Milwaukee Repertory Theater Announces Special Events for “A Christmas Carol”

MILWAUKEE REPERTORY THEATER ANNOUNCES

SPECIAL EVENTS AND GUEST APPEARANCES FOR

THE WORLD PREMIERE ADAPTATION OF A Christmas Carol

November 7, 2016 – (Milwaukee, WI) Milwaukee Repertory Theater commemorates the brand new world premiere adaptation of A Christmas Carol in a series of special events and guest appearances. Hear Carolers, see Scrooge, and take in the spirit of Milwaukee’s favorite holiday tradition. An opportunity for the community to connect with performers, local leaders, and media personalities, these events are sure to spread holiday cheer from now through the end of the year!

 

HOLIDAY EVENTS

The following events feature A Christmas Carol performers, are unique previews to this year’s full production, and provide a chance to snap some festive photographs!

 

Carolers perform at Milwaukee Public Library

Saturday, November 12, 12pm

Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee

The Rep Carolers will visit MPL’s Central Branch to perform carols and share information about the world premiere adaptation of A Christmas Carol. A great opportunity to get into the Christmas spirit and celebrate Charles Dickens’ beloved novel.  This event is free and open to the public.

 

TMJ4 Live at Noon

Tuesday, November 15, 12pm

Tune in to hear VIP Walk-on Guest and TMJ4 anchor Susan Kim talk with a member of the cast to get an inside look at the new A Christmas Carol and get some pointers for her big stage debut on Friday, December 9th.

 

TMJ4 Morning Blend Guest Appearance

Wednesday, November 16, 9am

Tune in to the Morning Blend to hear your first dose of The Rep’s carolers and learn more about the brand new production of A Christmas Carol from our new Scrooge, Jonathan Wainwright.

 

103rd Annual City/County Christmas Tree Lighting

Thursday, November 17, 5:00pm
City Hall, corner of Wells and Water St.

Join the A Christmas Carol Carolers as they “sing in” the holiday season at Milwaukee’s annual tree lighting ceremony, the second oldest Christmas tree tradition in the United States!

 

Holiday Lights Festival Kick Off

Thursday, November 17, 6pm

Pere Marquette, 900 N. Plankinton Road

Be sure to enjoy the downtown holiday lights, hot coco, fireworks and the sound of The Rep Carolers at the Holiday Lights Festival Kick off.  This event is free and open to the public.

 

2016 Milwaukee Holiday Parade

Saturday, November 19, 9:30am

Broadcast live on FOX6

Catch a few of your favorite A Christmas Carol characters in costume! Whether you watch from the comfort of home or are out on the parade route. For more information, please visit: http://www.milwaukeeparade.com

 

Deck the Streets of Old Milwaukee

Saturday, November 19, 11am

Milwaukee Public Museum, 800 W. Wells Street

The Rep Carolers will perform at the “Deck the Streets of Old Milwaukee” kick-off event.  Enjoy traditional holiday carols while experiencing the Streets of Old Milwaukee like never before as the beloved turn-of-the century exhibit is transformed in to a Victorian-era holiday wonderland.

 

Whitefish Bay Holiday Stroll

Friday, November 25, 5pm

Silver Spring Drive in Whitefish Bay

The Rep Carolers will stroll in the parade and help light the Christmas Tree in front of Sendik’s to kick off the Whitefish Bay Holiday season.

 

WISN Arts Page Interview

Saturday, November 26, 8:45am

Tune in to WISN 12 news to learn about what’s new in this year’s world premiere adaptation of A Christmas Carol.

 

Colectivo – Friday Song Series

Friday, December 2, 4pm

Colectivo Shorewood, 4500 N Oakland Ave

The Rep’s Carolers to perform some of your favorite Christmas songs to get you in the mood for the opening of A Christmas Carol.  This event is free and open to the public.

Milwaukee Public Market Holiday Shopping

Saturday, December 3, 11am

Milwaukee Public Market, 400 North Water Street

The Rep Carolers will spread Christmas cheer to all the holiday shoppers at the Milwaukee Public Market.

 

Milwaukee Bucks Game 

Monday, December 5, 5:30-7pm

BMO Harris Bradley Center, 1001 N. 4th Street, Milwaukee

The Rep Carolers will perform your holiday favorites to fans gearing up for the Bucks v San Antonio Spurs game.

 

FOX 6 Wake Up and Real Milwaukee

Wednesday, December 7, 7am – 10am

Tune in to Fox 6 Wake Up and Real Milwaukee from 7am – 10am as Carl Deffenbaugh reports LIVE from the Pabst stage to go behind the scenes of this year’s new A Christmas Carol.

 

Coco with Clauses in Cathedral Square Park

Saturday, December 10, 11-12pm

Cathedral Square Park, 520 E Wells

Treat you and your family to Santa and Mrs. Claus, Free Cocoa & Cookies, Face Painting, Reindeer Games and Holiday music from The Rep’s own Carolers.  This event is free and open to the public.

 

GUEST APPEARANCES

The Cast and Crew of A Christmas Carol welcome the following special guests in a series of on-stage appearances throughout the run of the show:

 

 

We Energies VP of Local Affairs Thelma Sias – Tuesday, November 29 at 7pm

Hank the Ballpark Pup – Thursday, December 1 at 7:30pm

“Wisconsin Foodie” host Kyle Cherek – Tuesday, December 6 at 7pm

620 WTMJ host Jane Matenaer – Thursday, December 8 at 7:30pm

TODAY’S TMJ4 Daybreak Anchor Susan Kim – Friday, December 9 at 7:30pm

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel columnist Jim Stingl – Tuesday, December 13 at 7pm

Marquette University President Dr. Michael R. Lovell – Wednesday, December 14 at 7pm

 

A Christmas Carol is proudly presented by Wells Fargo with media sponsorship from Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and equipment sponsored by Studio Gear.  A Christmas Carol and runs at The Pabst Theater from November 29 – December 24.  Tickets can be purchased online 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.

 

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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, 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, celebrating its 40th Anniversary in 2015, at the beautiful and 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.

 

The Milwaukee Repertory Theater is a cornerstone member of the United Performing Arts Fund (UPAF).

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