‘Miracle on 34th Street’ at Steel River Playhouse Dec. 7 to 23
The revival production of “Miracle on 34th Street” marks the 10th Anniversary of Steel River Playhouse. From Dec. 7 to 23, Director Leena Devlin, with a remarkable cast and creative team, will bring to life the first show ever produced at the Playhouse. “Miracle on 34th Street” is an essential, classic production perfect for the whole family. The timeless message that continues to resonate, Steel River Playhouse is proud to bring theatergoers a heartwarming holiday story about the importance of childhood wonder, trust, and standing up for what you believe. Steel River Playhouse has adopted this powerful message, “I Believe” to carry them throughout the holiday and into the remainder of the 2018-2019 Season.
Steel River Playhouse believes in theater that transforms. Theater that transforms the way we view the world, our community and those within. Through community, education and inclusivity Steel River Playhouse invites those into the Playhouse to embark on theater that transforms. Start off this holiday by way of helping transform your community by contributing to the food drive in the lobby from now to the end of December. Give back to those who need it most this holiday.
Based on the Academy Award winning 1947 classic film and original story by Valentine Davies, “Miracle on 34th Street” revolves around an elderly gentleman who believes he is the real Santa and a little girl who learns to have faith in the magic of the Christmas season. In this Christmas classic, Kris Kringle fills in for an intoxicated Santa in the famous Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade. Kringle soon gains both popularity and love with children and adults alike at the chain’s main store in midtown Manhattan. When he insists, however, that he really is Santa Claus, a competency hearing is held to determine Kringle’s sanity and on whether he could possibly be who he claims to be.
Elizabeth Hennessey revives her role as Doris Walker, while Steel River Playhouse students Alger Oliver and Savannah Leahy alternate shows as her daughter, Susan Walker. Ryan Simme plays the defense attorney, Fred Gayley; Michael Zatuchni plays the psychiatrist, Mr. Sawyer, Jerry Rodgers is back again after a decade portraying the lovable Kris Kringle.
Secure your tickets for this heart-warming holiday treasure online at www.steelriver.org or call the box office at 610-9701199. All ticket holders for the Dec. 8 show at 8 p.m., are also welcome to attend the Anniversary Party from 5:30 to 7:30 pm before the show on Dec. 8. You must have a ticket for the Dec. 8 performance to attend this lovely holiday party with complimentary treats, appetizers, caroling, music and entertainment, guaranteed to get you in the spirit of the holidays. Steel River Playhouse is located at 245 E High St., Pottstown, PA 19464.