however well known with too many preconceptions. As things progress organically, you really have to figure out who the character is through the rehearsal and developmental process. I grew up watching Disney movies, so I also know why Elsa specifically garners universal love. She’s uniquely different. She’s an outcast who struggles to find her place in the world. There’s a bit of her in all of us.”
Tickets for the concert, which will benefit the Visalia Education Foundation, are $45, $35 and $25. Click here for more information.
(Updated August 13, 2016)