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November 29 – December 24, 2016
Pabst Theater

by Charles Dickens
ADAPTED AND DIRECTED by Mark Clements

AGE RECOMMENDATION: 6 and up
APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 
2 hours

A Milwaukee Family Tradition For Over 40 Years!

Don’t miss the wonderment and joy of a brand new A Christmas Carol. Featuring the same traditional story with your favorite characters, Milwaukee Rep is excited to present a new, family friendly adaptation written by Rep Artistic Director Mark Clements. You’ll be transported back to the heart of Victorian London for a magical immersive experience on the biggest and most elaborate set The Rep has ever created. Jonathan Wainwright, a favorite of local audiences, will take on the role of Scrooge becoming the 12th actor to portray one of Dickens’ most recognizable characters. Jonathan has been seen previously in A Christmas Carol as Mr. Cratchit and recently appeared as George in The Rep’s production, Of Mice and Men. Join Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, and Scrooge in this holiday classic the whole family will love!

PRESENTED BY  Wells Fargo

MEDIA SPONSOR  Media Sponsor - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

EQUIPMENT SPONSOR  Equipment Sponsor - Studio Gear

What’s A Christmas Carol? Should I See It?

Christmastime is a blur. Everyone needs a break from buying obligatory presents and attending mandatory parties, this is a great show to sit back, relax, and allow the Christmas spirit (or spirits!) to wash over you. Plus, this is a brand new production adapted by Mark Clements himself! If there was ever a year when you HAVE to go see A Christmas Carol, this is it!

Cast

Jonathan Gillard Daly*
Mr. Fezziwig
Edward Owczarski
Tiny Tim
Michael Doherty*
Fred
Rána Roman*
Mrs. Crachit
Jessie Hooker*
Belle
Jonathan Smoots*
Marley
Angela Iannone*
Mrs. Fezziwig
Luigi Sottile*
Young Scrooge
Chiké Johnson*
Ghost of Christmas Present
Deborah Staples*
Ghost of Christmas Past
Reese Madigan*
Bob Cratchit
Jonathan Wainwright*
Scrooge

Creative Team

A Christmas Carol Ensemble
Jesse Bhamrah, Darrington Clark, Christie Coran, Gia Erichson, Matt Frye, Tanner Medding, Kat Moser, Candace Thomas

A Christmas Carol Young Performers Ensemble
Teddy Anagnostopoulos, Baylee Bates, Ashley Bock, Jack Burns, Liam Jeninga, Tighe Leszczywski, Kai Liebenstein, Carols Meyers, Chantae Miller, Alayna Perry, Georgina Pink, Gabe Smith, Ethan Sprague, Tory Trettin, Chance Wall, Anthony Wells.

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

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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

OnMilwaukee

ShowBiz Chicago

IF YOU’VE NEVER HAD THE PLEASURE OF WITNESSING THIS COLOSSAL EVENT, TAKE ADVANTAGE OF ATTENDING THE MILWAUKEE REP’S THEATRICAL MASTERPIECE.  IT IS A PIECE THAT KEEPS ON GIVING. MAY IT THRIVE FOR ANOTHER 41 YEARS.  KUDOS TO DIRECTOR MARK CLEMENTS AND HIS ARTISTIC TEAM FOR THIS WINTER WONDER.

Waukesha Freeman

Broadway World

Shepherd Express

Milwaukee Magazine

Events

27
Oct

A Christmas Carol on MPTV Arts Page

Thursday, October 27 at 6:30pm
Go behind the scenes of the new A Christmas Carol featuring interviews with Director Mark Clements, Scrooge Jonathan Wainwright and costume designer Alexander B. Tecoma. Learn More

12
Nov

A Christmas Carol at Milwaukee Public Library

Saturday, November 12 – Noon • Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee
The Rep Carolers will visit MPL’s Central Branch to perform carols and share information about the world premiere adaptation of A Christmas Carol. A great opportunity to get into the Christmas spirit and celebrate Charles Dickens’ beloved novel.  This event is free and open to the public. Learn More

15
Nov

TMJ4 Live at Noon

Tune in to hear VIP Walk-on Guest Susan Kim talk with a member of the cast to get an inside look at the new A Christmas Carol and get some pointers for her big stage debut on Friday, December 9th. 

16
Nov

A Christmas Carol on TMJ4 Morning Blend

Wednesday, November 16 – 9am
Tune in to the Morning Blend to hear your first dose of The Rep’s carolers and learn more about the brand new production of A Christmas Carol from our new Scrooge, Jonathan WainwrightLearn More

17
Nov

A Christmas Carol at City Tree Lighting

Thursday, November 17 at 5pm • City Hall on the corner of Wells and Water
Join the A Christmas Carol Carolers as they “sing in” the holiday season at Milwaukee’s annual tree lighting ceremony, the second oldest Christmas tree tradition in the United States!

17
Nov

Holiday Lights Festival Kick Off

Thursday, November 17 at 6pm • Pere Marquette
Be sure to enjoy the downtown holiday lights, hot coco, fireworks and the sound of The Rep Carolers at the Holiday Lights Festival Kick off.  This event is free and open to the public. Learn More

19
Nov

2016 Milwaukee Holiday Parade

Saturday, November 19, 9:30am • Broadcast live on FOX6
Catch a few of your favorite A Christmas Carol characters in costume! Whether you watch from the comfort of home or are out on the parade route. Learn More

19
Nov

Deck the Streets of Old Milwaukee

Saturday, November 19, 11:00am • Milwaukee Public Museum, 800 W. Wells St, Milwaukee
The Rep Carolers will perform at the “Deck the Streets of Old Milwaukee” kick-off event.  Enjoy traditional holiday carols while experiencing the Streets of Old Milwaukee like never before as the beloved turn-of-the century exhibit is transformed in to a Victorian-era holiday wonderland. Learn More

25
Nov

Whitefish Bay Holiday Stroll

Friday, November 25, 5pm • Silver Spring Drive in Whitefish Bay
The Rep Carolers will stroll in the parade and help light the Christmas Tree in front of Sendik’s to kick off the Whitefish Bay Holiday season. 

26
Nov

WISN Arts Page Interview

Saturday, November 26, 8:45am • Tune in to WISN 12 news to learn about what’s new in this year’s world premiere adaptation of A Christmas Carol.

2
Dec

Colectivo – Friday Song Series

Friday, December 2, 4pm • Colectivo Shorewood, 4500 N Oakland Ave
The Rep’s Carolers to perform some of your favorite Christmas songs to get you in the mood for the opening of A Christmas Carol.  This event is free and open to the public.  Learn More

3
Dec

Milwaukee Public Market Holiday Shopping

Saturday, December 3, 11am • Milwaukee Public Market, 400 North Water Street
The Rep Carolers will spread Christmas cheer to all the holiday shoppers at the Milwaukee Public Market. 

5
Dec

Milwaukee Bucks Game

Monday, December 5, 5:30-7pm • BMO Harris Bradley Center, 1001 N. 4th Street, Milwaukee
The Rep Carolers will perform your holiday favorites to fans gearing up for the Bucks v San Antonio Spurs game.

7
Dec

FOX 6 Wake Up and Real Milwaukee

Wednesday, December 7, 7am – 10am
Tune in to Fox 6 Wake Up and Real Milwaukee from 7am – 10am as Carl Deffenbaugh reports LIVE from the Pabst stage to go behind the scenes of this year’s new A Christmas Carol.

10
Dec

Coco with Clauses in Cathedral Square Park

Saturday, December 10, 11-12pm • Cathedral Square park 
Treat you and your family to Santa and Mrs. Claus, Free Cocoa & Cookies, Face Painting, Reindeer Games and Holiday music from The Rep’s own Carolers.  This event is free and open to the public. Learn More

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