Kristin Chenoweth to appear at Sun Valley gala

Posted at 12:14 PM, Feb 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-01 14:14:08-05

Emmy and Tony award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth is scheduled to appear at the Sun Valley Summer Symphony Gala benefit on August 7th.

Tickets go on sale March 17th.

Gala prices range from $75 to $1,000. The $250, $500 and $1,000 tickets include a pre-concert cocktail reception --  and the $1,000 sponsor tickets also include a post-concert dinner with an opportunity to meet Chenoweth.

Lawn tickets will be available at a cost of $75 each, and the ”big screen” video will broadcast the performance, organizers said.

“Chenoweth is an amazingly talented and entertaining performer,” Sun Valley Summer Symphony Interim Executive Director David Hyslop said. “We want to give more people the opportunity to hear her. We also have a large lawn audience at our regular concerts. This is an opportunity for them to show their support for the Symphony and be a part of the benefit.”

Chenoweth has appeared in the television series “The West Wing,” “Glee” and ”Pushing Daisies,” for which she received an Emmy. She is probably best remembered by Broadway lovers for her origination of the role of Glinda, the Good Witch, in “Wicked” and her Tony-winning performance in “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.”

She co-starred last year in the Universal film “The Boy Next Door” with Jennifer Lopez and was seen in the Disney Channel’s original movie “Descendants,” where she played the classic Sleeping Beauty villain, Maleficent. “Descendants” was the No. 5 cable television movie in history with 12.2 million viewers and its soundtrack hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.

Chenoweth’s autobiography, “A Little Bit Wicked,” made The New York Times hardcover non-fiction best seller list.

Gala tickets may be purchased online at or by calling (208) 622-5607. The $1,000 sponsor tickets are only available by phone. Lawn tickets are only available online.

The Sun Valley Summer Symphony, presenting concerts July 24 through Aug. 18, is the largest admission-free, privately funded symphony in America. The concert season begins with the In Focus Series, which will explore the evolution of the chamber orchestra.

All performances are free with the exception of the Gala. Concertgoers may sit inside the Sun Valley Pavilion or outside on the lawn.