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November 16 – December 9
MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET, THE PLAY
by Mountain Community Theater
Directed by Peter Gelblum
Tickets will be available to the public on October 26.
Join us for MCT’s 10th production (and first since 2012) of its very own “Miracle” – the play that MCT’s founders wrote and first produced in 1982. The holiday favorite tells the heart-warming story, familiar to most from the classic 1947 film, of a gentle old man named Kris Kringle who believes he is Santa Claus and who uses kindness and generosity to convince a little girl and then everyone else that he is, in fact, St. Nick.
Miracle on 34th Street performances:
November 16 @ 8 pm Opening Night Champagne Reception
November 17 @ 8pm
November 18 @ 2pm
November 23 @ 8pm
November 24 @ 8pm
November 25 @ 2pm – Talk Back with the cast
November 30 @ 8pm
December 1 @ 8pm
December 2 @ 2pm – Talk Back with the cast
December 7 @ 8pm
December 8 @ 8pm
December 9 @ 2pm
The story is well-known to moviegoers: from the 1947 Oscar-winning film starring Edmund Gwenn, Maureen O’Hara, John Payne, and a young Natalie Wood: By chance, Kris Kringle, an old man in a retirement home, gets a job working as Santa for Macy’s. Kris unleashes waves of good will with Macy’s customers and the commercial world by referring parents to other stores to find exactly the toy their child has asked for. Seen as deluded and dangerous by Macy’s staff psychologist, Kris ends up in a court competency hearing. Especially at stake is one little girl’s belief in Santa. “This is a tale that we want to believe in, that creates a world we seem to desperately desire, free of the blatant commercialism that surrounds us, where love and decency and generosity of spirit are their own rewards. What we want Christmas to be all about, really.” Santa Cruz Sentinel.
The cast includes both MCT favorites and newcomers: Jackson Wolffe as Kris Kringle, Ann McCormick, Nat Robinson, Hadassah Ring, Steve Capasso, Chelsea Terrell, Rita Wadsworth, Melissa Gomez, Larry Cuprys, Kathleen Eschen-Pipes, Geraldine Byrne, Andrew Ring, Emi Roberts, Sophie Bisgaard, Ken Bisgaard, Corin Triona, Lara Triona, Rob Wojtasiewicz, Tom Goldrup, Giovanni Ricigliano, Nora Brylowski, Sara Brylowski, Susanne Guth, Julia Guth, Martha Burton, and Olivia Gillanders.
MCT’s founders wrote the script for “Miracle” in 1982, and it has been updated several times since. The script is published by Dramatic Publishing Company; hundreds of theater companies all over the United States and Canada have licensed and performed it. This will be MCT’s 10th production of its “Miracle”, and its first since 2012. Peter Gelblum, who is directing this production, starred as Kris Kringle in the 2010 and 2012 productions.
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