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Jay Franke & David Herro present

A Christmas Carol

By Charles Dickens | Directed by Mark Clements

November 29 – December 24, 2022

Pabst Theater

Approximate Running Time: 2 hours and 8 minutes with one intermission
Recommended Age: 6 and up


Milwaukee’s Favorite Holiday Tradition

A Christmas Carol is one of the best-known and loved stories in the English language. During the course of one memorable Christmas Eve, the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future help Scrooge discover that it is never too late to change his miserly ways. Enchanting music, dance, costumes, scenery and special effects will once again fill the theater to tell this timeless tale of love, hope and redemption.

"Through its dedication to this holiday tradition, Milwaukee Rep creates a Christmas Carol that feels like coming home – warm and inviting, familiar and expected." – BroadwayWorld


Presented by

Executive Producers
Molly & Tom Duffey

Associate Producer
Saints Andrew and Mark Charitable Gift Trust

Equipment Sponsor
Studio Gear

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Reviews

“This familiar production still surprises.” “[Matt] Daniels is exceptional…I was deeply moved by the beautify of the singing.”
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
★★★★★
“…innovative and engaging and makes for an immersive and mesmerizing experience.” “A true gift…A fantastic production, yes; moreover, a memory-making experience.”
AroundTownChicago.com
“The eye-popping spectacle delivers holiday magic and festive feelings to melt even the iciest of hearts.” “When all is said and the last wondrous indoor snowflake has fallen, it's easy to remember why A Christmas Carol has such a faithful following in Milwaukee. The dependable enchantment of this Rep production year after year makes this show not just a tradition, but a gift.”
BroadwayWorld
“Splendid and delightful….joyous celebration.” “Matt Daniels creates a Scrooge so three-dimensional, so very human, that he makes the two hours, eight minutes…fly by like Santa in the Christmas Eve starry night.”
Shepherd Express

Cast

Headshot photo of Matt Daniels *
Matt Daniels *
Charles Dickens, Ebenezer Scrooge
Headshot photo of Silver Anderson
Silver Anderson
Martha Cratchit
Headshot photo of Coco Archuleta
Coco Archuleta
Ensemble
Headshot photo of Jordan Anthony Arredondo *
Jordan Anthony Arredondo *
Fred
Headshot photo of Antonio Banks
Antonio Banks
Belle’s Husband
Headshot photo of Savannah Carlson
Savannah Carlson
Emily Cratchit
Headshot photo of Mark Corkins *
Mark Corkins *
Ghost of Marley
Headshot photo of Todd Denning *
Todd Denning *
Ghost of Christmas Present
Headshot photo of Kimberly Giddens
Kimberly Giddens
Swing
Headshot photo of Scarlett Hirano
Scarlett Hirano
Want
Headshot photo of Zoah Hirano
Zoah Hirano
Sniffer, Ignorance
Headshot photo of Carrie Hitchcock *
Carrie Hitchcock *
Mrs. Fezziwig
Headshot photo of Jack Hradecky
Jack Hradecky
Dick Wilkins, Ghost of Christmas Future
Headshot photo of Naomi Kalter
Naomi Kalter
Caroline, Fan
Headshot photo of Michael Kostreva
Michael Kostreva
Mathew Cratchit
Headshot photo of Maura Kuhnen-Grooms
Maura Kuhnen-Grooms
Turkey Boy
Headshot photo of Ziva Lavoe
Ziva Lavoe
Ensemble
Headshot photo of George Lorimer
George Lorimer
Swing
Headshot photo of Reese Madigan *
Reese Madigan *
Bob Cratchit
Headshot photo of Leo Madson
Leo Madson
Teen Scrooge
Headshot photo of Calvin Marks
Calvin Marks
Ensemble
Headshot photo of Isla Marks
Isla Marks
Ensemble
Headshot photo of Malachi Marrero
Malachi Marrero
Fiddler
Headshot photo of Patti Meadors
Patti Meadors
Alice
Headshot photo of Annalise Nordstrom
Annalise Nordstrom
Belinda Cratchit
Headshot photo of Robin Nordstrom
Robin Nordstrom
Ensemble
Headshot photo of Natalie Ottman
Natalie Ottman
Ensemble
Headshot photo of AJ Paramo
AJ Paramo
Vicar
Headshot photo of Christopher Peltier *
Christopher Peltier *
Young Scrooge
Headshot photo of William Perkins
William Perkins
Boy Scrooge
Headshot photo of James Pickering *
James Pickering *
Mr. Fezziwig
Headshot photo of Max Pink
Max Pink
Swing
Headshot photo of Jaelyn Raiford
Jaelyn Raiford
Ellen, Cook
Headshot photo of Rána Roman *
Rána Roman *
Mrs. Cratchit
Headshot photo of Cole Sison
Cole Sison
Peter Cratchit
Headshot photo of Lainey Techtmann
Lainey Techtmann
Tiny Tim
Headshot photo of Vivian Vaeth
Vivian Vaeth
Swing
Headshot photo of Lindsey Volk
Lindsey Volk
Nanny
Headshot photo of Jace White
Jace White
Thomas
Headshot photo of Aja Wiltshire *
Aja Wiltshire *
Belle
Headshot photo of Tami Workentin *
Tami Workentin *
Ghost of Christmas Past
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Headshot photo of
Matt Daniels *
Charles Dickens, Ebenezer Scrooge
Headshot photo of
Silver Anderson
Martha Cratchit
Headshot photo of
Coco Archuleta
Ensemble
Headshot photo of
Jordan Anthony Arredondo *
Fred
Headshot photo of
Antonio Banks
Belle’s Husband
Headshot photo of
Savannah Carlson
Emily Cratchit
Headshot photo of
Mark Corkins *
Ghost of Marley
Headshot photo of
Todd Denning *
Ghost of Christmas Present
Headshot photo of
Kimberly Giddens
Swing
Headshot photo of
Scarlett Hirano
Want
Headshot photo of
Zoah Hirano
Sniffer, Ignorance
Headshot photo of
Carrie Hitchcock *
Mrs. Fezziwig
Headshot photo of
Jack Hradecky
Dick Wilkins, Ghost of Christmas Future
Headshot photo of
Naomi Kalter
Caroline, Fan
Headshot photo of
Michael Kostreva
Mathew Cratchit
Headshot photo of
Maura Kuhnen-Grooms
Turkey Boy
Headshot photo of
Ziva Lavoe
Ensemble
Headshot photo of
George Lorimer
Swing
Headshot photo of
Reese Madigan *
Bob Cratchit
Headshot photo of
Leo Madson
Teen Scrooge
Headshot photo of
Calvin Marks
Ensemble
Headshot photo of
Isla Marks
Ensemble
Headshot photo of
Malachi Marrero
Fiddler
Headshot photo of
Patti Meadors
Alice
Headshot photo of
Annalise Nordstrom
Belinda Cratchit
Headshot photo of
Robin Nordstrom
Ensemble
Headshot photo of
Natalie Ottman
Ensemble
Headshot photo of
AJ Paramo
Vicar
Headshot photo of
Christopher Peltier *
Young Scrooge
Headshot photo of
William Perkins
Boy Scrooge
Headshot photo of
James Pickering *
Mr. Fezziwig
Headshot photo of
Max Pink
Swing
Headshot photo of
Jaelyn Raiford
Ellen, Cook
Headshot photo of
Rána Roman *
Mrs. Cratchit
Headshot photo of
Cole Sison
Peter Cratchit
Headshot photo of
Lainey Techtmann
Tiny Tim
Headshot photo of
Vivian Vaeth
Swing
Headshot photo of
Lindsey Volk
Nanny
Headshot photo of
Jace White
Thomas
Headshot photo of
Aja Wiltshire *
Belle
Headshot photo of
Tami Workentin *
Ghost of Christmas Past

Creative Team

Headshot photo of Mark Clements
Mark Clements
Adaptor and Director
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Headshot photo of Dan Kazemi
Dan Kazemi
Music Director/Conductor
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Headshot photo of
Mark Clements
Adaptor and Director
Bio

Mark is an award-winning international theater director whose work has appeared in over 100 major theaters throughout Europe and the United States. He began his tenure as Artistic Director with the 2010/11 Season by bringing musicals to the mainstage, starting a tradition that is now the highlight of every season, including Cabaret, Next to Normal, Assassins, Ragtime, Dreamgirls, The Color Purple, Man of La Mancha, Guys and Dolls, In the Heights and West Side Story. Milwaukee Rep directing credits include the world premieres of One House Over, his own adaptation of the current A Christmas Carol, Five Presidents and American Song. Also directed for Milwaukee Rep: Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol, Things I Know To Be True (American Premiere), Junk, The Glass Menagerie,Of Mice and Men, Othello, Death of a Salesman, The History of Invulnerability, End of the Rainbow, Clybourne Park and Bombshells. Some of his New York and international work includes Speaking in Tongues, The Milliner and Blunt Speaking, in addition to creating and directing the West End and UK National Tour of Soul Train. Prior to joining Milwaukee Rep, Mark served as an Associate Artistic Director for several UK theater companies, most notably, Artistic Director for the award-winning Derby Playhouse in the UK from 1992-2002, where he directed over 40 productions. He has been nominated for an Olivier Award and several UK Theatre Awards, and has won three Barrymore Awards from his time at Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia. Mark is currently working with Ayad Akhtar on adapting his critically acclaimed novel American Dervish for the stage to make its world premiere at Milwaukee Rep in an upcoming season.

Headshot photo of
Dan Kazemi
Music Director/Conductor
Bio

Dan is a New York-based composer, actor, director, orchestrator and music director. He is an Associate Artist at Milwaukee Rep. He most recently directed Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash at Milwaukee Rep’s Stackner Cabaret and Actors Theatre of Louisville. His recent musical direction credits for Milwaukee Rep include Jacob Marley’s Dan is a New York-based composer, actor, director, orchestrator and music director. He is an Associate Artist at Milwaukee Rep. He most recently directed Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash at Milwaukee Rep’s Stackner Cabaret and Actors Theatre of Louisville. His recent musical direction credits for Milwaukee Rep include Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, A Christmas Carol, Nunsense, West Side Story, In the Heights, The All Night Strut!, Murder for Two, Guys and Dolls, Man of La Mancha and Dreamgirls. In Philadelphia, Dan musically directed Lizzie (Barrymore Award), Herringbone (Barrymore Nom) and orchestrated and musically directed the world premiere musicals Field Hockey Hot (Barrymore Nom) and Tulipomania. Dan’s music has been performed at Lincoln Center’s American Songbook Series, SDC’s Mr. Abbott Awards, Le Cirque de Demain in Paris, Ballet Fleming and in the 213 collective’s Untitled Project #213. Dan is also a composer of the new musical podcast, Mythic ThunderluteChristmas Carol, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, A Christmas Carol, Nunsense, West Side Story, In the Heights, The All Night Strut!, Murder for Two, Guys and Dolls, Man of La Mancha and Dreamgirls. In Philadelphia, Dan musically directed Lizzie (Barrymore Award), Herringbone (Barrymore Nom) and orchestrated and musically directed the world premiere musicals Field Hockey Hot (Barrymore Nom) and Tulipomania. Dan’s music has been performed at Lincoln Center’s American Songbook Series, SDC’s Mr. Abbott Awards, Le Cirque de Demain in Paris, Ballet Fleming and in the 213 collective’s Untitled Project #213. Dan is also a composer of the new musical podcast, Mythic Thunderlute.

Todd Edward Ivins
Scenic Designer
Alexander B. Tecoma
Costume Designer
Jeff Nellis
Lighting Designer
Barry G. Funderburg
Sound Designer
John Tanner
Original Music Score & Music Arranger
Michael Pink
Stage Movement Director
Jayne Pink
Dialect Coach
Jonathan Hetler
Casting Director/Associate Director
Jason Fassl
Associate Lighting Designer
Mike Patrick
Associate Sound Designer
Larry Moore
Orchestrations
Becca Lindsey *
Stage Manager
Kimberly Carolus *
Assistant Stage Manager
Hannah Steele
Stage Management Fellow
Cecilia Aguirre
Young Performers’ Stage Manager
Emily Pfaff
Young Performers’ Stage Manager
William Freeman III
Assistant Director
Annika Perez-Krikorian
Line Producer
Jeffrey Mosser
Line Producer
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Todd Edward Ivins
Scenic Designer
Alexander B. Tecoma
Costume Designer
Jeff Nellis
Lighting Designer
Barry G. Funderburg
Sound Designer
John Tanner
Original Music Score & Music Arranger
Michael Pink
Stage Movement Director
Jayne Pink
Dialect Coach
Jonathan Hetler
Casting Director/Associate Director
Jason Fassl
Associate Lighting Designer
Mike Patrick
Associate Sound Designer
Larry Moore
Orchestrations
Becca Lindsey *
Stage Manager
Kimberly Carolus *
Assistant Stage Manager
Hannah Steele
Stage Management Fellow
Cecilia Aguirre
Young Performers’ Stage Manager
Emily Pfaff
Young Performers’ Stage Manager
William Freeman III
Assistant Director
Annika Perez-Krikorian
Line Producer
Jeffrey Mosser
Line Producer

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

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