Miracle on 34th Street – (Radio-ish?) Play – Red Curtain Foundation for the Arts

Elevator Thoughts (aka Tweet): Miracle on 34th Street radio-ish-play-within-a-play at Red Curtain Foundation for the Arts. Actors perform a play based on the classic movie over Zoom (set during the height of Covid) live in-person on-stage. Great stage set scenic design. #play #xmas #Christmas #Santa #santaClaus

Synopsis from the Theatre: Do you believe in Santa Claus? Adapted and directed by Red Curtain’s artistic director, Scott B Randall, this “modern radio play” is set in December 2020. When Jessie’s elderly father goes into the hospital with COVID, her theatre friends gather on a video call to cheer her and her daughter, Kara, by doing a sort of readers’ theatre performance over Zoom. Being performers, the story is a mix of the true story (as portrayed in the classic movie), improvised lines, and pop culture references, sure to help bring out the feelings of closeness and joy associated with the season. In this fully-staged production, we’ll see each character in their own “homes,” plus the projected Zoom call high above the stage. This is a unique way to present the classic tale of friendship tinged with holiday magic, perfect for the entire family. Rated G.

Reviewed Performance: 12/4 Afternoon

Type: Play

World Premiere: Yes

Live Band/Orchestra: Sort of … one of the actors (Bill Kusler) provided some instrumental music on certain parts of the show.

Recommendation: See it if you like radio plays or staged readings.

Equity Actors: 0

Length: 2 hours?

Intermission: Yes

Theatre Company : Red Curtain Foundation for the Arts

Venue: Red Curtain Foundation for the Arts:

Venue Physical Address: 9315 State Ave #J, Marysville, WA 98270

Price: Cheap

Dates: November 25 to December 18, 2022

Seating: General Admission

Parking: Free lot parking in the strip mall where this theatre is located.

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@showsiveseen “Miracle on 34th Street” #radioPlay within a #play at @redcurtainarts. Actors perform a play based on the classic movie over #Zoom (set during the height of Covid) live in-person on-stage. Great scenic design. Review + Photo Credit: showsiveseen.com/2627 #play #xmas #Christmas #Santa #santaClaus #theatre ♬ Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town – Mariah Carey
Ben St. Hilaire (as Michael), Shaylyn Reed (Jessie), Gwynn Hawley (Kara), Jay Jenkins (Nick), Bill Kusler (AJ), and Drew Sage (Caleb). Not pictured: Codie Wyatt as Beth.
Jay Jenkins plays Nick, who has to convince a judge that he is the “real” Santa Claus
Kara (Gwynn Hawley) and her mom Jessie (Shaylyn Reed) connect with friends over Zoom

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