Milwaukee Repertory Theater
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Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s “A Christmas Carol” Returns to the Histoic Pabst Theater

November 28 – December 24, 2017

By - Nov 2nd, 2017 11:01 am

11/2/2017 (Milwaukee, WI) – Milwaukee Repertory Theater’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.  A Christmas Carol runs November 28 – December 24, 2017 in the Historic Pabst Theater. It is a dazzling Christmas feast with enough theatrical goodies to fill any sized stocking hung by the chimney with care.

A Christmas Carol cast features Milwaukee Rep favorite Jonathan Wainwright (Of Mice of Men, A Christmas Carol), reprising his role as Scrooge, portraying one of Dicken’s most recognizable characters. The cast also features returning actors Associate Artist Angela Iannone as Mrs. Fezziwig, Associate Artist Reese Madigan as Mr. Crachit, Rana Roman as Mrs. Crachit, Jonathan Smoots as Marley, and Deborah Staples as the Ghost of Christmas Past.  Todd Denning (Optimist Theater’s Much Ado) joins the cast as Ghost of Christmas Present, Michael J. Farina (Man of La Mancha) as Mr. Fezziwig, Arya Daire (Writers’ Theatre Julius Caesar) as Belle, Jesse Bhamrah (2016/17 Emerging Professional Resident) as Fred, Christopher Peltier (Illinois Shakespeare Peter and the Starcatcher) as Young Scrooge and Ashley Bock (Want in A Christmas Carol 2016) as Tiny Tim.

A Christmas Carol is adapted and directed by Artistic Director Mark Clements with music direction by Associate Artist Dan Kazemi, set design by Associate Artist Todd Edward Ivins, costume design by Alexander B. Tecoma, lighting design by Associate Artist Jeff Nellis, sound design by Barry G. Funderburg, original music score and music arranged by Associate Artist John Tanner, stage movement by Michael Pink, production dramaturgy by Brent Hazelton, dialect coaching by Jayne Pink, hair and make-up designed by Lara Dalbey, and associate direction by Leda Hoffmann.

A Christmas Carol youth ensemble includes Teddy Anagnostopoulos from Menomonee Falls, Taylor Shanel Barnes from Milwaukee, Eloise Bejma from Grafton, Jack Burns from Wauwatosa, Makayla Campbell from Shorewood, Amalia Cecsarini from Whitefish Bay, Juliana Garcia-Malacara from Racine, Jakobie Jackson from Milwaukee, Liam Jeninga from Delavan, Tighe Leszczynski from Mequon, Kia Liebenstein from Milwaukee, Gabe Smith from Fox Point, Ethan Sprague from Wauwatosa, Jack Trettin from Whitefish Bay, Tory Trettin from Whitefish Bay, Anthony Wells from Milwaukee and Olivia Vitrano from Greendale.

A Christmas Carol is proudly presented by Wells Fargo with executive producers Jay Franke and David Herro.  Additional support comes from the United Performing Arts Fund;  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Media Sponsor; Studio Gear, Equipment Sponsor and Wisconsin Department of Tourism. A Christmas Carol runs at The Historic Pabst Theater from November 28 – December 24.  Tickets can be purchased online, 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 Public Performance Calendar

Artists, dates and tickets prices are subject to change

A Christmas Carol Public Performance Calendar

A Christmas Carol Public Performance Calendar

::Fact Sheet::

A Christmas Carol

November 28 – December 24 (Opening Night Friday, December 1, 7:30 pm) in the Historic Pabst Theater

Written by Charles Dickens | Adapted and Directed by Artistic Director Mark Clements

Access Services

American Sign Language Interpreted Performance: Wednesday, December 13 at 7pm – the show will be signed for patrons who are deaf or have low hearing.


Tickets:, by phone at 414-224-9490, or at the Ticket Office at 108 E Wells Street, Milwaukee.

Hours: 12noon – 6pm; on performance days the Ticket Office remains open until 15 minutes past curtain.

Group Sales: Discounted tickets for parties of 10+. Call 414-290-5340.

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 World Premiere of a 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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