Win Tickets ($64): Portland Thanksgiving Weekend Bag&Baggage Productions Presents A KBNB Kristmas Karol @ The Venetian Theatre | 1940s Holiday / Christmas Radio Show Comedy Spoof

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Bag&Baggage Productions Presents A Christmas Carol. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, November 30.

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Bag & Baggage Productions presents A KBNB Kristmas Karol at the Venetian Theatre in Hillsboro, OR. (photo by Casey Campbell Photography)A KBNB Kristmas Karol
November 27-29 & December 3-6, 10-13, 17-23, 2015
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2:00pm
Additional Performances On December 21, 22 & 23 at 7:30pm
$18 – $32 depending on night and seating section
Tickets: 503 345 9590 or online at

The Venetian Theatre
253 E Main Street, Hillsboro, OR 97123

It all started three years ago with some rum soaked fruit cake and a missing sound effects artist. It went even further last year when a mob boss took the entire cast hostage and they were saved by the world’s most effeminate NY police detective. Now, it all comes to a dizzying, delightful, and disastrous end when a greedy television network executive, a psychopathic sister, and a German post-modern film director join forces with the cast of KBNB Radio Classics to massacre all three Ghosts of Christmas live on air!

Bag&Baggage presents A KBNB KRISTMAS KAROL, the final show in the company’s critically acclaimed 1940s Radio Show Spoof Trilogy. Dramatizing the fictional escapades of a group of accident-prone 1940s radio actors, A KBNB Kristmas Karol follows on from 2013’s It’s A (somewhat) Wonderful Life and 2014’s A Miracle on 43rd Street, bringing the journey of the cast of KBNB Radio Classics to an explosive, hilarious, and heartwarming end.

A KBNB Kristmas Karol tells the story of a group of 1940s radio show actors who, on Christmas Ever, are preparing for a live broadcast of Charles Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol. They arrive at the studio to find all of their props, sound effects, scripts and furniture have vanished, only 20 minutes before they are to go live on air.

When a greedy television network executive arrives, with a few friends in tow, he forces them to do the broadcast anyway – including having to make up all the sound effects and try desperately to remember the plot, characters and dialogue from Dickens’ novel from memory.
Performances take place from November 27th through December 23rd at the Venetian Theatre in downtown Hillsboro, and more information can be found online at

“After two years of inventing hilarious sound effects, sight gags, puns and chaos, I wasn’t sure we’d be able to come up with anything new,” said Scott Palmer, Bag&Baggage’s Founding Artistic Director and adaptor of A KBNB Kristmas Karol. “I was 100% wrong. Working with these veteran actors has enabled us to double down on the comedy and find brand new was of skewering a beloved holiday classic.”

Gary Strong, who has played KBNB Radio Classics’ manager Winston Whiteside since 2013, said, “These shows are a little bit like running a decathlon – I not only play Winston, I’m also the narrator, the Ghost of Christmas Present, three other minor characters, and we have to sing the jingles, do the dance choreography, learn our fight choreography and…oh yeah…do all of the sound effects, too. It is complete madness.”

Last year’s production of A Miracle on 43rd Street was called “one of the funniest holiday shows I have ever seen” by OregonArtsWatch and the Oregonian said, “after seven years, Bag&Baggage has become expert holiday spoofers.” This final show in the trilogy will introduce three new characters to the comedic mix; Arthur Adams (played by Bag&Baggage Resident Actor Peter Schuyler), a television network executive with plans to demolish the radio studio on Christmas eve; Laverne North-Berkshire (played by Bag&Baggage Resident Actor Jessi Walters) as the scheming younger sister of Lana, one of the stars of KBNB Radio Classics; and Heinrich Huber Hauffman (played by Phillip J Berns), a post-modern film director planning his first television show in the new studios.

“This is my first Bag&Baggage Christmas show, and it is a wonderfully wild ride,” said Walters who recently appeared in Bag&Baggage’s The Best of Everything and The Six Gentlepersons Of Verona. “It is fast, furious, and absolutely hilarious. The best thing is that our audiences don’t need to know what came before because this show works as both a sequel and as a stand-alone. Sure, people who know the first two may get some of the references, but everyone will still be howling in their seats.”

Other performers include Bag&Baggage Resident Actors Jessica Geffen as Lana, Andrew Beck as Donald, Clara Hillier as Felicity with Portland-based actor Jeremy Sloan returning as Officer Gilroy Gildersleeve.

As part of the run, Bag&Baggage is partnering with The Backpack Project, a non-profit organization based in Hillsboro that provides much needed food assistance to economically disadvantage families during the holidays. B&B are asking all patrons to bring a donation of food (particularly peanut butter, dry cereal, or canned fruit) with them to the performance.

Tickets, performance dates and times, and information on The Backpack Project can all be found online at

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25 Responses to Win Tickets ($64): Portland Thanksgiving Weekend Bag&Baggage Productions Presents A KBNB Kristmas Karol @ The Venetian Theatre | 1940s Holiday / Christmas Radio Show Comedy Spoof

  1. Chris C November 25, 2015 at 6:14 pm #

    Me me me me I would love to go!

  2. Ron T November 25, 2015 at 6:30 pm #

    I’d love to attend. KBNB Radio sounds like “just the ticket” to an evening
    of entertainment.

  3. Janell November 25, 2015 at 8:51 pm #

    What a great way to spend a holiday evening!!

  4. Rose November 25, 2015 at 10:17 pm #

    Oh, please take me to the theatre!

  5. Larry November 26, 2015 at 6:13 am #

    Lots of laughter and the opportunity to help a local charity are two great reasons why I would love to see this spectacular show!

  6. johanna November 26, 2015 at 10:45 am #

    Getting into the Christmas spirit, fun time I am sure :)

  7. Collin November 26, 2015 at 5:09 pm #

    This sounds really fun!

  8. Christina Larson November 26, 2015 at 10:42 pm #

    This sounds like a wild, comedic ride. Also, this group helps provide food to those in need. All of these are winning qualities. I like winning:

  9. Ditty Nicolaides November 27, 2015 at 9:15 am #


  10. Caroline November 27, 2015 at 6:39 pm #


    I would absolutely love to win these tickets in order to take my grandmother (who just turned eighty) to laugh with me! I am looking for theatrical events currently to take her out for a great time for a belated birthday present and festive time- but I have no money to take her with! I would also love to see this theater and eventually write a musical or be part of sweet collaborations. My grandmother is a big fan of musicals and hasn’t been out to see anything since moving up to the Pacific NW last year.

    I hope we win and get to clap and hoot at the show!


  11. Christina Johnson November 27, 2015 at 8:13 pm #

    Have not yet attended a Bag & Baggage production and know I am missing out! Tis the season! My fiancé and I would love to go!

  12. Aleksandra Snyder November 28, 2015 at 9:10 am #

    Sounds entertaining!

  13. Lori November 29, 2015 at 8:59 am #

    My mom is here from Colorado for Christmas and we traditionally go see a play in Portland. We haven’t seen this one yet. :)

  14. Lacey N November 29, 2015 at 3:15 pm #

    Oh my gosh this will be amazing!

  15. Nicole Hunt November 29, 2015 at 5:17 pm #

    I’m having a “no gifts christmas” to celebrate all the wonderful activities and events in Portland. I’d love for this to be one of them!

  16. Melanie November 30, 2015 at 10:07 am #

    please pick me! I’d love to win!

  17. Judy December 1, 2015 at 8:54 pm #

    Accident prone radio actors? I can relate…I ran into a wall while checking fantasy sports on my phone…

  18. melissa fowler December 2, 2015 at 2:05 pm #

    Fun times

  19. bret jarvis December 2, 2015 at 2:05 pm #

    This would be cool

  20. jeff linsday December 2, 2015 at 2:06 pm #

    This would be fun

  21. Lowell December 3, 2015 at 5:36 pm #

    I would love to take my wife on a theater date night. This would definitely be a spirit lifter.

  22. Whitney marks December 3, 2015 at 11:49 pm #

    I would love to go

  23. Sarah December 6, 2015 at 8:21 am #

    Sounds like a smashingly good time, would love the opportunity to go!

  24. Hannah December 6, 2015 at 9:05 pm #

    sounds like a holly jolly time! would love to go

  25. JoVonne Mason December 10, 2015 at 9:09 pm #

    This is my first Christmas in the Portland area so I have to create new traditions. I would love to see this production especially since it’s right here in Washington County!

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