This week on Kansas City Actors Radio Theatre (KCART), we bring you a romantic holiday classic, “The Shop Around the Corner,” airing this Friday at Noon on KKFI 90.1 FM.
Klara and Martin are two shop clerks battling the Christmas sales season and each other. They don’t get along at all–except in the anonymous love letters they’re unknowingly exchanging!
The 1940 MGM movie and abridged radio version originally starred Jimmy Stewart and Margaret Sullavan. “The Shop Around the Corner” is adapted from “Parfumerie” by Miklos Lazlos, and also inspired the musicals “In the Good Old Summertime” and “She Loves Me” and of course the 1998 Tom Hanks & Meg Ryan classic “You’ve Got Mail!”
KCART’s rendition of “The Shop Around the Corner” features Bri Woods, Sam Cordes, Khalif J. Gillett, and John Rensenhouse. Directed by Hillary Clemens, sound design by Halley Sylvester, and sound supervision by Mary Robinson. Hosted by Matt Schwader.
KCART is made possible in-part by, the Richard J. Stern Foundation for the Arts, the Estelle S. and Robert A. Long Ellis Foundation, the Miller-Nichols Foundation, the Kansas City Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund, ArtsKC, the Missouri Arts Council, Theatre League, and the Breidenthal-Snyder Foundation.