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Theater fans (and actors) return year after year for KC Rep’s ‘A Christmas Carol’

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Now through Christmas Eve, Kansas City's Repertory Theatre is filling people with the holiday spirit with its annual production of 'A Christmas Carol.'

FOX 4's Loren Halifax was joined by two actors;  Jacob Aaron Cullum, who plays young Ebenezer Scrooge and Emily Shackelford who plays his love interest Belle. This is Cullum's fourth year in the show and Shackelford's first.

Watch the video in the player above to see the chemistry during their first meeting, before Ebenezer became the bitter man he was known for.

The actors say they only practice for about three weeks and then the performances begin. Click here to buy your tickets to the holiday favorite.