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Idina Menzel to Perform at White House Easter Egg Roll

Bear Grylls, Cast of "Black-ish", Shonda Rimes Also to Appear

Idina Menzel, the Tony-winning actress who sang the mega-hit "Let it Go" from "Frozen," will be the special guest at the last White House Easter Egg Roll of the Obama administration.

Menzel will sing the National Anthem and will perform on the "Rock ‘n’ Egg Roll Stage."

The White House revealed Friday the full programme, activities, and talent line-up for Monday's Easter Egg Roll. The event will feature live music, sports courts, cooking demonstrations, storytelling, and of course, the traditional egg roll.

Readers on the Storytime Stage include Bear Grylls, the cast of "Black-ish," Robin Roberts, Shaquille O'Neal and Shonda Rhimes.

Celebrity chefs José Andrés, Spike Mendelsohn, Ted Allen and Kwame Onwuachi — last seen as a contender on "Top Chef" — will be featured at the "Play With Your Food" station.

Attendees can get active with a long list of athletes in the "Eggtivity Zone" and on the White House basketball and tennis courts.

Radio DJ Tommy McFly will serve as emcee.

The event is held annually on the Monday after Easter on the South Lawn of the White House. It's open for children ages 13 and younger, and their families.

Tickets were distributed via an online ticket lottery. More than 35,000 people are expected to attend in staggered shifts.

"Let's Celebrate" is the theme of the event, which will incorporate aspects of First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! health initiative. This year's egg roll will also include the first-ever White House Fun Run.

The National Park Foundation will be producing and selling five souvenir eggs designed by graphic designer and blogger Joy Cho. The collection features four colored eggs with stamped signatures of the President and first lady on the back and one gold "Bo and Sunny" egg with the stamped paw prints of the dogs on the back.

Each child who attends the roll will receive a souvenir egg. Collectors can also opt to order the full commemorative egg collection, available online here.

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