Looking for some quality family time this holiday season? McKinney Repertory Theatre’s family favorite – Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” - opens the Friday after Thanksgiving. Sponsored this year by Independent Bank, all performances are at the historic McKinney Performing Arts Center on the square in downtown McKinney. Show dates/times are Friday, November 23th and Saturday, November 24th at 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m., Sunday, November 25th at 3:00 p.m., Friday, Dec 14th at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 15th at 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Get your tickets to A Christmas Carol early as the historic Courthouse Theatre will fill up quickly for this annual family tradition. The show lasts one hour and is perfect for families and others looking to get into the spirit of the season.

Since its first performance of the show in 2006, thousands of people have started their Christmas season with McKinney Repertory Theatre’s “A Christmas Carol.” Directed by Dale Gutt, audiences will experience the wonderful transformation of miserly Ebenezer Scrooge when he is visited by the spirit of his equally miserly dead partner and the spirits of Past, Present, and Future in Dr. Andrew Harris’ adaptation of the show. Doug Latham lends his talents as producer along with stage manager, Marilyn Latham.

Tickets to performances are $13-Adults; $10-Students/Seniors; and $8-Children 12 and under. Group discounts are available.

For tickets, visit or call the McKinney Performing Arts Center Emerson Ticket Office at 214-544-4630. For more information on McKinney Repertory Theatre and their upcoming season, visit

photo by Kim Farrar: Scott Winchester as Ebeneezer Scrooge