Idina Menzel & Cara Mentzel

September 15 @ 7 PM

Tivoli Theatre
5021 Highland Avenue, Downers Grove, IL

UPDATE: Idina and Cara will now have a signing/photo line where attendees can meet them and take photos!

Join Anderson’s Bookshop for an in-person event with voice of Elsa in Disney’s FROZEN and Tony Award-winning star of WICKED Idina Menzel and her sister, author, Cara Mentzel, to celebrate the release of Proud Mouse, on Friday, September 15th, at 7pm in the Tivoli Theatre. They will have a conversation, followed by an audience Q&A, a sing-along, plus a signing & photo line! Books will be pre-signed.

This event will be held in the Tivoli Theatre, and pre-registration is required as space is limited.




More About Proud Mouse (Loud Mouse)

Frozen's Elsa and Tony Award-winner Idina Menzel, along with acclaimed writer and teacher Cara Mentzel, present a lyrical picture book about a proud sister learning to find her own way.

Cara Lee is a proud mouse. She is proud of her big sister Dee. She is proud of her specially decorated journal. And now she's proud to become what she's always wanted to be: a student. But her first day of school is different than she imagined. Everyone keeps comparing her to Dee. But who is Cara Lee? When you have a big sister with such a LOUD talent, how can you find room to shine in your own way?

Complete with gorgeous illustrations and filled with humor and heart, Proud Mouse is a clever tale about celebrating the things that make you YOU and having the confidence to stand loud and proud.

Read Dee's story in LOUD MOUSE: How a little mouse found her big voice.


About the Authors

Cara Mentzel's debut memoir, Voice Lessons: A Sisters Story, about her relationship with her superstar sister, Idina Menzel (yes, they spell their last names differently), was a Good Reads Choice Award nominee in 2017. Cara lives in Boulder, Colorado, where she and her husband raised their Brady Bunch of boys against the beauty of the Rocky Mountains. She has a master's degree in elementary education with an emphasis on children's literacy, and though she currently spends most of her time writing, she enjoyed teaching elementary school for well over a decade and can occasionally be found back in the classroom talking about books she loves.

Idina Menzel is a powerhouse: actor, singer-songwriter, philanthropist, entrepreneur, and now writer. She was Tony-nominated for her Broadway performances in Rent and If/Then, winning the prize for Wicked's green girl. People around the world know her as Elsa in Disney's Oscar-winning Frozen and Frozen 2. She has performed at the Oscars and the Super Bowl, and is the cofounder of A Broader Way Foundation, whose mission is leadership development to amplify young women's voices through the arts. Loud Mouse is Idina's latest endeavor to build on the message of empowerment and finding our voices. Idina's greatest gift is her son, Walker.