Billed as a “powerhouse duo for the ages,” Oklahoma natives Sandi Patty and Kristin Chenoweth take the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center stage at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20 in a presentation of yuletide carols and classics.
“It is astounding that these two have never been in concert together, and that these two Oklahoma natives and award-winning artists will be side by side here in Kristin’s hometown of Broken Arrow,” says Kim Vento, the center’s executive director.
ArtsOK: Regional Arts Alliance of Broken Arrow presents the show, entitled Kristin Chenoweth and Sandi Patty Christmas. Foundation president Mark Frie had the inspiration to approach Patty, the famous soprano known worldwide as “the Voice,” and Chenoweth, the movie and Broadway star, to see if they would perform together, Vento says.
“For Kristin, Sandy was an icon and inspiration for her when she was growing up, so she is very excited and honored to perform with her,” Vento says.
In 2012, Chenoweth joined with the Broken Arrow PAC Foundation to create the Kristin Chenoweth Theatre and the Kristin Chenoweth Arts and Entertainment Fund. This alliance was born in both celebration and recognition of Chenoweth’s vision to elevate the arts in young lives via immersion in the performing arts, arts boot camps, workshops, educational outreach, master classes, visiting artists and other services and arts opportunities.
The Broken Arrow PAC, on the south end of the Rose District, is an easy walk from many nearby restaurants.