Milwaukee Repertory Theater
Press Release

Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s A Christmas Carol On-Sale Breaks Box Office Record

With $500,000 in sales.

By - Jul 24th, 2017 12:00 pm

July 24, 2017 – (Milwaukee) Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s hit new production of A Christmas Carol, broke box office records last week during the Wednesday, July 19, 2017 on-sale.   A Christmas Carol sold 13,000 tickets resulting in $500,000 in sales, making it the highest grossing on-sale in Milwaukee Rep history.  “We’re so pleased that Mark’s adaptation and production that debuted last year has set a new all-time sales record,” states Managing Director Chad Bauman. “It shows that the production delighted the child in all of us, reminding us all the value of the Christmas spirit.”

The Rep’s hit new A Christmas Carol adaptation, written and directed by Artistic Director Mark Clements, is a tale of love, hope and  redemption with just the right blend of beautiful music, lively dancing, stunning sets and eye-popping special effects. It is a dazzling Christmas feast with enough theatrical goodies to fill any sized stocking hung by the chimney with care.

Milwaukee Rep favorite Jonathan Wainwright (Of Mice of Men, A Christmas Carol), will reprise his role as Scrooge, portraying one of Dicken’s most recognizable characters. The cast also features returning actors Angela Iannone as Mrs. Fezziwig, Reese Madigan as Mr. Crachit, Rana Roman as Mrs. Crachit, and Deborah Staples as the Ghost of Christmas Past. Michael J. Farina (Man of La Mancha) joins the cast as Mr. Fezziwig.  Complete casting to be announced soon.

A Christmas Carol features music direction by Rep Associate Artist Dan Kazemi, set design by Rep Associate Artist Todd Edward Ivins, costume design by Alexander B. Tecoma, lighting design by Jeff Nillis, sound design by Barry G. Furdenburg, original music score and music arranged by Rep Associate Artist John Tanner, and hair and make-up designed by Lara Dalbey.

A Christmas Carol runs November 28 – December 24 in the historic Pabst Theater. Tickets can be purchased at, by calling The Rep’s Ticket Office at 414-224-9490 or in-person at 108 East Wells Street in downtown Milwaukee.  A Christmas Carol is presented by Wells Fargo.

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About Milwaukee Repertory Theater

Milwaukee Rep is a nationally-recognized company that presents compelling dramas, powerful classics, award-winning contemporary works and full-scale musicals housed in its three unique performance venues – the Quadracci Powerhouse, Stiemke Studio and Stackner Cabaret. The Rep also produces an annual production of A Christmas Carol, featuring a hit new adaptation in 2016, at the historic Pabst Theater.  Under the leadership of Artistic Director Mark Clements and Managing Director Chad Bauman, Milwaukee Repertory Theater ignites positive change in the cultural, social, and economic vitality of its community by creating world-class theater experiences that entertain, provoke, and inspire meaningful dialogue among an audience representative of Milwaukee’s rich diversity.

NOTE: This press release was submitted to Urban Milwaukee and was not written by an Urban Milwaukee writer. It has not been verified for its accuracy or completeness.

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