MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET:

A LIVE MUSICAL RADIO PLAY

*Critics' choice 

*5 Best of San Diego Lists

*3 off-West End nominations

including Best New Musical

Shot and edited by Mark Holmes, courtesy of SDMT
"...the piece, adapted with an expert touch by Lance Arthur Smith, is gift-wrapped in Jon Lorenz’s fetching musical score, which includes both original songs and distinctive arrangements of Christmas favorites."
-James Hebert, San Diego Union-Tribune
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Rehearsal and behind-the-scenes promo
Shot and edited by Mark Holmes, courtesty of SDMT
"...a delightful way to get into the holiday spirit and believe in Santa, magic, and imagination again just in time for this holiday season."
-E.H. Reiter, Broadway World
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Adapted by Lance Arthur Smith

Original Music and arrangements by Jon Lorenz

A heartwarming holiday classic 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. Adapted from the 1947 Lux Radio Hour Broadcast and staged with live Foley effects and a score of holiday carols, Miracle on 34th Street is a beloved musical that will melt even the most cynical of hearts.

Originally commissioned and produced by San Diego Musical Theatre.

2016 Bravo- Martin Jones Westlin,
San Diego Story

You Missed ‘Miracle on 34th Street’ By That Much! 

 

It closed Dec. 23, and it’s unabashedly niche in its story — but pieces about the suspension of disbelief are never out of season. So it was with San Diego Musical Theatre’s Miracle on 34th Street: A Live Musical Radio Play, the company’s debut at downtown’s Horton Grand Theatre and a perfectly wonderful look at the universal reward amid a little girl’s change of heart.

The remarkable thing about this piece is that it manages not to take sides. Even the historic Macy’s-Gimbels department store feud is upheld in its lightness of being. Add the lush holiday set and director Colleen Kollar Smith’s sense of fun; you had a cast whose composite feel was as big as the holiday itself.

Here’s hoping this one becomes an SDMT holiday tradition. No reason on Earth it couldn’t.

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