MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET
Adapted by Mountain Community Theater from the novel by Valentine Davies. Based upon the Twentieth Century Fox motion picture Miracle on 34th Street.
Directed by Andrew G. Cooper
At the Pumphouse Theatre December 6 to 14, 2019
When Kris Kringle, a nice old man from a retirement home gets a job working as a Christmas Santa at Macy’s, his honest and generous spirit unleashes waves of good will throughout New York City, and a hint of magic in the heart of a very practical little girl. Seen as deluded and dangerous by Macy’s vocational counselor, who plots to have Kris shanghaied to Bellevue Psychiatric Hospital, Kris ends up in a court competency hearing where his freedom and the joys of childhood fantasy are at stake. This holiday tale is one we want to believe in, where love, decency, and generosity of spirit are their own rewards. Share this perennial holiday favorite with the entire family this season!
Kris Kringle (Male, late 50s – 60s)
Full of kindness, generosity, and good will. The picture-perfect Santa Claus.
Note: Must be comfortable learning some lines in Dutch. Requires a real white beard and a robust belly would be a benefit.
Doris Walker (Female, 30s)
The manager of the Macy’s Department Store in New York and mother to Susan. Very practical and career oriented, but also full of love for her daughter. Realistic and truthful in all things and believes strongly in common sense.
Note: Must be comfortable with a stage kiss.
Fred Gailey (Male, 30s)
An attorney in the state of New York. Very jovial, kind, and earnest. Believes in the unbelievable and in the magic of the world. In love with Dorris. A stargazer.
NOTE: Must be comfortable with a stage Kiss
Susan Walker (Female, 6 – 10 years old)
The six year old daughter of Mrs. Walker Very practical and pragmatic. Quiet and formal. Doesn’t believe in Santa Claus. Much too ‘adult’ for her age.
Shellhammer (Any gender, 30s – 50s)
Works for Macy’s Department store overseeing training and orienting employees. Very business-minded and easily wound up. NOTE: Also plays Al, mail sorter in the New York post office.
Sawyer (Any gender, 40s – 60s)
An abnormal behavioral psychologist and the vocational guidance expert for Macy’s Department Store. Often nervous, very strong-minded. NOTE: Also plays Lou, mail sorter in the New York post office.
R. H. Macy (Any gender, 40s – 60s)
The owner of Macy’s Department store, the largest department store in New York City. Stern and short tempered. Competitive and a good businessperson.
Dr. Pierce (Any gender, 30s – 60s)
A physician at Maplewood Home for the Aged. Has a big heart.
Bloomingdale (Any gender, 30s – 60s)
The owner and manager of Bloomingdale’s Department Store in New York City.
Judge Harper (Any gender, 40s – 60s)
A judge in the supreme court in New York City. Orderly and authoritative.
Mara (Any gender, 30s – 50s)
A prosecuting attorney in the supreme court from the State Attorney General Goldstein’s office. A republican. NOTE: Also plays Rich Person.
Finlay (Any gender, 30s – 40s)
Works as a Bailiff in the Supreme Court in New York City.
Halloran (Any gender, 40s – 60s)
Treasurer Judge Harper’s campaign party. Note: Also plays Elf R
Duncan/Elf W/Drunken Santa/Photographer (Any gender, 30s – 40s)
The antelope keeper at the Central Park Zoo in New York City. Note: Also plays Drunken Santa
Foster Mother/Elf Q/Pedestrian 2 (Female 30s – 40s)
A mother who has just adopted a girl from Holland and other characters in New York
Sidney Stewart/Jonny’s Parent/Elf J/Pedestrian 3 (Any gender, 20s – 40s)
Radio host of New York News Station, WZYX and other characters in New York.
Bag Lady/Sharon’s Parent/Elf Z/Pedestrian 1 (Any gender, 20s – 40s)
Plays various roles characters in New York
Mara, Jr. (Any gender, 7 – 10)
The seven year old child of the attorney Mara. Definitely believes in Santa Claus and in his father as well.
Note: Also plays Megan.
Sharon/Child at Parade 1 (Female, 7 – 11)
Wants a new pink bike for Christmas.
Jonny/Child at Parade 2 (Male, 7 – 11)
Wants a fire engine for Christmas.
Dutch Girl (Female, 8 – 12)
An orphan from Holland. Note: Must be comfortable learning lines in Dutch.
- A prepared monologue to highlight your abilities (no more than two minutes in length).
- As we are looking to add some Christmas Carols to the show and as part of the scene changes, if you are comfortable singing as part of a group/chorus, we would love it if you could be prepared to sing a Christmas song or carol of your choice at the audition. Don’t worry if you aren’t comfortable or trained as a singer – we still want the auditions to be a positive experience for all.
- A cold read may be requested
- Please bring your resume and headshot to the audition
Not a traditional actor? That is okay, get in touch with us and we will find a way for you to showcase what you have to offer.