Perf. Arts

Holiday favorite returns to Pabst Theater



By TimeOut Staff

November 21, 2013

MILWAUKEE - “A Christmas Carol” is back for a 38th year.  

The Milwaukee Repertory Theater will stage the traditional holiday favorite from Nov. 29 through Dec. 24 at the Pabst Theater, 144 E. Wells St. Adapted by Joseph Hanreddy and Edward Morgan, Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” is filled with music, stunning costumes and dancing.  

According to a release, Rep associate artist Aaron Posner returns to direct the production. He directed The Rep’s “To Kill a Mockingbird,” which broke all-time attendance records during the 2011-12 season, as well as the lyrical production of “My Name is Asher Lev” in 2010.  

“It is a delight to be back with "A Christmas Carol’ at The Rep for my second time. This story never gets old,” Posner said.  

Accomplished stage actor Christopher Donahue returns to portray Ebenezer Scrooge. Also returning to this year’s production are Melody Betts, Renata Friedman, Marti Gobel, Alexander Pawlowski, Jonathan Smoots, Luigi Sottile, Emily Trask and Jonathan Wainwright.  

New to the cast are Michael Doherty and Beth Mulkerron, who both were recently seen in The Rep’s hit production of “Ragtime,” and guest actor Craig Wallace, who will be making his Rep debut. Rep associate artist James Pickering also joins the cast this year.  

“‘A Christmas Carol’ is an integral part of our season each year and we are so fortunate to be able to perform it in the beautiful Pabst Theater,” Rep Artistic Director Mark Clements said.  

The cast of “A Christmas Carol” has 19 child actors: Jacob Badovski, Milwaukee; Mariah Broman, Mequon; Elliot Brotherhood, Mequon; Amya Camberos, Milwaukee; Regan Carter, Waukesha; Freedom Gobel, Milwaukee; Eliza Hake, Menomonee Falls; Riley Halpern, Whitefish Bay; Megan Haupt, Fond du Lac; Kate Ketelhohn, Cedarburg; Josh MacCudden, Nashotah; Carlos Meyers, Milwaukee; Alyssa Sachs, Cudahy; Leah Schiman, Mequon; Dominic Schiro, Milwaukee; Gabe Smith, New Berlin; Victoria (Tory) Trettin, Whitefish Bay; Jack Trettin, Whitefish Bay; and Claire Zempel, Wauwatosa.  

Tickets range from $15 to $75. They can be purchased online at, through The Rep’s ticket office by calling 414-224-9490 or in person at 108 E. Wells St. Group tickets are also available for purchase by calling 414-290-5340.  

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