Redwood Opens at La Jolla Playhouse

Idina Menzel’s newest musical, Redwood, officialy opened at La Jolla Playhouse in La Jolla, CA on Sunday! Idina plays Jesse, a successful woman who seems to have it all, but inside, her heart is broken. Finding herself at a turning point, Jesse leaves everyone and everything behind, gets in her car and drives. Thousands of miles later, she hits the ancient forests of Northern California, where in the presence of the magnificent, towering redwoods, Jesse finds strange and powerful connections, an unexpected sense of community, and a chance at healing.

Per The San Diego Union-Tribune, Idina “gives a multi-hued, tour de force acting performance that is brittle, unfiltered, anxious, impulsive, heartbreaking and quite funny. Her famously robust voice delivers over and over in the intermissionless two-hour musical, where she never leaves the stage. But Menzel also imbues her songs with great delicacy, heart and emotion.”

BroadwayWorld says, “It must be an emotionally and physically exhausting character to play, but Menzel does it with ease and of course that unmistakable voice.”

Redwood is running through March 31 at the Potiker Theatre and also features De’Adre Aziza, Michael Park, Nkeki Ob-Melekwe, and Zachary Noah Piser. The show is sold out but tickets can become available daily, so keep checking back! You can also follow La Jolla Playhouse on Instagram as they post ticket releases in their stories.

I’ve also added some photos to the gallery:

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