by Valentine Davies
Performances: Dec. 2-18, 2016
Auditions: Oct. 9-10, 2016
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 of New York City by referring parents to other stores to find exactly the toy their child has asked for. Seen as deluded and dangerous by Macy's vocational counselor, who plots to have Kris shanghaied to Bellevue Psychiatric Hospital, Kris ends up in a court competency hearing. Especially at stake is one little girl's belief in Santa. In a dramatic decision, the court confirms Kris as the true Santa, allowing Susan and countless other children to experience the joy of childhood fantasy. Check out the production photos or read about us in Dockline Magazine! Be prepared for wintry weather!
Miracle on 34th now holds the Christmas attendance record and is the #2 all-time attended show with 4266 tickets issued to date (Shrek the Musical is #1 with 4304 tickets). See the all-time records list!
ENSEMBLE – ADULTS, TEENS and CHILDREN (ages 8-99) - They will guide the show, filling scene breaks, changing scenery, and creating a complete world (lots of possibilities. There are several speaking roles for children and teens who also appear as extras in other scenes. Adult ensemble features include Bag Lady, Rich Person, Drunk Santa, Duncan (Zookeeper), Postal Workers, Parents who visit Santa, Pedestrians, Photographers, Courtroom Crowd, Parade Workers and Carolers.
KRIS KRINGLE: Male (Stage Age 40–60) - He is Santa Claus. Likeable, firm, caring. Loves children.
FRED GAYLEY: Male (Stage Age 20–40) - Friend/Neighbor to Doris and Susan; Lawyer; Kringle’s defense attorney; all around good guy
DORIS WALKER: Female (Stage Age 20–40) - Personnel Manager at Macy’s; Susan’s mother; all work, no play.
SUSAN WALKER: Female Child (Stage Age 7-9, can be older) - Doris’ daughter. Precocious. She doesn’t believe.
SHELLHAMMER: Adult Male or Female (any age) - Assistant to Doris. Friendly, efficient.
JUDGE HARPER: Adult Male or Female (Stage Age 30+) - Presides over Kringle’s hearing; Judicial; likeable; a bit political.
DR. PIERCE: Adult Male or Female (any age) - Physician at Maplewood Home; warm, caring.
SAWYER: Adult Male or Female (any age) - Macy’s vocational guidance counselor; character role requiring great comic timing.
MARA: Adult Male or Female (any age) - Prosecuting attorney; somewhat jaded; sticks to the letter of the law.
HALLORAN: Adult Male or Female (any age) - Judge Harper’s political campaign manager.
FINLEY: Adult Male or Female (any age) - Bailiff in Judge Harper’s court.
MACY: Adult Male or Female (Stage Age 30+) - Owner and manager of Macy’s Department Store.
BLOOMINGDALE: Adult Male or Female (Stage Age 30+) - Owner and manager of Bloomingdale’s Department Store.