A Christmas Carol is Back

Since 2002, we see the Kansas City Repertory Theatre production of A Christmas Carol at Helen F. Spencer Theatre on the UMKC campus. 

If you are even the tiniest bit of a Scrooge about Christmas (you know who you are!) or if you just aren’t feeling the spirit, THIS show will knock it right into you.

Last year, the Rep chose a different route, and for one year only, did A Christmas Story – you know, the movie with Ralphie, the Old man, and the Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action Two-Hundred-Shot Range Model Air Rifle.   It was really good, but not the same.  However, should it come to a town near you, it’s a watcher.

Happily, this year, like an old friend you love to see, A Christmas Carol returns.  I’ve head rumors that there were some changes in store, but can honestly tell you, one doesn’t go back to the same play year after year to see something different.  And I think the very smart and talented folks at the Rep know that, too. 

After the play, we will join the crowds and head to the Country Club Plaza for some dinner, walking and Christmas light enjoying!

IF –and notice, that’s a BIG IF—I can get some decent photos of the family, I’ll post them, but here’s some photos from our first year.

Side note: I got in trouble for taking this first picture.  NO PICTURES INSIDE THE THEATRE!

At the Rep - Tanner with the program

At home - the kid

On the plaza


  1. How my little ones have grown, they are to big for my lap anymore, makes me happy and sad.

    I see the ornament from our first Christmas on the mantel in this picture.

    Just seeing the Plaza lights puts you in the Christmas mood.


  2. Many years ago as friend surprised me with tickets to "A Christmas Carol" playing in Lousiville KY! It was wonderful! I hope you enjoyed the evening!
    Dee Dee

  3. That sounds like a wonderful way to spend the evening! I hope you have a great time!!

  4. What cute kids and I love how you've dressed them! So nice to see instead of baggy pants and tee shirts with crap all over them! Melissa dear, I hope you have a wonderful holiday, full of joy, love and warmth. All the best to you for a peaceful and prosperous New Year! xo