The Milwaukee Rep celebrates a holiday tradition, bringing Charles Dickens’ classic morality tale to life
About This Deal
- Seating: Orchestra, mezzanine, or gallery
- Must purchase tickets in the same transaction to sit together.
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- Length of performance: 2 hours and 8 minutes with one 20-minute intermission
A Christmas Carol
In Charles Dickens’s timeless Yuletide ghost story, an inveterate miser discovers there is more to the holiday season than making up words like “humbug.” It’s Christmas Eve and Ebenezer Scrooge thinks that his sole concession to the spirit of generosity—grudgingly giving his long-suffering clerk Bob Cratchit tomorrow off with pay—will be the day’s only unpleasant event. But that’s before the shade of his deceased partner, Jacob Marley, drops by wearing a preview of the chains that Scrooge himself has forged through a lifetime of greed. Three other spirits soon follow and whisk Scrooge on a journey through time, where he reflects on a love lost with the Ghost of Christmas Past, peeks in on the present-day poverty—and good cheer—of the Cratchit house with the Ghost of Christmas Present, and quakes before the horror of dying alone and unloved with the Ghost of Christmas Future. Like most high-school calculus tests, it all ends up being a dream, giving Scrooge one last chance to redeem himself and save Tiny Tim.
About Milwaukee Repertory Theater
Every year the staggering scope of the Milwaukee Repertory Theater spans 11 plays—and more than 600 performances. Since first raising its curtain in 1954 at the Fred Miller Theatre, each season has been packed to the brim with both classic and contemporary favorites from Broadway and beyond. 2019/20 season, for instance, includes productions of the classic musical West Side Story, Powerful new work Eclipsed, and The Nerd. As if this weren't a packed enough calendar, the Rep also hosts regular cultural events, offers classes for grownups and young adults, and manages to remember the birthday of every single person in Milwaukee.