Christmas Carol 2020
While we might not be able to have in-person performances this year, we will not let 2020 cancel Milwaukee's favorite holiday tradition! We know how much A Christmas Carol means to generations of Wisconsinites and at the end of a very difficult year, we are going to spread more holiday joy than ever before with the support of Wells Fargo and Jay Franke & David Herro.
This year only – we will have two full productions of Dickens' timeless tale available to stream worldwide. In partnership with HMS Media, a 20-time Emmy Award-winning multimedia company specializing in the broadcast of live performances, Milwaukee Rep will bring a high-definition, multi-camera recording of two productions to your homes this December.
These are two fully realized productions (not Zoom readings) recorded professionally. Your experience watching these incredible shows from home will be as close as possible to watching live from the best seats in the theater. You can support our virtual holiday productions by purchasing a ticket and/or via a tax-deductible donation to our Rep Rising Emergency Relief Campaign, which helps keep our artists and staff employed as we head into our ninth month of being closed due to COVID-19.
Here are the two ways to watch Christmas Carol:
FREE from Dec 1 – 24
Mark Clements’ Classic Production of A Christmas Carol
Each year, nearly 40,000 people experience Milwaukee Rep Artistic Director Mark Clements’ epic adaptation at the beautiful historic Pabst Theater. We are opening our video vault to bring a never-before-seen recording of the 2016 production filmed and produced by HMS Media. This production will be available for FREE to view Dec 1 – 24 as our gift to theater lovers worldwide.
Registration for A Christmas Carol has now ended.
Purchase to watch Dec 10 – 24
Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol featuring Lee E. Ernst
A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the incomparable Lee E. Ernst playing more than a dozen characters in the Dickens’ classic with a unique soundscape developed by foley artist Dan Kazemi, under the direction of Milwaukee Rep Artistic Director Mark Clements. Our fully realized production will be taped and distributed to a limited number of people on a first come, first served basis. The production will be available to view for $20 per household Dec 10 – 24. Proceeds from streaming sales will be used to employ and compensate artists involved in the production.
Additional support for this production is provided by Executive Producers: Richard & Jo Ann Beightol; Tom & Molly Duffey; Sandra & William Haack and Saints Andrew & Mark Charitable Gift Trust.
Virtual ticket sales for Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol has now ended.