Friday, Dec. 20, 2013
A Christmas Carol
For more than three decades, the Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s technically dazzling production of Charles Dickens’ classic tale A Christmas Carol has been one of Milwaukee’s most cherished Christmas traditions. This year’s production, which runs through Dec. 24 at the Pabst Theater, returns Aaron Posner to the director’s chair with actor Christopher Donahue in tow as the world’s most notorious miser. Posner continues to tinker with the Joseph Hanreddy-Edward Morgan music-oriented adaptation; the comic relief and sight gags make this one of the funniest Christmas Carols ever. And in a shrewd acting move to avoid typecasting, veteran Scrooge actor Jim Pickering returns as a proper and charming Mrs. Fezziwig.