A Christmas Carol at the KC Rep it seems to me that the theater truly becomes 1843 London and the cast are now the living embodiment of the characters they portray.
Merry Larry and the True Light of Christmas starts out in a mall that is slowly dying. Veggies just aren't coming to shop like they used to, so they decide to stage the most amazing Christmas display in an effort to outdo the competition. Merry Larry is a Christmas Elf who helps with the Santa display (although Santa never actually appears in the show). His job is to write down what the little kids want for Christmas. A small girl walks up to him and tells him about how she is raising money to help an older lady in her neighborhood. Before Merry Larry can learn all the details, she leaves with her mom, and he is left wondering why such a little girl would want to help another lady rather than ask for things for herself.
This year, Disney's Frozen is the star of the season and we were able to enjoy a showing on Opening Night at Standee's in Prairie Village. This was the first family-friendly film shown at Standees, one of the metro's newest theaters just now breaking into the family market.
Kansas City seems to serve up traditional Christmas cheer on every corner, but perhaps this year it’s time for your family to think outside of the gift-wrapped box and celebrate “the most wonderful time of the year” in a new way.
Christmas in KC is a magical time of year. Celebrate with traditional events including the Kansas City Repertory Theatre's production of A Christmas Carol, a visit with Santa at Crown Center and the KC Ballet's The Nutcracker as well as new events the entire family will love.