Photo Flash: First Look at MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET at the Engeman
The John W. Engeman Theater presents MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET, THE MUSICAL. Performances run now through January 3, 2016, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
The endearing holiday classic MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET is brought to life onstage in this musical gem. 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, and convincing a divorced, cynical single mother, her somber daughter, and the entire state of New York that Santa Claus is no myth. Based on the movie by the same name and written by Meredith Willson, of The Music Man fame, this joyous, heart-warming musical is pure family entertainment and the perfect holiday treat!
MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET is produced and directed by RICHARD T. DOLCE the Engeman Theater's Producing Artistic Director (Engeman Theater: Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike, A Christmas Story, Deathtrap, Other Desert Cities). Choreography is by ANTOINETTE DIPIETROPOLO (Engeman Theater: The Producers, A Christmas Story - The Musical, Evita!, The Music Man, South Pacific, Hairspray, I Love You You're Perfect Now Change and Nunsense. Off Broadway: With Glee. Regional: Annie, Jesus Christ Superstar, Chicago, Ragtime. National Tour: How The Grinch Stole Christmas, Associate Director/Choreographer for The Big Apple Circus.) and Musical Direction is by DAVID CALDWELL (Off Broadway Music Director: Forbidden Broadway, Murder for Two. Off Broadway Composer: All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, Uh-Oh Here Comes Christmas,Third Wish, Gotta Getta Girl. Conductor: American premiere of Stephen Schwartz's Children of Eden. Arranged and orchestrated Marvin Hamlisch's song "I'm Really Dancing" for Career Transitions for Dancers' 25th Anniversary Gala.
The design team is STEPHEN DOBAY (Scenic Design), KATHLEEN DOYLE (Costume Design), JIMMY LAWLOR (Lighting Design), LAURA SHUBERT (Sound Design), KAYE BLANKENSHIP (Props Design), FRANCK CASTING (Casting Director), RENEE SANTOS STEWART (Production Stage Manager) and MEGAN COUTTS (Assistant Stage Manager).
The cast of MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET features Kim Carson (Doris Walker), Aaron Ramey (Fred Gaily), Kevin McGuire (Kris Kringle), Matt Wolpe (Marvin Shellhammer), Bill Nolte (R.H. Macy), Todd Thurston (Judge Martin Group) and John Little (Dr. Sawyer).
The cast also includes: NICK ADDEO, PIM VAN AMERONGEN, SAM ARLEN, MARK T. CAHILL, DARIA DEGAETANO, COURTNEY FEKETE, SOPHIA ELENI KEKLLAS, SUZANNE MASON, MARYELLEN MOLFELLA, MEAGHAN MARIE MCINNES, LAURA OTREMBA, MICHAEL SANTORA and SUMMERISA BELL STEVENS.
As well as a children's cast, featuring: AMBER CORRIGAN, MIRANDA JO DEMOTT, KATIE DOLCE, SOPHIA GUARNASCHELLI, ERIN HAGGERTY, KATHERINE LAFOUNTAINE, CLAIRE LEVASSEUR, MEAGHAN MAHER, SHANE MCGLONE, CHRISTOPHER MCKENNA, MICHAEL MENESHIAN, CHRISTOPHER PAPPAS, AIDAN PASSARO, MEGAN TRAGESAR, THERON VILJOEN and CHLOE WHEELER.
For tickets and more information, visit EngemanTheater.com.
Photo Credit: Michael DeCristofaro
Sophia Eleni Kekllas and Kim Carson
Aaron Ramey and Sophia Eleni Kekllas