FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 13, 2016
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CAST AND CREATIVE TEAM ANNOUNCED
FOR WORLD PREMIERE ADAPTATION OF
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
JONATHAN WAINWRIGHT AS SCROOGE WITH
ANGELA IANNONE, CHIKE JOHNSON,
JONATHAN SMOOTS, DEBORAH STAPLES AND MORE…
July 13, 2016 – (Milwaukee, WI) Milwaukee Repertory Theater announces casting for the World Premiere adaptation of A Christmas Carol. Previously announced Milwaukee Rep favorite Jonathan Wainwright (Of Mice of Men, A Christmas Carol as Mr. Cratchit), will make his debut as Scrooge becoming the 12th actor in Milwaukee Rep history to portray one of Dicken’s most recognizable characters. He’ll be joined by many familiar faces including Associate Artist Jonathan Gillard Daly (Man of La Mancha, Of Mice and Men) as Mr. Fezziwig, Michael Doherty (Ragtime) as Fred, Associate Artist Angela Iannone as Mrs. Fezziwig, Chike Johnson (Of Mice and Men) as Ghost of Christmas Present, Associate Artist Reese Madigan (Five Presidents) as Bob Cratchit, Associate Artist Jonathan Smoots (A Christmas Carol) as Marley, Malkia Stampley (Dreamgirls) as Mrs. Cratchit and Associate Artist Deborah Staples (Harvey, The Amish Project) as Ghost of Christmas Past. Complete casting to be announced at a later date.
Featuring the same traditional story, Milwaukee Rep presents a new adaptation of A Christmas Carol written and directed by Artistic Director Mark Clements. This immersive take on the holiday favorite features the production team that realized recent hits like Dreamgirls and Ragtime, and features brand new musical orchestrations by Associate Artist John Tanner. The festive, family-friendly, ghost story takes place on the largest and most complicated set in Milwaukee Rep’s history designed by Associate Artist Todd Edward Ivins with lush new costumes by Alexander B. Tecoma, masterful lighting design by Associate Artist Jeff Nellis, thoughtful sound design by Barry G. Funderburg and lively stage movement by Michael Pink.
Milwaukee Rep is still accepting submissions for a new Tiny Tim and several other Young Performers roles. Boys and girls of all ethnicities, ages 5 – 17, are encouraged to audition for the rare opportunity of performing alongside seasoned professionals in this Milwaukee Holiday tradition. Submissions are due Monday, July 25. For more information on how to submit your child for an audition please visit www.MilwaukeeRep.com
The A Christmas Carol One Day Sale on Monday, July 25 offers up to a 25% discount on all tickets when using promotional code SNOW. Tickets can be purchased at www.MilwaukeeRep.com, by calling The Rep’s Ticket Office at 414-224-9490 or in-person at 108 East Wells Street in downtown Milwaukee. The Rep’s Ticket Office will be open from 9am to 6pm for the One Day Sale and the special pricing online will be available from 7am to 11:59pm. A Christmas Carol begins performances November 29 and runs through December 24 at the historic Pabst Theater. A Christmas Carol is presented by Wells Fargo.
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.
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