Sugar Factory Playhouse proudly presents “Miracle on 34th Street,” adapted by Mountain Community Theater from the novel by Valentine Davies, based upon the Twentieth Century Fox motion picture “Miracle on 34th Street,” and directed by Pat Oliver.
By chance, Kris Kringle, an old man in a retirement home, gets a job working as Santa for Macy’s department store. Kris unleashes waves of goodwill 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. Along the way, he befriends a precocious young girl, Susan, who doesn’t believe in Santa Claus, as well as the girl’s workaholic mother, Doris. Seen as deluded and dangerous by a Macy’s vocational counselor who plots to have Kris committed to a psychiatric hospital, Kris ends up in a court competency hearing. Susan, Doris, and the rest of the world must wait anxiously to see if Kris and their lawyer friend, Fred, can somehow prove that there is indeed a Santa Claus.
Performances will be December 5, 6, 7, 9, 12, 13, 14, 16 at 7:30 p.m. with 2:00 matinees December 7 and December 14 at the Midvale Performing Arts Center (695 W. Center Street).
Tickets are $9-$12 for general admission and $5-$8 for children (12 and under), students (with ID), seniors (60 and over), and groups of 10 or more (must purchase tickets at the same time). Tickets may be purchased in advance online at BuyYourTix.com or at the door. Doors open a half hour before each performance, and seating is assigned.
Dr. Pierce – Jeff Bigelow
Kris Kringle – Bill Morey
Bag Lady – Lisa Morey
Miss Rockefeller / snow queen / solo caroler – Brianna Michaelis
Shellhammer – Judy Binns
Doris – Jen Bedore / Merilyn Michaelis
Susan – Brynlee Dalton / Samantha Billingsley
Fred – Bob Bedore / Curtis Simmons
Drunk Santa – Nathan Unck
Mrs. Bloomingdale / parent – Alison Poor
Ms. Sawyer – Rosalie Richards
Judge Harper – Steve McBride
Mara, Sr. – Andrew Hackman
Tommy Mara – Rush Simmons
Halloran – Matthew Binns
Duncan / zoo keeper / parent – TBA
Al / parent – Meighan Smith
Lou – Nathan Unck
Parent/child – TBA
Parent/child – Amanda and Lillia Davis
Dutch girl – TBA
Elf – Ataija Reives
Elf – Ava Simmons
Elf – Henrie Holder
Elf – Hayden Nesbitt
Elf – Gretchen Nesbitt
Elf – Grifen Konishi
Elf – Jaron Konishi
Elf – Ellie Simmons