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Idina Menzel, i.e., Adele Dazeem, bringing 'If/Then' to Southern California

Idina Menzel, i.e., Adele Dazeem, bringing 'If/Then' to Southern California
Idina Menzel will appear at the Pantages in December in the national tour of her Broadway musical, "If/Then." (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)

Idina Menzel will reprise her role in the Broadway musical "If/Then" when the national tour kicks off later this year, with the Tony Award-winning actress set to come to the Pantages in Hollywood when the show arrives in December.

Menzel will appear in just a handful of stops on the tour, including the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, where the tour will play for about a week in January, as well as in San Diego.

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She is scheduled to kick off the tour in Denver starting Oct. 13 at the Buell Theatre.

"If/Then," which features songs by Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt, opened on Broadway in 2014 and ran for nearly a year at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. The musical received mixed reviews, but Menzel was singled out for praise for her performance as a woman who explores alternate destinies.

The show is scheduled to run at the Pantages from Dec. 8 to Jan. 3. It will run at the Segerstrom from Jan. 19 to 24.

Menzel provided the voice of Elsa in the hit Disney animated movie "Frozen." But perhaps her biggest claim to fame occurred when John Travolta mangled her name as "Adele Dazeem" while introducing her at the Academy Awards ceremony last year. The actress performed the song "Let It Go" from "Frozen" at the ceremony.

At this year's Oscars, Menzel returned the favor by introducing Travolta as "Glom Gazingo."

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