Miracle on 34th Street: The Musical

A holiday classic from the writer of the musical theatre classic, The Music Man!, and based on the movie of the same name, Miracle on 34th Street features a book and score by none other than Meredith Willson.

Single mother Doris Walker doesn’t want her six-year-old Susan’s head filled with romantic notions. Their neighbor, Fred Gailey, tries to woo Doris by charming Susan and taking her to see Santa Claus at Macy’s, where Doris works. Doris is not impressed, but when it turns out that Macy’s Santa may, in fact, be the real Kris Kringle, a wave of love spreads across New York City that melts even the most cynical hearts.

Filled with humor, spectacle, and such beloved songs as “Pinecones and Hollyberries,” “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” and “My State, My Kansas,” this joyous, heart-warming musical is pure family entertainment.

Cast/Characters

Cast Size: Flexible
Cast Type: Children & Adults

Character Breakdown

Doris Walker
Special Event Coordinator for Macy’s Department Store. She is a driven career woman and free thinker who has recently divorced. Hard-working and cynical.
Gender: Female
Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: F3
Susan
Daughter to Dorris. She is wise beyond her years and a self-sufficient city girl.
Gender: Female
Age: 6 to 9
Vocal range top: Eb5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Fred Gaily
A handsome Military Captain mustering out into civilian life. Smart, hopeful and warm.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: Ab4
Vocal range bottom: Ab2
Kris Kringle
Kind old man who believes he is Santa Claus. He embodies all of the classic characteristics of the jolly, friendly, warm-hearted icon.
Gender: Male
Age: 55 to 70
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: B2
Marvin Shellhammer
An aggressive but somewhat bungling junior executive and the head of Public Relations.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: F#4
Vocal range bottom: C3
R.h. Macy
The boss of Macy’s. Very concerned with public opinion.
Gender: Male
Age: 45 to 65
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: Bb2
Ensemble
Shoppers, Children, Citizens, Government Officials, Townspeople

Production Staff

Director: Amanda Ellis
Music Director: Dan Ognavic