Holiday classic takes center stage at historic Royal Theatre
The Royal Players will present “Miracle on 34th Street: The Musical” at the historic Royal Theatre in Downtown Benton beginning today. Performances are scheduled at 7 p.m. today through Dec. 7, and Dec. 12 through 14 along with 2 p.m. Dec. 8 and 15.
With an elaborate story book set, a wall of Christmas presents, and a heartfelt story of family, “Miracle on 34th Street: The Musical” is sure to dazzle anyone. Relatable for all ages, this musical tells the story of Doris Walker, a divorcee and driven career woman who works at Macy’s in New York City during its heyday right after WWII, and her little daughter, Susan.
Neither of them believe in Santa or the magic of Christmas, but Fred Gaily, the Marine next door, is determined to change their lives if he can only soften Doris’ heart. At the same time, even though the crowds are more worried about where to find the cheapest Christmas present and have lost the joy of what the season is all about, Kris Kringle is determined to help everyone in New York find the true meaning of Christmas.
Ticket prices are $15 for general admission, $12 for seniors aged 60 and above, members of the military and college students with valid identification and $6 for 12th grade and below. Tickets are available at https://theroyalplayers.ticketleap.com/ and www.theroyaltheatre.org. Call 501-315-5483 for more information about this show.
ABOVE: The Young Players will be presenting the classic Christmas show “Miracle on 34th Street: The Musical” beginning today at the historic Royal Theatre in Downtown Benton. Other pictures from the show are available on page 12. LEFT: Doris Walker (Skyla Conger) and Fred Gaily (Jonathon Sadler) share a kiss.