Of course A Christmas Carol is the family oriented event of the season for the Milwaukee Repertory Theater. The run starts November 30, 2021 and ends December 24, 2021 and as in years past is at the Pabst Theater next to the Rep’s theater complex.
So on October 4th, you can get tickets at 25% off…but it’s just that ONE day!
Our “A Christmas Carol” One Day Sale is just one week away! Start making your holiday plans now – get up to 25% off tickets for the whole family on Monday, Oct. 4. Experience the magic this holiday season!Click here next Monday, October 4, 2021 to save 25% on A Christmas Carol!
According to an article posted in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel this morning, most major Milwaukee area arts groups and presenters will require proof of vaccination against COVID or proof of a negative test for COVID within the previous 72 hours. This policy of course coincides with similar policies being enforced by Summerfest, the Pabst Theater Group, Milwaukee Film, and any number of performers who are currently on tour. The policy will apply to all audience members 12 years and older.
This will impact the touring performances of Hamilton and of course local season offerings like the Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s A Christmas Carol and the Milwaukee Ballet’s Nutcracker.
The arts organizations who have signed on to the policy include:
- Black Arts MKE
- First Stage
- Florentine Opera
- Marcus Performing Arts Center
- Milwaukee Ballet
- Milwaukee Chamber Theatre
- Milwaukee Repertory Theater
- Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
- Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra
- Present Music
- Skylight Music Theatre
“Creating a unified safety policy for our organizations follows the guidance from local and national health experts, and more importantly, it means we’re doing what’s best for our audiences to help reduce their risk of illness while keeping the arts community healthy, safe and protected,” said Milwaukee Rep executive director Chad Bauman in the statement.
Policies on masks are not part of this initiative and will be determined by the individual groups…so audience members should visit each organization’s website for current details or call to get the latest information. And the groups will offer refunds for previously purchased tickets. Contact their box offices for information.
“I am grateful our partners have made the tough decisions to protect our residents so we can all enjoy Milwaukee’s performing arts,” said Kirsten Johnson, Milwaukee’s health commissioner.
Update 9/3/2021: I have just received an email from Renaissance Theaterworks that states they too are requiring proof of vaccination or negative tests for all audience members 12 and over, from September 1 through December 31, 2021. They are also requiring all audience members to wear a mask except when eating or drinking at the theater. Again, contact RTW directly if you have any questions.
Free Day of Theater
On Saturday, October 2, we will be hosting a “Free Day of Theater” with 10 events at the Patty & Jay Baker Theater Complex. Events will include: Welcome Back Concerts, a showcase of New Play Development projects in process and a performance by our Professional Training Institute teen ensemble. In addition, there will be a dance master class, behind-the-scenes demonstrations with Rep artisans, a panel discussion about our John (Jack) D. Lewis New Play Development program and a town hall with Rep leadership on the future of the theater. All events are free but advance ticket reservations are required.
Our “Free Day of Theater” will run 12:00pm to 7:30pm with each event lasting 60 minutes. Please see the schedule of events below.
And if you missed the link above, here’s the rest of the info and the place to order tickets: Free Day of Theater