Five Things To Do In Edinburgh: Tuesday 16 October

Your pick of the city’s nights out

• MUSIC: Idina Menzel. Broadway superstar Idina Menzel was turned away from her own rehearsal at the Apollo last week when staff failed to recognise her as she showed up for a week-long residency. The 41-year-old, who won a Tony Award for her performance in Stephen Schwartz’s spellbinding hit Wicked, was an original cast member of the rock musical Rent, and has made many film and television appearances over the years, most recently in Glee.

Staff at the Usher Hall would do well to allow her into the venue tomorrow as she arrives to perform the musical theatre songs that made her famous and new material from her solo work, backed by a 25-piece orchestra.

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“I’m always changing it up because I’m perpetually touring so I want to keep things fresh,” says the New Yorker of her show’s setlist.. Usher Hall, Lothian Road, 7.30pm, £25–£60, 0131-228 1155

• COMEDY: Jo Caulfield’s Comedy Collective. Jo Caulfield presents an evening where Edinburgh’s finest comedians experiment with the medium of stand-up. Expect stand-up, sketches, character comedy....even a game show. Plus another live recording of “The Good, The Bad & The Ugly” - the critically acclaimed comedy podcast. The Stand, York Place, 8.30pm, £5 (£4), 0131-558 7272

• THEATRE: The Rise & Fall of Little Voice. A sparkling night of comedy, divas and romance. Written and directed by Jim Cartwright, this Olivier winning show is one you won’t want to miss. Starring Coronation Street’s Beverley Callard and Joe McGann. King’s Theatre, Leven Street, 2.30pm, 7.30pm, £11.50–£29.50 (£8.50–£26.50), 0131-529 6000

• MUSICAL: The Phantom of the Opera. Cameron Mackintosh presents a spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera. The Edinburgh Playhouse, Greenside Place, 7.30pm, £19.50–£56, 0844-871 3014

• MUSIC: Glamour & The Baybes Mix of rock, jazz, blues and funk. The Jazz Bar, Chambers Street, 11pm, £2 (£1), 0131-220 4298