Kristin Chenoweth to perform at TPAC’s Fest de Ville Gala

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Emmy and Tony Award winner Kristin Chenoweth will perform at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s annual “Fest de Ville Gala” Saturday, Oct. 29.

Originating the role of Glinda the Good Witch in the Broadway blockbuster Wicked, Chenoweth received an Emmy Award for her work in the series Pushing Daisies, also appearing on television in Glee and The West Wing. 

This fall Chenoweth will star in the new television show, Good Christian Belles.  She received a Tony Award for her role as Sally in You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown. In addition to a long list of other impressive credits in theatre, film and television, she has produced four albums, including Some Lessons Learned, to be released on September 13, and appeared in concert nationwide.

 The 2011 Fest de Ville Gala will be held in the Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s War Memorial Auditorium.  This year’s benefit begins at 6:30 p.m. with cocktails and a silent auction, followed by dinner, award presentation, and entertainment through 9 p.m.

Tickets to the gala are $450 per person ($370 is tax deductible). For an invitation to Fest de Ville Gala, or information on sponsorships and corporate tables, call 615-687-4300.

Proceeds from this event benefit the educational and cultural programming of the Tennessee Performing Arts Center.

Over three decades, the Tennessee Performing Arts Center has welcomed more than 11 million audience members and served more than 1.5 million students and educators since 1983 with performances at TPAC, resources for teachers, classroom residencies, and enrichment programs for adults.  Founded in 1980, TPAC serves several hundred thousand audience members each year with the annual series of HCA/TriStar Broadway at TPAC, a variety of special engagements, and the productions of the three resident artistic companies—Nashville Ballet, Nashville Opera, and Tennessee Repertory Theatre. For more information, visit www.tpac.org.