It’s Time To Make Your Christmas Carol Plans At The Milwaukee Repertory Theater…Virtually Of Course!

Hey, this may be a little repetitive, but it’s great news, and the reminder just hit my email inbox this morning! But here again, are all of the details you need to need join the Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s presentations of a reprise of A Christmas Carol (and it’s free) and their 2020 presentation of Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol (and it’s a bargain!).

photo courtesy of the Milwaukee Repertory Theater

Purchase to watch Dec 10 – 24 Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol featuring Lee E. Ernst

A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the incomparable Lee E. Ernst playing more than a dozen characters in the Dickens’ classic with a unique soundscape developed by foley artist Dan Kazemi, under the direction of Milwaukee Rep Artistic Director Mark Clements. Our fully realized production will be taped and distributed to a limited number of people on a first come, first served basis. The production will be available to view for $20 per household December 10 – 24. Proceeds from streaming sales will be used to employ and compensate artists involved in the production.

Click here from more details on Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol at the Milwaukee Rep!

And purchase virtual TICKETS HERE!

And for those of you who want to enjoy the Milwaukee Rep’s A Christmas Carol, you can sign up for a live stream presentation, here are some details!

photo courtesy of the Milwaukee Repertory Theater

FREE from December 1 – 24 Mark Clements’ Classic Production of A Christmas Carol

Each year, nearly 40,000 people experience Milwaukee Rep Artistic Director Mark Clements’ epic adaptation at the beautiful historic Pabst Theater. We are opening our video vault to bring you a never-before-seen recording of the 2016 production filmed and produced by HMS Media. This production will be available for FREE to view December 1 – 24 as our gift to theater lovers worldwide.

And for more details on this presentation, click here!

AND, to receive the free link to this production please fill out the registration form via THIS LINK!

Merry Christmas!

Milwaukee Rep Cancels “Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol”

This is sad news indeed. Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol was the first play scheduled for the renewed Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s 2020/21 season. And this was a much anticipated return of Rep favorite Lee Ernst for the holiday season. And I was looking forward to a new telling and a new viewpoint on this classic tale. But I agree with the Rep’s decision. As Wisconsin continues to set records for daily positive cases of COVID-19, it would be foolish to put the audiences and staff of the theater at risk right now.

Here is a few details from the email that I received this morning…and the full story appears here.

Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol

Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the incomparable Lee E. Ernst playing more than a dozen characters in the Dickens’ classic with a unique soundscape developed by foley artist Dan Kazemi, under the direction of Artistic Director Mark Clements. Our fully realized production will be taped and distributed to a limited number of people on a first come, first served basis. The production will be available to view for $20 during the month of December. Proceeds from ticket sales will be used to employ and compensate artists involved in the production. Look for more details on how you can purchase tickets later this month.

So please, make the most of this holiday season and purchase a ticket to Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol. It will not only enlighten your holiday but help support the Milwaukee Repertory Theater. (something we talked about a bit ago)

And for those of you who have had a holiday tradition of seeing the Milwaukee Rep’s A Christmas Carol at the Pabst Theater…you don’t have to miss out on that this year either. The Rep will be streaming a complete multi-camera recording of their 2016 presentation. And these two events are not Zoom readings, but full streaming video stage presentations…so they should be a great way for all of us to celebrate the 2020 holiday season!

Mark Clements’ Classic Production of A Christmas Carol

Each year, nearly 40,000 people experience Artistic Director Mark Clements’ epic production at the beautiful, historic Pabst Theater. We are opening our video vault to bring a never-before-seen recording of the record-breaking 2016 production filmed and produced by HMS Media. The production will be available for FREE to view during the month of December on our website as our gift to theater lovers worldwide. Donations encouraged and welcomed.

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It seems that I have been sharing too much sad news around theater cancellations this year. But this time there is a silver lining and we have alternatives and we can still enjoy a unique and expressive A Christmas Carol in our homes.

Merry Christmas.

And again, the full details can be found here.

MKE Repertory Theater: Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol: ONE DAY Ticket Sale October 12

This is going to be a unique theater experience for the 2020 holiday season. Despite the fact that the COVID-19 pandemic has kept the Milwaukee Repertory Theater from staging their annual tradition of a Christmas Carol at the Pabst Theater…Milwaukee Rep fans don’t have to totally lose out on some great seasonal theater.

Instead, in the Quadracci Powerhouse theater, Lee Ernst will be the solo actor in the Rep’s first time presentation of Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol….directed by Mark Clements and written by Tom Mula…with an original new set on the mainstage!

AND there will be a one day ticket sale on October 12, 2020. See the photo below and here is the link to the Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s website for more information! Don’t miss your chance to reserve your seats and save a few dollars as well!!

And please note: Here is the link to the Rep’s COVID-19 precautions and guidelines. They are committed to providing you with a safe and comfortable theater experience.