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MRT 2013/14 Season

I Left My Heart: A Salute to the Music of Tony Bennett    •    Ragtime    •    Venus in Fur    •    Forever Plaid    •    A Christmas Carol    •    Noises Off
Woody Sez   •   End of the Rainbow   •   The Whipping Man   •   An Iliad   •   Ain’t Misbehavin’   •   Rep Lab  •   The History of Invulnerability

A Christmas Carol

Experience Milwaukee's Classic Holiday Story at the Historic Pabst Theater!

By Charles Dickens
Adapted by Joseph Hanreddy
and Edward Morgan
Directed by Aaron Posner
November 27–December 24
Pabst Theater

Nineteenth century London comes to life when you and your family join Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit, and, of course, Ebenezer Scrooge on a fantastical journey through Christmas Past, Present, and Future. Enjoy the music, dancing, and timeless message of hope, peace,and love, as the Dickens’ classic masterpiece celebrates its 38th year at Milwaukee Rep!

"[a] holiday home run"

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Mark Clements

A Christmas Carol is an integral part of our season each year and we are so fortunate to be able to perform it in the beautiful Pabst Theater. It warms my heart to see so many families attend this iconic holiday production, and to hear their stories of what ithas meant to them over the years. It really has become Wisconsin’sfavorite holiday tradition.


» Second Longest Running A Christmas Carol in the Country

» Learn more about A Christmas Carol from Artistic Director Mark Clements



Charles Dickens
Joseph Hanreddy
Edward Morgan

Creative Team

Director, Aaron Posner ±
Scenic Designer, Marjorie Bradley Kellogg
Costume Designer, Martha Hally
Lighting Designer, Thom Weaver
Sound Designer, Barry G. Funderburg
Vocal Coach, Dan Kazemi ±
Original Stage Movement, Michael Pink
Stage Movement Director/Children’s Director, Maggie Ellsworth
Dialect Coach, Jill Walmsley Zager
Make-up/Hair/Wig Designer, Lara Leigh Dalbey
Casting Directors, JC Clementz/Sandy Ernst
Assistant Director, Emily Penick
Stage Manager, Sarah Hoffmann *
Assistant Stage Manager, Briana J. Fahey *
Assistant Stage Manager, Rebecca Lindsey *
Assistant Stage Manager, Kaitlin Kitzmiller
Children’s Stage Manager, Kimberly Carolus

* Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

± Rep Associate Artist


Jake Badovski, (Ensemble) is delighted to return to Milwaukee Rep’s cast of A Christmas Carol, having played Tiny Tim in 2008, and in the ensemble in 2011. Jake has recently performed as Hermey in First Stage Children’s Theater’s production of Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer, and Rudy Pazinski in Sunset Playhouse’s Over the Tavern. Prior roles include Charlie Bucket in Waukesha Civic’s Willy Wonka; Guard/Villager in Shrek the Musical; Young Count in Thief Lord at First Stage Children’s Theater; and Young George in It’s a Wonderful Life at Sunset Playhouse. Jake attends eighth grade at Wedgewood Park IB Middle School (MPS).  -Top-

Melody Betts, (Ghost of Christmas Present), returns to The Rep this year after performing the role of Ghost of Christmas Present in last year’s production. Other credits include Ragtime, Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Boys from Syracuse and Seussical the Musical at the Drury Lane Oakbrook; Once on this Island, Nunsence and Cinderella (TYA) and All Shook Up and The Drowsy Chaperone (Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire), among many others. TV credits include Chicago Code.  -Top-

Mariah Broman, (Ensemble), age 12, lives in Mequon. She is a 7th grader with Wisconsin Virtual Learning. This is her debut with the Milwaukee Repertory Theater. Acting, singing, dancing, and modeling has been her passion since the age of 5. Highlights include playing, “Annie” and winning the Chicago International Film Festival in the short film Scout. She would like to thank God, her family for all of her support and the Milwaukee Rep for this wonderful opportunity.  -Top-

Elliott Brotherhood, (Peter Cratchit) is delighted to be returning to The Rep in this years production of A Christmas Carol, having been in the ensemble last season. He will also be appearing as Mike Deluca in Crash this spring at First Stage Children’s Theater. Other Credits include The Hundred Dresses and The Best Christmas Pageant Ever at First Stage Children’s Theater, and It’s a Wonderful Life at the Sunset Playhouse. Elliott would like to thank Aaron Posner for this amazing experience. Happy Holidays!  -Top-

Patrick Budde, (Ensemble) made his Milwaukee Rep debut in Ragtime. Originally from Minneapolis, Patrick just graduated from the theater department at Northwestern University. Favorite credits there include: The Verona Project, The Waa-Mu Show, How To End Poverty in 90 Minutes . . . , Equus and Disco Pigs. A big thank you to Mark and the rest of the Rag Team for making this first Rep experience so fun and meaningful!  -Top-

Amya Camberos, (Ensemble) is 9 years old. She attends Parklawn Christian Leadership Academy and is in the third grade. In her spare time Amya likes to sing, draw fashion designs, recite poetry, and watch Glee. This is her first year in A Christmas Carol and she is excited to be a part of the cast.   -Top-

Regan Carter, (Ensemble) is excited to make her debut with Milwaukee Repertory Theater in this year’s production of A Christmas Carol. Credits include: Lucile in Junie B. Jones in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells, an elf in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (First Stage Children’s Theater); an Oompa-Loompa in Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, chorus in Once on This Island (Waukesha Civic Theater); a pickpocket in Oliver! (Lunt-Fontaine Theatre). Regan would like to thank her family for their belief and continuing support of her dream that she has had since she was three years old.  -Top-

Anna Cline, (Ensemble) is thrilled to be interning at Milwaukee Rep for the 2013/14 Season! She recently received her BFA in Musical Theatre from Western Illinois University. Some of her favorite roles include Logainne in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Ilona in She Loves Me and Natalie in All Shook Up. Anna would like to thank her family and friends for their constant support, as well as Milwaukee Rep for this amazing opportunity.  -Top-

Kyle Curry, (Ensemble) is a member of The Rep’s Artistic Intern Company hailing from Texas. Professionally he has worked for Virginia Shakespeare Festival, Kentucky Shakespeare, Shakespeare Dallas, Stages Repertory Theatre, Mainstreet Theatre, Contemporary Theatre of Dallas, Oklahoma City Shakespeare and FESTA in Florence, Italy. Kyle received his MFA from the University of Houston PATP. Kyle is also a fight choreographer and an Advanced Actor Combatant with the Society of American Fight Directors.  -Top-

Kamille Dawkins, (Ensemble) is a native of Kingston, Jamaica and a recent graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design. Previous show credits include: Hair, Avenue Q, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, and Urinetown: the Musical. Kamille also recently performed at the Chicago Improv Tournament as a member of the South Regional Champions, The Mobb Line.  -Top-

Michael Doherty, (Young Scrooge, Barnaby, Mourner), was just seen as Mother’s Younger Brother in The Rep’s production of Ragtime. Off-Broadway credits include: Dublin by Lamplight (59E59/Inis Nua Theatre Company). Regional: Assistance (The Wilma Theater); Next to Normal and The History Boys (Arden Theatre Company); Mr. Hart and Mr. Brown (People’s Light & Theatre Company) and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Theatre Horizon).  -Top-

Christopher Donahue, (Ebenezer Scrooge), returns to The Rep after appearing as Scrooge last season. Other credits include Weston Playhouse Theatre Company, Arden Theatre Company, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Boston Lyric Opera, Chicago Opera Theater, Circle in the Square, City Theatre Pittsburgh, Classic Stage Company, Court Theatre, Goodman Theatre, Hartford Stage, Huntington Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, Lookingglass Theatre Company, Manhattan Theatre Club, McCarter Theatre, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theater, Remains Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Second Stage Theatre, Stories on Stage (Chicago), Two River Theater Company, Weston Playhouse and Yale Repertory Theatre. Television credits include All My Children and Law & Order.  -Top-

Elyse Edelman, (Ensemble) is delighted to join the Artistic Intern Ensemble at The Rep for the 2013/14 Season! A native of Milwaukee, Elyse has worked extensively with First Stage as an actor, educator and as headmaster of their summer academy. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater BFA Program. Regional Theater: Utah Shakespeare Festival’s Educational Tour, The Guthrie, Riverside Theatre in the Park, Minnesota Shakespeare Company and People’s Centre Theatre. Thanks, as always, to my teachers.  -Top-

Armand BC Fields, (Ghost of Christmas Future) Armand is gratefully thrilled to kick off his 2013/14 Season Internship at The Rep with Ragtime. An Oklahoma native, Armand lived in Chicago where he attended The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Second City’s Improv Conservatory and The School at Steppenwolf Theatre. Acting in several shows there, some of his most memorable were Trouble In Mind, Home, Woza Albert! , F*@#ing Men and Girl You Know It's True. Love, Light and Gratitude to all!  -Top-

Renata Friedman, (Mrs. Dilber, Ghost of Christmas Past, Lucy), returns to The Rep after appearing in last season’s production of A Christmas Carol. New York credits include: Page 73 Productions, The New Victory Theatre, Aquila Theatre Company and Fringe NYC. Regional: Yale Repertory Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Humana Festival, Barrington Stage Company, Illusion Theatre (Minneapolis), TheatreWorks (Silicon Valley), Actors Theatre of Louisville, and nearly a dozen shows in Seattle at Intiman Theatre, ACT, Seattle Children’s Theatre and Seattle Repertory Theatre. Seattle Magazine Best Actress of 2011.   -Top-

Freedom Gobel is a seventh grader at Parkside School for the Arts. She had a wonderful time playing Belinda Cratchit last year and is having just as much fun playing Martha Cratchit for this years production of A Christmas Carol. This year Freedom played Grace in Six Days of Grace at UPROOTED Theatre and competed in Mat Hot Ballroom for the second year in a row. She continues to play piano, read, and write short stories and plays. Freedom hopes you enjoy the show!  -Top-

Marti Gobel, (Mrs. Cratchit, Mrs. Sidebottom) returns to The Rep after appearing last season in Clybourne Park and A Christmas Carol. A former Rep Acting Intern during the 2008/09 Season, she also appeared in The Rep’s production of Yankee Tavern in 2010. Other credits include Milwaukee Shakespeare, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, Renaissance Theaterworks, First Stage Children’s Theater, Forward Theater Company, Optimist Theatre and UPROOTED Theatre, where she is also the Producing Artistic Director.  -Top-

Eliza Hake, (Mary Cratchit) is thrilled to be in her first production with The Rep. She started her acting career at the age of 5 in the ensemble of Annie with the Falls Patio Players. Since then, she has performed in 7 shows with her favorite role being Gladys Herdman in The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. Next spring she will be playing Trixie in Nancy Drew and Her Biggest Case Ever with First Stage Children’s Theater. When not on stage, she loves being a third grader at Valley View Elementary in Menomonee Falls, enjoys Brownie Scouts, playing with her friends, her dogs Riley and Lucy, and even hanging out with her big brother, Jack. Riley Halpern, (Alice Cratchit) is a fifth-grader at St. Monica School in Whitefish Bay. She is absolutely thrilled to be in A Christmas Carol at The Milwaukee Rep. Previously, she has been seen at First Stage in Five Little Monkeys and at Milwaukee Youth Theatre in The Phantom Tollbooth. She loves to read and wants to be an actress and a writer when she grows up. Riley thanks The Rep and her family for this amazing opportunity.  -Top-

Meagan Haupt, (Ensemble) is in the 6th grade at St. Mary's Springs Academy in Fond du Lac. This is Meagan's second year in A Christmas Carol and she's thrilled to be back! Some of her favorite past acting roles include Brigitta in The Sound of Music, Young Kangaroo in Seussical and Mary Cratchit in A Christmas Carol. Meagan enjoys playing the violin and guitar, singing with the Fond du Lac Children's Chorale in her free time.  -Top-

Nickclette Izuegbu, (Ensemble) is very excited to join the Milwaukee Rep family. She was recently featured in Intimate Apparel as Mrs. Dickson, Ragtime at the Zach Scott Theater as Ensemble and Sing, Muse at the Vortex Theater as Calliope. Other notable roles include Moth in Love’s Labour’s Lost and Mary in River City. She holds a BA in Anthropology and Dramatic Arts from Harvard University.  -Top-

Kate Ketelhohn, (Want, Ensemble) is thrilled to be working with The Rep again. In last year’s production of A Christmas Carol, she was honored to play Tiny Tim. Kate began her acting career with North Shore Academy of the Arts, where she has had many roles. Kate takes classes at First Stage Children’s Theater, and as a 5th grader, plays sports and sings in her school choir. Kate would like to thank The Rep for this wonderful opportunity, and her family, friends and teachers for their support. Ron King, (Ensemble) is an actor and musician hailing from Savannah, GA. He appeared in several productions at Savannah College of Art and Design, and has performed at Forestburgh Playhouse. He has also served as music director. Ron would like to thank Milwaukee Rep for this opportunity.  -Top-

Josh MacCudden, (Tiny Tim) is a fifth grader at Lake Country School in Hartland. He is thrilled to be making his Rep debut as Tiny Tim this holiday season! Some previous favorite roles include Matt in Gathering Blue, Dill in To Kill a Mockingbird, and Thorin in Hobbit The Musical. Josh would like to thank God for this opportunity. He also greatly appreciates the continuous support from his family, friends, teachers, fellow cast members, and the entire Rep staff.  -Top-

Martel Manning, (Ensemble) is excited to be making his Milwaukee Rep debut! Hailing from Philadelphia, Martel recently earned his MFA in Acting from the University of Houston. Some favorite past credits include Three Sisters (Vershinin), As You Like It (Orlando) and Angels in America (Belize). “A big thank you to The Rep for this opportunity and to my family – I can’t do this without you.”  -Top-

Carlos Meyers, (Smudge) is an eighth grader attending Golda Meir School. Previous acting experiences include two plays with First Stage and special guest to the Young Company of First Stage, as well as school plays. Carlos is thrilled to be in his first production with the Milwaukee Repertory Theater. Carlos' passion is music: he is involved with the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra, and plays several instruments. He hopes to take up musical conducting as a profession."  -Top-

Beth Mulkerron, (Belle, Madeline, Mourner), was just seen as Brigit in The Rep’s production of Ragtime. She was also seen in Hula Hoop Sha-Boop at the Stackner Cabaret. Mulkerron has performed across the country in Off-Broadway appearances, in concert with Davis Gaines and locally at Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, The Fireside Dinner Theatre and Skylight Music Theatre. Television and voiceover credits include Miller, General Electric, the Wisconsin Lottery and NBC.  -Top-

Alexander Pawlowski, (Mr. Grimgrind, Mr. Topper), a former Rep Acting Intern for two seasons, is celebrating his fourth A Christmas Carol at The Pabst. Other Rep credits include Boo Radley in To Kill a Mockingbird and The Customs Officer in Cabaret, among other roles. Roles elsewhere include summers at Utah Shakespeare Festival and at Illinois Shakespeare Festival and First Stage Children’s Theater.  -Top-

James Pickering, (Mr. Twyce, Mrs. Fezziwig, Mr. Mudd, Businessman), a Rep Associate Artist, is now celebrating his 40th Season with Milwaukee Repertory Theater and this production of A Christmas Carol is his 26th. Recent Rep credits include A Raisin In the Sun, The Diary of Anne Frank, Othello, To Kill a Mockingbird and A Christmas Carol. Notable roles for The Rep in recent years include Dave Moss in Glengarry Glen Ross, Niels Bohr in Copenhagen, Charlie in Edward Albee’s Seascape and blind Richard Harkin in The Seafarer. A recipient of Milwaukee’s Outstanding Artist Award and an Alumni Achievement Award from Penn State University, he is a former Trustee of the Ten Chimneys Foundation. In addition to his work in theater, he is an active voice talent, having helped win an Emmy as Narrator of The Making of Milwaukee.  -Top-

Alyssa Sachs, (Ensemble) is delighted to be in the children’s ensemble of A Christmas Carol for the second year in a row. She thoroughly enjoyed her experience playing Want in last year’s production, and is honored to be a part of the production again this year. Alyssa is 14 years old and an eighth grader at Milwaukee School of Languages where she is in the German curriculum. In 2011, Alyssa played the role of Captain Hook in First Stage Children’s Theater Junie B. , Jones in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells, and has been active in the children’s musicals at Oak Creek Assembly of God since she was seven years old. Alyssa is passionate about music and singing and is very grateful for this opportunity to perform for The Rep. She would like to thank all her family, friends and teachers for their wonderful support.   -Top-

Leah Schiman, (Fan) is honored to be returning to The Rep for her second year in A Christmas Carol. She is 16 years old and has been acting since she was 7. Some of her other favorite performances have been as the Cat in the Hat in Seussical the Musical and in Mole Hill Stories with First Stage Children’s Theatre. Leah strives to pursue a career in acting and hopes to continue to perform and entertain for the rest of her life. Leah would like to thank her family for their support and the Milwaukee Repertory Theater for this memorable experience.  -Top-

Dominic Schiro, (Dick Wilkins) is happy to be returning to The Rep for A Christmas Carol. He played Percy Smudge in the 2010 production and has grown 11 inches into the role of Dick Wilkins for this year’s show. He would like to thank Ms. Kathy Hubing for giving him his first role as child #2 in Stone Soup at MacDowell Montessori. He is an 8th grader at Golda Meir School where he is active in forensics and student government.   -Top-

Gabe Smith, (Boy Scrooge) is elated to be welcomed back to The Milwaukee Rep for his third year of A Christmas Carol. Some of Gabe’s other favorite experiences include Honk! at Waukesha Civic Theatre, The Wizard of Oz at Nathan Hale High School, and Mary Poppins at the New Berlin Recreation Center. Gabe is also currently the Assistant Director for Little Red Riding Hood at his school, Orchard Lane Elementary in New Berlin. At his school he is in choir, plays violin in orchestra, and the drums in band; he is also the Student Council Co-President. In his few minutes of free time he loves to find new and interesting words and hang out with his four chickens. Gabe would like to thank Aaron and Maggie for making his stage imaginings come true, and he hopes you enjoy this phantasmagorical performance.  -Top-

Jonathan Smoots, (Mr. Philpot, Mr. Fezziwig, Mr. Scadger, Businessman), a frequent Rep guest actor, past credits include: In the Next Room or the vibrator play (Mr. Daldry); Speaking in Tongues (Pete/Neal/John); The Seafarer (Mr. Lockhart); The Voysey Inheritance (Major Booth); A Doll’s House (Torvald); Arsenic and Old Lace (Jonathan Brewster); The Beauty Queen of Leenane (Pato) and An Ideal Husband (Sir Robert Chiltern). As a resident actor at American Players Theatre, he has played dozens of roles over 24 seasons; this past summer he was Joe Keller in All My Sons and Mr. Rice in Molly Sweeney.   -Top-

Luigi Sottile, (Fred, Mr. Oatway), returns to The Rep after appearing in last year’s production of A Christmas Carol. Favorite credits: Buena Vista (Steppenwolf Theatre Company); Seminar (Philadelphia Theatre Company); An Ideal Husband (Walnut Street Theatre); Angels in America and In the Next Room or the Vibrator Play (The Wilma Theater); Cyrano (Arden Theatre Company); The Mystery of Irma Vep (Act II Playhouse) and Nathan the Wise (People’s Light & Theatre Company).  -Top-

Emily Trask, (Catherine, Mrs. Oatway, Cook, Mourner), returns to The Rep for her fifth A Christmas Carol. Past Rep credits Armadale, Tartuffe, Yes. No. (Maybe So . . . ) , Chaps! , Napoli Millioñaria and Mary Stuart. She was a company member for five seasons with Utah Shakespeare Festival. Other credits include Next Act Theatre, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, Renaissance Theaterworks, Pioneer Theatre Company, Folger Theatre, the Yale Cabaret, Yale Repertory Theatre, Colonial Theatre and Montana Shakespeare in The Park. She has an MFA from The Yale School of Drama.  -Top-

Tory Trettin, (Ensemble) is thrilled to be a part of A Christmas Carol at the Rep this season. She is especially looking forward to performing at the beautiful Pabst Theater and sharing the stage with her brother Jack (Tiny Tim). Tory would like to thank Aaron Posner, The Rep and the entire cast for this amazing experience.  -Top-

Jack Trettin, (Tiny Tim) is grateful for the opportunity to play Tiny Tim for a second year at the Milwaukee Rep. He would like to thank his sisters, Josie and Tory, for inspiring him to be an actor. Jack would also like to thank Aaron Posner, The Rep and all cast members for making this an incredibly awesome experience!  -Top-

Chris Vizurraga, (Ensemble) is incredibly excited to be joining the Artistic Intern Ensemble at The Rep! Originally from Athens, GA, he graduated from Shorter College with a BFA in Musical Theatre. He moved to Chicago where he has worked professionally with Stone Soup Theatre Project. He would like to give thanks to all his family, friends and mentors for their unending support, and thanks to everyone at The Rep for this wonderful opportunity.  -Top-

Jonathan Wainwright, (Bob Cratchit, Mr. Sidebottom), returns to The Rep after appearing in last season’s production of A Christmas Carol. He was previously seen at the Rep as Roderigo in The Rep’s 2011/12 production of Othello. Other credits include Broken and Entered at Milwaukee Chamber Theatre and Grace at Next Act Theatre. Other favorite roles at Next Act Theatre include Bobby in Coyote on a Fence, Clifford in Sideman and Kerry Max Cook in The Exonerated.  -Top-

Craig Wallace, (Reverend Waghorn, Marley, Old Joe), will be making his Rep debut in this production. Currently residing in Washington, D.C., he has performed in numerous productions there at The Shakespeare Theatre Company, Folger Theatre, Ford’s Theatre, Arena Stage, as well as regional theaters all across the country. He is a frequent collaborator with director Aaron Posner. Wallace is a graduate of Howard University, Pennsylvania State University and The Royal National Theater, London.  -Top-

Claire Zempel, (Belinda Cratchit) a seventh grader at Our Redeemer Lutheran School in Wauwatosa, is thrilled to be returning to The Rep after appearing last year as Alice Cratchit in A Christmas Carol. Recent roles include Eppie in Heaven Sent (Acacia Theater) and Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells (First Stage Children’s Theater). She can be seen next as Abbie this March in Crash at First Stage. Claire is grateful to her family and friends for their support; and especially thanks the directors, actresses, actors, and crew at The Rep for putting together such a great show. Most importantly, she thanks God for this opportunity!  -Top-

Aaron Posner, Director
Aaron is a freelance director, playwright and teacher. He is an Artistic Associate of Folger Theatre and an Associate Artist here at Milwaukee Rep. Past Rep productions include My Name Is Asher Lev, To Kill A Mockingbird and last year's A Christmas Carol. He is a founding Artistic Director of Philadelphia’s Arden Theatre Company and has directed over 100 productions at the nation's major regional theaters. His plays and adaptations include Chaim Potok’s novels My Name Is Asher Lev (winner of last year's Outer Circle Critics Award in NYC) and The Chosen, Stupid Fucking Bird (loosely adapted from Chekhov's The Seagull) Who Am I This Time? (And Other Conundrums of Love), Sometimes A Great Notion, a musical adaptation of Mark Twain’s A Murder, A Mystery & A Marriage and many more. Aaron is an Eisenhower Fellow, a graduate of Northwestern University, is from Eugene, Oregon and currently lives in Maryland with his wife, Erin Weaver, and his amazing daughter, Maisie.  -Top-

Joseph Hanreddy, Co-Adaptor
Joe served as Milwaukee Rep’s Artistic Director from 1993 to 2010 during which time he established one of the country’s most respected resident acting ensembles, engaged acclaimed international directors to create innovative productions of world classics and produced several premieres of new plays by leading American dramatists. During his years with The Rep, Joe directed dozens of original and contemporary plays, as well as classics by Shakespeare, Schiller, Chekhov, Pirandello, Gogol, Oscar Wilde, John Millington Synge, W.S. Gilbert as well as commissioning and authoring several dramatic adaptations of world literature. Since leaving as Artistic Director, he has returned to direct Rep productions of Ten Chimneys and A Christmas Carol. His other recent work includes directing Richard III for the Idaho Shakespeare Festival and Great Lakes Theater in Cleveland, Moliére’s The Misanthrope at The Pearl Theatre Company in New York, nominated for a Lucille Lortel Award for Best Revival, The Blonde, The Brunette and The Vengeful Redhead for Writers’ Theatre in Chicago (with Deborah Staples nominated for a Jeff Award for best Solo Performance), O Beautiful for Connecticut Repertory Theatre, Our Country’s Good for The REP/PTTP at The University of Delaware as well as productions of Private Lives and Macbeth for Utah Shakespeare Festival. Joe’s stage adaptation of Pride and Prejudice (with JR Sullivan) has received over 70 productions in the US and abroad, including the Oregon and Utah Shakespeare Festivals, South Coast Repertory, Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts, Connecticut Repertory Theatre, Round House Theatre in Washington, D.C. and Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. He is currently directing the premiere of Lillian Groag’s Aimée and Jaguar at Northwestern University and this summer he will direct the premiere of his and JR Sullivan’s adaptation of Sense and Sensibility for the Utah Shakespeare Festival.   -Top-

Edward Morgan, Co-Adaptor
Edward Morgan is a freelance director, writer and teacher. His upcoming projects include Race at Next Act Theatre, As You Like It at Great Lakes Theater, Idaho Shakespeare Festival and Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, and the premiere of Twenty Seven, his adaptation of a Faulkner novella, at Alabama Shakespeare Festival. Recent projects include The Taming of the Shrew at Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Microcrisis at Next Act Theatre, To Kill a Mockingbird at Utah Shakespeare Festival, Dicen las paredes at Teatro 1887 in San Jose, Costa Rica, and teaching at several universities in the Dominican Republic. Mr. Morgan was Milwaukee Rep’s Associate Artistic Director for six seasons and directed a score of productions for The Rep. He has also worked at Virginia Stage Company, Merrimack Repertory Theatre, Round House Theatre, The Studio Theatre, The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Trinity Repertory Company, The Shakespeare Theatre Company, Clarence Brown Theatre and others. He and his work have been honored with Helen Hayes Nominations and Awards, taped for Milwaukee Public Television and he was a Director’s Project Fellow through The Drama League of New York. Mr. Morgan is also a Casting Partner for Cirque du Soleil and on the roster of Fulbright Specialists. His website is:   -Top-

Marjorie Bradley Kellogg, Scenic Designer
Ms. Kellogg’s most recent design in the general Milwaukee area was in the summer of 2009 for The Philanderer at American Players Theatre. Her designs for opera include the world premiere of Richard Danielpour’s Margaret Garner for Michigan Opera Theatre, plus The Tender Land for Skylight Music Theatre and Paul Bunyan for the Manhattan School of Music. She will be designing at Glimmerglass Opera in their 2013 season. Broadway credits include a season as resident designer for the National Actors Theatre, as well as Any Given Day, the George C. Scott revival of On Borrowed Time, Lucifer’s Child (starring Julie Harris), American Buffalo with Al Pacino, Da, Requiem for a Heavyweight, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, Solomon’s Child, Arsenic and Old Lace, Steaming and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Designs for Circle in the Square include Spokesong, Heartbreak House and Present Laughter. Off-Broadway, Ms. Kellogg has worked for New York Shakespeare Festival’s Public Theatre, Signature Theatre Company, Second Stage Theatre, Manhattan Theatre Club, Playwrights Horizons and Roundabout Theatre Company, among others. She received the 2006 USITT Distinguished Achievement Award in Scene Design, and earlier, the 2002 Ruth Morley Design Award and the 1995 Mary L. Murphy Award for Excellence in Design. She shared the first Michael Merritt Award for Design and Collaboration in 1994. Other honors include the 1983/84 Boston Theatre Critics Circle Award, the Los Angeles Drama-Logue awards for 1988 and 1991 and the New York Drama Desk nomination for both the 1982/83 and 1983/84 seasons. She has worked in London, Moscow, in film and television and in the American resident theaters for 30 years. She was a 1992 – 94 Pew Charitable Trust Residency fellow with Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, GA. She has taught at Princeton University, Columbia University and has been Associate Professor of Design at Colgate University since 1995. She is the author of three science fiction novels (A Rumor of Angels, Harmony and Lear’s Daughters), plus a fantasy series, The Dragon Quartet. Her stage adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time was produced by Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis, and her original musical, Livin’ in the Garden, premiered at Alliance Theatre in 1997.  -Top-

Martha Hally, Costume Designer
Martha Hally’s designs for The Rep include: Seven Keys to Slaughter Peak, The Government Inspector, King Lear, Armadale, Pride and Prejudice, Sueño, The Voysey Inheritance and The 39 Steps, among others. She has designed costumes at regional theaters across the country including Pittsburgh Public Theater, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Center Stage, Dallas Theater Center, Alley Theatre, Great Lakes Theater Festival and The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis. Recent New York designs include: the Off-Broadway productions of Richard II (The Pearl Theatre Company); Katie Roche, Mary Broome and Wife to James Whelan (Mint Theater Company); The Late Christopher Bean and Bedroom Farce (TACT); Banished Children of Eve, Gaslight and The Field (Irish Repertory Theatre) and Secret Order (59E59). Martha has designed operas for Chicago Opera Theater, Virginia Opera, Manhattan School of Music and the Center for Contemporary Opera in NYC. Upcoming: London Wall for director Davis McCallum at the Mint Theater Company and Oh Beautiful for director Sandy Robbins at the Alley Theatre.  -Top-

Thom Weaver, Lighting Designer
Off-Broadway credits include: How I Learned What I Learned and King Hedley II (Signature Theatre), Teller’s Play Dead, Thrill Me (York Theatre Company), Two Rooms (Theatre Row), Frankenstein (37 Arts Theatre), Masked (DR2 Theatre), Lincoln Center Festival, Vital Theatre Company, Summer Play Festival, New York Musical Theatre Festival and Lincoln Center Institute. In Philadelphia, he has worked with Arden Theatre Company, The Wilma Theater, People’s Light & Theatre Company, Walnut Street Theatre, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Theatre Exile, 1812 Productions, Azuka Theatre, New Paradise Laboratories, Curtis Opera Theatre and Flashpoint Theatre Company, where he is Artistic Director. Regionally his work has been seen at CenterStage, Syracuse Stage, Portland Center Stage, The Shakespeare Theatre Company, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Cleveland Play House, Virginia Stage Company, California Shakespeare Theater, Asolo Rep Theatre, Theatre J, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Hangar Theatre, Children’s Theatre Company, Folger Theatre, Round House Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Spoleto, City Theatre Company, Pittsburgh Public Theater and Yale Repertory Theatre. His awards include the AUDELCO, fourteen Barrymore nominations, winning for In the Next Room or the vibrator play and three Helen Hayes nominations. Education: Carnegie Mellon and Yale School of Drama.  -Top-

Barry G. Funderburg, Sound Designer
Barry is excited to return for his 16th season of A Christmas Carol and his 64th production at The Rep. Memorable Milwaukee Rep productions include Clybourne Park, Othello, The 39 Steps, The Cherry Orchard, Pride and Prejudice, Armadale, Mary Stuart, Work Song, and Angels in America. Off-Broadway, Barry designed the critically acclaimed New York premiere of Wittenberg at The Pearl Theatre Company. Regional theatre credits include Fake, Carter’s Way, and Mother Courage and Her Children at Steppenwolf Theatre Company, sixteen productions at Utah Shakespeare Festival, including the recent regional theatre premiere of Peter and the Starcatcher, and Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Arizona Theatre Company, City Theatre Company (Pittsburgh), CenterStage (Baltimore), Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Peninsula Players, American Players Theatre, L.A. Theatre Works, and Indiana Repertory Theatre. Chicago credits include Next Theatre Company, Theatre at the Center, and Lookingglass Theatre Company. Barry has received four Chicago Equity Jeff Award nominations, the 1996 and 2008 Jeff Awards for Sound Design, and an MFA in sound design from Purdue University.  -Top-

Dan Kazemi, Vocal Coach
Dan Kazemi is a New York based composer, actor, music director and educator, and is an Associate Artist at Milwaukee Rep. Dan was Musical Director for The Rep’s recent productions of Forever Plaid, Ragtime, Blues in the Night, Assassins, Always . . . Patsy Cline, Next to Normal and Cabaret. In Philadelphia, Dan recently musically directed Kerrigan/Lowdermilk's Flash of Time and orchestrated and musically directed the world premiere musical, Tulipomania at the Arden Theatre Company. Dan musically directed Tick, Tick . . . Boom! , Austentations, The PhillyRocks! concerts, The World Goes Round (Barrymore nomination), Reefer Madness, Little Shop of Horrors, Rooms and The Great American Trailer Park Musical for 11th Hour Theatre Company. He also received a Helen Hayes Nomination for his work on the D.C. premiere of The Musical of Musicals: The Musical, a Barrymore Nomination for The Flea and the Professor (Arden Theatre Company), and received a Barrymore Award for 11th Hour’s Avenue X. At the Walnut Street Theatre, Dan musically directed, arranged and performed in The Irish . . . and How They Got That Way (Two Barrymore Nominations). Dan’s music has been performed at the Cirque de Demain in Paris, at the A.W.A.R.D. Show Philadelphia and in 213 Productions collaborations, Untitled Project #213 and Your Attention Please! Dan is also the composer of a new musical, The Tapioca Miracle (  -Top-

Magdalene Ellsworth, Stage Movement Director/Children’s Director
Magdalene Ellsworth is a Chicago-based theatre director and educator and is overjoyed to be back with this wonderful story after working on it last year as a directing intern. Previous Milwaukee Rep credits include Forever Plaid (Stage Movement Director) as well as a full season of assistant directing in all four spaces at The Rep. Upcoming projects: 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Director) at Carthage College and Next to Normal (Director) at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music. Many thanks to Mark, Aaron, Dan, the entire creative team, stage management, and this very special cast. "I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year."   -Top-

Jill Walmsley Zager, Dialect Coach
Jill is very happy to be back at The Rep for the 2013/14 Season. Other Milwaukee Rep credits include: A Raisin in the Sun, Clybourne Park, Sense and Sensibility, A Christmas Carol, The Diary of Anne Frank, The Mountaintop, Assassins, To Kill a Mockingbird, Lombardi, Yellowman, Ten Chimneys, The 39 Steps, My Name Is Asher Lev, Laurel and Hardy and Cabaret. Jill has recently returned to Milwaukee from three years as the Co-Head of Voice and Dialects and the Company Coach at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. Regionally, she has worked at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire, Drury Lane Water Tower, Apple Tree Theatre, Drury Lane Theatre & Conference Center, Utah Shakespeare Festival and Milwaukee Chamber Theatre. Jill earned her Master’s Degrees at Central School of Speech & Drama (London) and Northwestern. She is married to James Zager, the Head of the Theatre Program at Carroll University.  -Top-

Lara Leigh Dalbey, Make-up/Hair/Wig Designer
Lara is happy to be returning to the beautiful Pabst Theater for her 15th A Christmas Carol. She is the Wig Master and Make-up Supervisor for The Rep. Her work has been seen at Arizona Opera and Skylight Musical Theatre, Opera in the Ozarks, American Players Theatre and Writers’ Theatre.   -Top-

Sarah Hoffmann, Stage Manager
Sarah is pleased be to back for her sixth A Christmas Carol. She most recently worked on the Rep's beautiful production of Ragtime. She has also worked at numerous other theaters including American Players Theatre, Renaissance Theaterworks, American Folklore Theatre, Riverside Theatre in the Park (Iowa City, IA) and First Stage Children’s Theater, where she was Production Stage Manager for three years. As always, Sarah is continually grateful to be working in the arts.  -Top-

Briana J. Fahey, Assistant Stage Manager
Briana is happy to be returning to her Rep family for her 11th year working on A Christmas Carol. She recently relocated to Chicago where she has joined the stage management staff at Goodman Theatre. She graduated from UW-Green Bay and is a proud member of Actors’ Equity. May you all have a blessed season.  -Top-

Rebecca Lindsey, Assistant Stage Manager
Becca happily returns to the Milwaukee Rep, where she started off her professional career with an internship during the 2005/06 Season. Since then, she has been delighted to work on a variety of projects, including Ring of Fire, Sense and Sensibility, Next to Normal, Half Life and Guys on Ice. Becca has also enjoyed six seasons at American Players Theatre. Recent favorite credits there include The Admirable Crichton, Of Mice and Men and Heroes, and, elsewhere, The Wiz with Arkansas Repertory Theatre and three seasons touring with the Utah Shakespeare Festival.  -Top-

Kaitlin Kitzmiller, Assistant Stage Manager
Kaitlin is so thrilled and beyond excited to be returning to The Rep for a second year. Last season she served as a stage management intern and is so privileged to be returning this season as the stage management apprentice. Kaitlin affectionately calls Omaha, NE home where she worked with Nebraska Shakespeare Festival, Ballet Nebraska and BravO! National Dance & Talent Competition. She owes an unspeakable amount of gratitude to her teachers, friends and family.  -Top-

Kimberly Carolus, Children’s Stage Manager
Kimberly is delighted to have the opportunity to work on A Christmas Carol this year as the Children’s Stage Manager. Earlier this season she worked on I Left My Heart, Ragtime, and Forever Plaid at The Rep. Kimberly recently graduated from the University of Central Florida with her BFA in Stage Management. Her UCF credits include Stage Manager for Spring Awakening, as well as various Assistant Stage Management and Event Management positions. She has also worked for the Orlando Repertory Theatre and completed an internship with Walt Disney World.  -Top-

Emily Penick, Assistant Director
Emily most recently enjoyed working on Ragtime and Forever Plaid as an Assistant Director here at The Rep, and is honored to join the A Christmas Carol team. Favorite directing credits include The Rose Tattoo, The Servant of Two Masters, Spike Heels, The Secret Rapture, and The Lover. Emily recently assistant directed The Little Foxes at The Florida Repertory Theatre, and earned her MFA in Directing from Ohio University. (  -Top-

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Running Time
Approx. 2 hrs.

Performance Times
Monday: 7pm (only Dec. 23)
Tuesday: 7pm (only Dec. 17)
Tuesday: Noon & 4pm (only Dec. 24)
Wednesday: 7pm
Thursday: 7:30pm
Friday: 7:30pm
Saturday: 2 & 7:30pm
Sunday: Noon & 4:30pm

Recommended Age
7 years and older

Access Dates
ASL Interpreted
Wed. Dec 18, 7pm

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