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Miracle on 34th StreetThe Charleston Light Opera Guild will present Miracle on 34th Street on December 19, 20, 26 and 27 at 7:00 pm and December 21 and 28 at 2:00 pm in the Culture Center Theater at the West Virginia Capitol Complex. This holiday musical classic boasts and score and book written by Meredith Willson, who also wrote the book and score for The Music Man.

This musical is adapted from the 1947 award-winning 20th Century Fox holiday motion picture staring Maureen O'Hara, John Payne, Natalie Wood and Edmund Gwenn. 20th Century Fox reprised the movie in 1994 with actors Elizabeth Perkins, Dylan McDermott, Mara Wilson and Richard Attenborough. The films were based on the novel by Valentine Davies.

Single mother, Doris Walker, doesn't want her young daughter'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 be the real Kris Kringle, a wave of love spreads across New York City that melts even the most cynical hearts.

The musical is filled with humor and spectacle and songs from Pinecones and Hollyberries to It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas. The heart-warming story is one for the entire family.

Auditions

Tickets for all seats are $20 each. Tickets may be purchased at the Guild Theatre, 411 Tennessee Avenue, Charleston, WV, starting December 15, 2014. Open Mondaythrough Saturday 11:00 am to 2:00 pm (except Christmas Day).  BUY TICKETS ONLINE NOW!

Tickets will be available at the Culture Center one hour before each performance.

CAST

Doris Walker  Toni M. Pilato
Fred Gaily  Eric B. Hudnall
Susan Walker   Amelia Allen
Kris Kringle        Marc D. Golden
R. H. Macy          Tim Whitener
Marvin Shellhammer Stephen Hayward
Judge Martin/Mr. Gimbel Ric Bertolotti
DA Thomas Mara, Sr/Governor Anthony Vickers
Tommy Mara, Jr Ben Valleau
Tammany O'Halloran/Whitey     John Valleau
Sawyer/Climber   Jim Wolfe
Alvin/Mailman  Jonathan Tucker
Mrs. Finfer/Dancer Rachel Coffman
Miss Crookshank/Dancer Lora Adkins
Henrika's Mom/Dancer Lauren Meyer
Clara/Shopper Cassandra Phelps
Ben the Bailiff/Policeman/Dancer     Maxwell Ross
Miss Sims/Dancer Haley Burgess
Henrika   Katherine Akers
Young Girl   Susannah Atkins
Clerk Haley Burrows
Clerk Rachel Couch
Dancer Emma Dooley
Young Girl Katherine Ellis
Young Girl/Dancer Heather Hicks
Majorette/Dancer   Sarah Hudnall
Clerk/Dancer Dwedee Kobbah
Young Lad/Dancer Will Manahan
Harry Finfer Nate Masinter
Dancer Emma Seagle
Clerk Quinci Shaver
Dancer Caroline Shriver
Clerk/Dancer Shawn Simon
Young Girl/Dancer  Sophie Wolfe
   
Artistic Director/Choreographer Nina Denton Pasinetti
Musical Director Bobby Hodges, Jr.
Accompanist Mary Ellen Logsdon
Technical Director  Tom Pasinetti

 

 

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