“Miracle on 34th Street lights up the holidays!”
– James Hebert, San Diego Union Tribune
Local performers bring the classic story of Miracle on 34th Street to the stage in 1940s-style radio hour in this live musical radio play. From the live sponsor spots, to the use of period microphones, to the sounds effects crew right there with the actors – the result is a nostalgic evening of entertainment from yesteryear. Actors juggle different parts, throwing their voices and racing to different microphones on the stage to re-creatememorable characters in the imaginations of the viewing and listening audience. Directed by Danielle Schafer-Cloke.
When a department store Santa claims he’s the real Kris Kringle, his case gets taken all the way to the Supreme Court and a little girl’s belief makes the difference in the ‘miracle.’ With live Foley effects and a score of holiday carols, Miracle on 34th Street is a beloved musical that will melt even the most cynical of hearts.
Experience both performances! The public is invited to be part of the live studio audience at the Numerica Performing Arts Center on December 17 at 7:30pm. Then, it will be rebroadcast on Christmas Eve at 7:30pm. Must be 5 years or older to be part of the live studio audience.
Kris Kringle: Gary Hesse
Doris Walker: Kaitlyn Straub
Susan Walker: Cathy Bronson
Fred Gailey: Scott Pearl
Announcer: Steve Sandman
Drunk Santa/Judge/Commercials: Aaron Mitchell
Shellhammer/Dr. Pierce/Commercials: Jonny Shipman
R.H. Macy/Commercials: Matthew Pippin
Alfred/Commercials: Michael Murphy
Sawyer/Thomas Mara: Jeff Anderson
Miss Prong/Commercials: Julie Kuntz
Mother/Mrs. Mara/Commercials: Maribeth Brisky
Mortimer/Tommy/Commercials: Maclain Larson
Girl/Commercials: Katie Ranggli
2nd Mother/Nurse/Commercials: Susan Lagsdin
Gimbel/Postman/Commercials: Ernest Palmer
Charley/Commercials: Bill Dick
Boy/Commercials: Caleb Clifton