Photo Flash: First Look at SDMT's MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET: A LIVE MUSICAL RADIO PLAY
Returning for the second year in a row, this heartwarming holiday classic is retold in the tradition of a live 1940's era radio broadcast. When a department store Santa claims he's the real Kris Kringle, his case gets taken all the way to the Supreme Court. Watch the miracle unfold when the belief of a little girl makes all the difference in this iconic story. Staged with live Foley effects and a score of favorite holiday tunes, Miracle on 34th Street is sure to melt even the most cynical of hearts. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action at San Diego Musical Theatre below!
This year, the cast of Miracle on 34th Street is lead by Tim West as Kristofer Van Lisberg (Kris Kringle) and twelve-year-old Cassidy Smith as Gracie DeMarco (Susan). Returning to the Miracle cast are Cris O'Bryon (Alex Mialdo/Foley Artist and Announcer), Janaya Jones (Cordelia Ragsdale/Doris and Others), Matthew Malecki (Grady Williams/Fred and Others), Lise Hafso (Olivia Glatt/Utility Gal), along with new cast member Steve Freitas (Wallace Ainsley/Utility Guy).
The creative team for Miracle on 34th Street includes: Brian Rickel (Director), Lance Arthur Smith (Adaptor), Jon Lorenz (Original Music, Musical Arranger, and Music Director), Colleen Kollar Smith (Original Choreography), Michael McKeon (Set Design), ChrisTina Martin (Lighting Design), Janet Pitcher (Costume) Peter Herman (Wig/Hair Design), Heather Longfellow (Properties Design), Kevin Anthenill (Sound Design), Neil Dale (Production Manager), Steve Longfellow (Technical Director), and Matthew Bantock (Stage Manager).
Performances for Miracle on 34th Street run now through December 24, 2017 at the Horton Grand Theatre in San Diego's Gaslamp district. For more information on Miracle on 34th Street and SDMT's 2018 Season, call the box office at (858) 560-5740 or visit www.sdmt.org.
Photo Credit: Ken Jacques
Lise Hafso and Janaya Jones
Janaya Jones and Matthew Malecki
Cris O'Bryon, Steve Freitas, and Lise Hafso
Steve Freitas and Lise Hafso