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Presented by Jay Franke and David Herro

A Christmas Carol

By Charles Dickens
Adapted & Directed by Mark Clements

November 30 — December 24, 2021

Pabst Theater

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


Milwaukee’s Favorite Holiday Tradition

Make up for lost time with family and friends this holiday season as our full ensemble production joyfully returns to the historic Pabst Theater. 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 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. Featuring Lee E. Ernst as Ebenezer Scrooge, it’s the perfect way for audiences of all ages to celebrate the season!

"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

Equipment Sponsor
Studio Gear


COVID PROTOCOLS

As announced in September, all patrons will be required to follow the protocols listed below when attending our productions. For those 12 and older:

  • Proof of a full COVID vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of your performance date
  • Wear masks through your time in our building

Note: If a patron can’t provide one of the items above, they will not be able to attend. For those audience members 11 and younger they do not need to provide the above but do need to wear a mask.

Please be sure all the people attending with you know about the COVID safety protocols.

Arrival Time
Please arrive 30 minutes prior to curtain to allow time to go through our vaccine safety check-in station before you enter the theater.

Learn more about our COVID Health & Safety protocols here.

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Cast

Headshot photo of Lee E. Ernst *
Lee E. Ernst *
Ebenezer Scrooge
Headshot photo of Jordan Anthony Arredondo *
Jordan Anthony Arredondo *
Fred
Headshot photo of Gabriela Bastardo
Gabriela Bastardo
Fan
Headshot photo of Isabella Chang
Isabella Chang
Alice
Headshot photo of Phinlee Clarkin
Phinlee Clarkin
Ensemble
Headshot photo of Mark Corkins *
Mark Corkins *
Ghost of Marley
Headshot photo of Braden Crothers
Braden Crothers
Boy Scrooge, Mathew Cratchit
Headshot photo of Todd Denning *
Todd Denning *
Ghost of Christmas Present
Headshot photo of Jamey Feshold
Jamey Feshold
Dick Wilkins, Ghost of Christmas Future
Headshot photo of Sierra Fuller
Sierra Fuller
Belinda Cratchit
Headshot photo of Lileth Gayle
Lileth Gayle
Ensemble
Headshot photo of Paxton Haley
Paxton Haley
Turkey Boy
Headshot photo of Zoah Hirano
Zoah Hirano
Emily Cratchit
Headshot photo of Carrie Hitchcock *
Carrie Hitchcock *
Mrs. Fezziwig
Headshot photo of Jared Brandt Hoover
Jared Brandt Hoover
Ensemble
Headshot photo of Liam Jeninga
Liam Jeninga
Teen Scrooge
Headshot photo of Rogelio Raul Noriega Joseph
Rogelio Raul Noriega Joseph
Peter Cratchit
Headshot photo of Kevin Kantor *
Kevin Kantor *
Ghost of Christmas Past
Headshot photo of Michael Kostreza
Michael Kostreza
Thomas
Headshot photo of Zachery Lavoe
Zachery Lavoe
Ensemble
Headshot photo of Zion Lavoe
Zion Lavoe
Martha Cratchit
Headshot photo of Ziva Lavoe
Ziva Lavoe
Want
Headshot photo of George Lorimer
George Lorimer
Belle’s Husband
Headshot photo of Reese Madigan *
Reese Madigan *
Bob Cratchit
Headshot photo of Kelty Morash
Kelty Morash
Caroline
Headshot photo of Sophie Murk
Sophie Murk
Nanny
Headshot photo of Ruth Ohlendorf
Ruth Ohlendorf
Ensemble
Headshot photo of Natalie Ottman
Natalie Ottman
Ensemble
Headshot photo of Christopher Peltier *
Christopher Peltier *
Young Scrooge
Headshot photo of James Pickering *
James Pickering *
Mr. Fezziwig
Headshot photo of Max Pink
Max Pink
Ensemble
Headshot photo of Rána Roman *
Rána Roman *
Mrs. Cratchit
Headshot photo of Quinn Sison
Quinn Sison
Ignorance
Headshot photo of Lainey Techtmann
Lainey Techtmann
Tiny Tim
Headshot photo of Vivian Vaeth
Vivian Vaeth
Ellen
Headshot photo of Aja Wiltshire *
Aja Wiltshire *
Belle
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Headshot photo of
Lee E. Ernst *
Ebenezer Scrooge
Headshot photo of
Jordan Anthony Arredondo *
Fred
Headshot photo of
Gabriela Bastardo
Fan
Headshot photo of
Isabella Chang
Alice
Headshot photo of
Phinlee Clarkin
Ensemble
Headshot photo of
Mark Corkins *
Ghost of Marley
Headshot photo of
Braden Crothers
Boy Scrooge, Mathew Cratchit
Headshot photo of
Todd Denning *
Ghost of Christmas Present
Headshot photo of
Jamey Feshold
Dick Wilkins, Ghost of Christmas Future
Headshot photo of
Sierra Fuller
Belinda Cratchit
Headshot photo of
Lileth Gayle
Ensemble
Headshot photo of
Paxton Haley
Turkey Boy
Headshot photo of
Zoah Hirano
Emily Cratchit
Headshot photo of
Carrie Hitchcock *
Mrs. Fezziwig
Headshot photo of
Jared Brandt Hoover
Ensemble
Headshot photo of
Liam Jeninga
Teen Scrooge
Headshot photo of
Rogelio Raul Noriega Joseph
Peter Cratchit
Headshot photo of
Kevin Kantor *
Ghost of Christmas Past
Headshot photo of
Michael Kostreza
Thomas
Headshot photo of
Zachery Lavoe
Ensemble
Headshot photo of
Zion Lavoe
Martha Cratchit
Headshot photo of
Ziva Lavoe
Want
Headshot photo of
George Lorimer
Belle’s Husband
Headshot photo of
Reese Madigan *
Bob Cratchit
Headshot photo of
Kelty Morash
Caroline
Headshot photo of
Sophie Murk
Nanny
Headshot photo of
Ruth Ohlendorf
Ensemble
Headshot photo of
Natalie Ottman
Ensemble
Headshot photo of
Christopher Peltier *
Young Scrooge
Headshot photo of
James Pickering *
Mr. Fezziwig
Headshot photo of
Max Pink
Ensemble
Headshot photo of
Rána Roman *
Mrs. Cratchit
Headshot photo of
Quinn Sison
Ignorance
Headshot photo of
Lainey Techtmann
Tiny Tim
Headshot photo of
Vivian Vaeth
Ellen
Headshot photo of
Aja Wiltshire *
Belle

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
Leda Hoffmann
Associate Director
Jason Fassl
Assistant Lighting Designer
Larry Moore
Orchestrations
Becca Lindsey *
Stage Manager
Kimberly Carolus *
Assistant Stage Manager
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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
Leda Hoffmann
Associate Director
Jason Fassl
Assistant Lighting Designer
Larry Moore
Orchestrations
Becca Lindsey *
Stage Manager
Kimberly Carolus *
Assistant Stage Manager

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

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