At 12, I loved Donny Osmond.  What I wouldn’t have done to be able to go to the Donny and Marie Show!

My 12 yr old loves Wicked…and Idina Menzel.

She started singing the Wicked songs when she was 3 (note to self:  find that video!). And she’s singing The Wizard and I for her voice recital.

So, when I heard that Idina (aka Elphaba) was playing at Carnegie Hall I just had to take her.

There we were, at the start of the concert, listening to the orchestra play “Somewhere over the Rainbow” and transition into “The Wizard and I”.  Hope looked at me, gasped and then watched, with her eyes wide, as Idina sang in her beautiful pink gown and comfy, bare feet.

I cried. Big tears.

It was one of those moments that I knew changed her. She was inspired, excited and thrilled.

And then the kicker, in an effort to try to cement (or at least, lean towards) the Super Mom status, after the show we got to go THERE..yes, backstage


My daughter was star struck and Idina was super sweet with her.  We found out that her son loves Super Why!  Hope thought that was pretty cool, too.
Idina Menzel - Angela Santomero As a Mom, I live to make my girls’ dreams come true.  Best feeling in the world.
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