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KCPBS Continues Support of Local Arts Partners with Virtual Adaptation of A Christmas Carol
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At a time when stages remain dark, keeping the spirit of the performing arts alive is an important mission for Kansas City PBS. Our team is working hard to share our broadcast stage with local arts organizations who have been greatly affected by the pandemic. It is for this very reason, that we are proud to present an abbreviated version of Kansas City Repertory Theatre’s newly adapted production of A Christmas Carol, ensuring the continuation of a 40-year holiday tradition in Kansas City. A Christmas Carol will air Dec. 17 at 7 p.m.

Staged in a new format as an intimate fireside rendition, this special collaboration blends the heart and soul of KCRep’s spirited holiday classic with an innovative digital experience. Join some of your favorite characters as they tell the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge and his encounters with ghosts of his past, present and the yet to come.

Thank you to our members, donors and community partners who, by supporting us, allow us to continue our mission of supporting and empowering the organizations and talented individuals who make up Kansas City’s performing arts community.

UPDATE: Due to circumstances beyond our control, we are unable to broadcast this production on the additional dates and times we had originally planned. Additional broadcasts have been replaced by other programming and updates are reflected below as well as in our schedule found at kansascitypbs.org/schedule. We apologize for any inconvenience this shift has caused.

The new schedule is as follows:

Channel 19.1

December 18
11:00 p.m.: Charley Pride: American Masters

December 20
11:30 a.m.: William Allen White: What's the Matter with Kansas
2:30 p.m.: Christmas with the Tabernacle Choir
10 p.m.: Charley Pride: American Masters

December 24
8 p.m.: Christmas at Belmont

January 3
11 a.m.: Wild Shetland - Scotland’s Viking Frontier
3 p.m.: Finding Your Roots: Immigrant Nation

Channel 19.2

December 19
5:30 p.m.: Nature: Primates - Secrets of Survival
9 p.m.: American Masters: Keith Haring - Street Art Boy

December 21
10 p.m.: Holiday Handbells: The Raleigh Ringers
1 a.m.: Holiday Handbells: The Raleigh Ringers

December 22
11 p.m.: Holiday Handbells: The Raleigh Ringers
7:30 p.m.: Wild Shetland - Scotland’s Viking Frontier

Episode Three: A Christmas Carol

Join some of your favorite characters as they tell the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge.