Just in time for the holidays, Westchester Broadway Theatre (One Broadway Plaza, Elmsford, NY 10523) will present Miracle on 34th Street from tonight, November 29 through December 31. Based on a holiday tale written by Valentine Davies and made famous by the movie of the same name, Miracle On 34th Street has music composed by Doug Smith and book and lyrics by Vern Stefanic.
Kris Kringle takes on the cynics among us in this musical adaptation of the popular holiday favorite. A white-bearded gentleman claiming to be the real Santa Claus brings about a genuine "Miracle on 34th Street," spreading a wave of love throughout New York City, fostering camaraderie between Macy's and Gimbel's Department Stores, and convincing a divorced, cynical single mother, her somber daughter and the entire state of New York that Santa Claus is no myth. Filled with humor, spectacle and such wonderful songs as “This Is What I Live For,” “Just Imagine” and “I Believe In Miracles,” Miracle on 34th Street is a traditional celebration of the magic that is Christmas.
The movie won three Academy Awards; was ranked 9th by the American Film Institute on 100 years… 100 Cheers, a list of America's most inspiring films; and its fifth best film in the fantasy genre and has been selected for preservation in the United States Film Registry of the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant."
Tony Triano will star as Kris Kringle, Garrett Long as Doris Walker, Sean Hayden as Fred Gailey, Gene Jones as Dr. Sawyer, Gary Lynch as RH Macy, Marguerite Wilbanks as Dr Pierce, Amelia Allen and Zoe Wilson will alternate as Susan Walker.
The multi-talented ensemble includes, Bjorn Bolinger, Rachel Boone, Chloe Hurst, Jessica Jaros, Peter Marino, Leisa Mather, Joel Pellini, Joshua Phan-Gruber, Jacob Samuels, James Shackelford, and Jonatham Stahl.
The production is Directed and Choreographed by WBT favorite, Richard Stafford, who has been at the helm for several WBT productions including Fiddler On The Roof, Can-Can, George M!, Hairspray, Beauty & The Beast, Gypsy and Singin’ In The Rain. Jonathan Stahlis the Associate Choreographer. The Musical Director is Leo P. Carusone, Set Design is by John Farrell, Technical Director is Steve Loftus, Lighting Design by Andrew Gmoser, Sound Design by Jonathan Hattonand Mark Zuckerman, Costume design by Matthew Hemesath, Production Stage Manager is Victor Lukas and the Assistant Stage Manager is Ron Rogell. Properties are by Grumpy’s Props. Lisa Tiso is The Associate Producer.
Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday matinees feature lunch served at 11:30am and a performance at 1pm. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evening performances begin at 8pm following dinner at 6:30pm. Sunday matinees begin at 1:30pm following lunch at 12pm and Sunday evening performances begin at 7pm following dinner at 5:30pm.
For reservations, call 914-592-2222 or visit www.BroadwayTheatre.com. Special rates are available for groups of 20 or more. To reserve a luxury box for private parties of 6 to 22, call 914-592-8730.