The Topeka Performing Arts Center is proud to announce that CoreFirst Bank and Trust will present "The Kready Holiday Spectacular" this December 23rd on stage in the Georgia Neese Gray Performance Hall, with shows at 1:30 and 7:00 PM. Following the success of last year, TPAC is thrilled to bring back Topeka native and Broadway star, Jeff Kready, with his wife, Broadway star Nikki Renée Daniels, and special appearances by their daughters Lena (10) and Louise (6), in a holiday concert for all ages. Accompanied by musicians from the Topeka Symphony Orchestra, Jeff and Nikki will sing a wide range of holiday favorites from the classic to the contemporary. Also on stage will be Maria Cuevas of the band, “Maria the Mexican," and singers from El Shaddai Ministries Community Church of Topeka. Other musicians on the program include The Shawnee Choral Society under the direction of Nicolas Carr, along with invited singers from Topeka area high schools, as well as the Kansas Youth Chorale under the direction of Kay Siebert. In addition, the concert will bring the debut performance of a new song entitled, “Topeka!” written by Tony Award nominated composer, Steven Lutvak.
“I wanted to create something unique in northeast Kansas,” Kready said, “but I never dreamed our show could become an annual event! I can’t wait to build on what we did last year by bringing more musicians and a bigger Spectacular to TPAC this December.”
“I love joining forces with this community to put on a show the whole family will love. Topeka has embraced me like it's my own hometown, and it's been thrilling to see the diverse talent the area has to offer,” Daniels said.