A Miracle on 34th Street Classic Radiocast (2017)
Adapted by Nathan Jerkins
November 30 - December 23, 2017
Directed by Monica Ballard and featuring Robert Berry, Sarah Marie Curry, Nathan Jerkins, Julie Linnard and Isto Barton.
The players at the fictional KPNF radio station return to put their stamp on another holiday classic - Miracle on 34th Street. As they bring to life the entire story through dozens of character voices and live foley sound effects, you'll be re-introduced to Kris Kringle, the charming Macy's mascot put on trial for claiming to be real Santa Claus. Besieged by commercialism and disillusionment, winning the trial and restoring his friends' faith in the most precious, intangible parts of Christmas will require Kris to perform nothing short of a miracle!
In the news
Penfold's classic radiocast of Miracle on 34th Street cannot fail to plunge you into the Christmas spirit!"
--Austin American Statesman
As Kris Kringle reminds us, 'Christmas isn't just a day, it's a frame of mind,' and Penfold's well-executed production encourages the very sense of togetherness to help us get there."
A delightful, charming, amusing, imaginative, clever, fun production that will have even the most curmudgeonly Scrooge leaving the theater with the warm spirit of the holiday season in his or her heart."
--Austin Entertainment Weekly
A Miracle on 34th Street Classic Radiocast twinkles with Christmas spirit. For those looking for some originality in their entertainment this holiday season, this old-time classic is sure to please the whole family."
--Broadway World Austin
Softens hearts, raises up the innocent, gigs the commercialism of the season, and provides a thoroughly happy ending!"
--Central Texas Live Theatre
Awards and honors
Nomination for 'Round the Rock's Best of Round Rock for Best Professional Play / Musical.
A MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET CLASSIC RADIOCAST was made possible by Larry Najvar of Edward Jones, the City of Round Rock, Community Impact Newspaper, Mike Freeman Properties, The Old Settlers Association, Texas Commission on the Arts and Cognitive Professional Services.
Photos by Kimberley Mead