Kansas City Repertory Theatre Cast Spreads Cheer at Rehabilitation Institute of Kansas City

Last year, the youth cast of A Christmas Carol gathered supplies for Operation Breakthrough and then delivered them while caroling around the classrooms. It was a wonderful event all around and both the kids and the cast loved it.

This year on Wednesday, December 21 the two youth casts of A Christmas Carol will share their smiles and beautiful voices at another incredible organization: Rehabilitation Institute of Kansas City (RIKC). The Rehabilitation Institute of Kansas City is an outpatient rehabilitation center that contracts with Children's Mercy Hospital to provide rehabilitation services for children and adolescents who have had strokes, have cerebral palsy, spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, etc. It's an amazing place with wonderful people who provide these kids with intensive rehabilitation services - Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, school reintegration, as well as Neuropsychology support.

Across the street, they also work with Children's TLC who provide therapeutic and educational services for children with disabilities. While the preschool will be out of classes on December 21, RIKC will be offering an invite to those kids and parents to come hear the A Christmas Carol youth casts sing and bring holiday cheer. The caroling will take place from 4pm - 5pm through the halls of the Rehabilitation Institute of Kansas City.

About Kansas City Repertory Theatre

Kansas City Repertory Theatre, one of the oldest and most respected regional theaters, is the center of a great theatre town. KC Rep produces theatrical excellence, creating and sharing stories at the center of our nation's creative crossroads. KC Rep's mission is to advance the art form while cultivating passionate audiences, artists, and advocates to invest in our region's creative future. We build community by connecting people through productions and outreach that educate, entertain, challenge and inspire. Lauded by The Wall Street Journal, TIME magazine, Variety and The Toronto Sun, KC Rep produces mainstage plays and special events at Spencer Theatre, where it serves as the professional theatre in residence at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), and Copaken Stage located in downtown Kansas City. KC Rep employs more than 250 professional artists, technicians and administrators, and serves more than 100,000 patrons and 12,000 school children annually. Kansas City Repertory Theatre is led by Artistic Director Eric Rosen and Executive Director Angela Lee Gieras.

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