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A Wicked Good Time

Kristen Chenoweth performs at BYU Spectacular! with the all-male BYU a cappella group Vocal Point.
Photo by Jaren Wilkey

Most college students can’t brag that they’ve shared the stage with a Tony Award–winning superstar, but that’s exactly how singers from Vocal Point (pictured here) and other BYU performing arts groups spent their Homecoming weekend in October. On a Marriott Center stage at BYU Spectacular!, they blended voices with Wicked soprano Kristin Chenoweth. The 4-foot-11 headliner delighted audiences with Broadway tunes in two sold-out shows that also featured Men’s Chorus, Young Ambassadors, Music Dance Theatre, Ballroom Dance Company, Contemporary Dance Theatre, and the philharmonic orchestra.

The chemistry between the students and Chenoweth energized the performance, and after the show Chenoweth spent time talking to and taking pictures with the students. She tweeted, “Feeling grateful for today. @BYU you guys are killing it in the arts. Everyone was amazing!! Love you!” Chenoweth followed up her tweet with a large donation to provide BYU music students with scholarships.