Brady lending his voice to spread holiday cheer

By WEEK Producer

December 5, 2012 Updated Dec 6, 2012 at 10:44 AM CDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- A local legislator is taking a break from politics and lending his voice to spread holiday cheer.

State Representative Dan Brady is starring in the Pantagraph's Holiday Spectacular.

Tuesday night, the cast and crew gathered for a dress rehearsal.

While it may be surprising for some to see the republican in the limelight, Brady says his performance has become a holiday tradition.

"I think it's nice that it gives a little reprieve from the pressure of the political side of things," said Brady. "And people knowing you from one angle and that respect and saying 'hey, he has a different façade he can put on once in a while, and then he can also actually be himself and do a little theatre.'"

Opening night of the Holiday Spectacular is Friday at 7:30 p.m., with additional shows on Saturday and Sunday.

For show times and ticket prices visit

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