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.
This musical is performed as a live radio play, providing audiences a new experience with an old favorite holiday story.
Characters (Radio Stars Named First):
Kristofer Van Lisberg as Kris Kringle – Santa Claus. Non-singing.
Cordelia Ragsdale as Doris Walker – Macy’s public relations expert. Alto/mezzo-soprano, C4–C#5.
Gracie Demarco as Susan Walker – Her precocious daughter (age 8). C4–C5.
Grady Williams as Fred Gailey – Lawyer, looking for love and a miracle. Baritone/tenor, Bb3–G4.
Wallace Ainsley as Male Character Actor – Various. Versatile. Baritone, B3–E4.
Olivia Glatt as Female Character Actor – Various. Versatile. Soprano, C4–E5.
Alex Mialdo as Foley Artist – Plays keyboard, Foley sounds, and serves as Announcer. Bass/baritone, F2–E4.
Additional Characters, Played by the Company:
Drunken Santa –Tight as a knot.
Shellhammer –Macy’s PR man.
R.H. Macy –Owner of the department store.
Alfred – Kris’ co-worker.
Sawyer –Stuffy head of the Personnel Department.
Miss Prong –His secretary.
Mother –Thick NY accent. Shopper.
Mortimer –Her son. Wants toys.
Girl –Also wants toys.
2nd Mother – Girl’s mom.
Dr. Pierce –Psychiatrist and friend to Kris.
Gimbel – Owner of Gimbels, Macy’s hated rival.
Nurse –At Bellevue Hospital.
Judge –Hard as granite.
Charley –Judge’s friend, an Irish priest.
Thomas Mara –Prosecuting attorney.
Mrs. Mara –His wife.
Tommy –Their son.
Postman –Jovial, knows the denizens of NYC well.
Various Reporters, Photographers, Crowd
Casting Note: All actors except the two playing Kris and Susan play multiple roles
Setting: A radio studio in NYC, circa 1947, then NYC, same.