The North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre (NRACT) will present the holiday classic “Miracle on 34th Street” for nine performances, Dec. 6-22.
“Miracle on 34th Street” tells the story of Kris Kringle, a department store Santa Claus who is so convincing that his employer begins to doubt Kris’s sanity. While the court struggles to determine whether or not he is the real Santa, Kris focuses on convincing one young girl so that she won’t miss out on the joy of childhood fantasy.
“Miracle on 34th street is timeless. It is about believing in something that we’ve been taught not to,” said director Brian Lord. “Kris Kringle is magical, not because he is Santa but because he believes that being kind is better than being cynical. He teaches everyone he touches about the power of kindness and the joy of the season.”
Children who attend “Miracle on 34th Street” will have an opportunity to meet Kris Kringle and have photos taken after each performance.
Performances will take place Dec. 6-22. Friday and Saturday evening shows will begin at 7 p.m.; Sunday matinees will begin at 3 p.m. Evening tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students and seniors; matinee tickets are $10.
NRACT is located in the Greystone Village Shopping Center at 7713-51 Lead Mine Road in Raleigh, NC.
The cast of “Miracle on 34th Street” includes Adele Baldina (Megan), Janessa Baldina (Rich Woman, Mara, Sharon’s Parent), Lisa Binion (Doris), Anna Brewer (Shellhammer), Julianne Capps (Dr. Pierce), Erin Cutler (Elf), Julienna Ehm (Sharon, Child), Cameron Grey (Johnny, Lou), Janey Harlow (Elf), Ella Headrick (Janet Mara, Jr.), Joshua Henderson (Fred), Kevin Iannucci (Macy), Gigi Jones (Dutch Girl), Emory Kaney (Finley), Payne Knight (Al), Victor Mandrillo (Duncan, Johnny’s Parent), Anna Mclean (Child), Claire Olinger (Susan), Jennifer Olinger (Foster Mother, Bloomingdale), Natalie Olinger (Child, Elf), Reghan Paynter (Child), Ella Powell (Elf), Patrick Raulet (Halloran), Sandra Shelton (Judge, Bag Lady), Philip van Lidth de Jude (Kris Kringle) and Tim Wiest (Drunk Santa, Sawyer).
The crew includes Lord (director), Sheila Outhwaite (producer and costumes) and Patrick Raulet (stage manager).
“Miracle on 34th Street” was adapted for the stage by Mountain Community Theatre.
North Raleigh Arts & Creative Theatre is a volunteer-based, nonprofit community theater that serves North Raleigh and the surrounding communities. It seeks to engage all members of the community by offering affordable, high-quality entertainment and education in a fun and friendly setting. As a teaching theater, it educates in a safe, nurturing environment, and encourages the development of life skills while providing a gateway to a lifelong passion for theater.
For additional information, please visit www.nract.org or call (919) 866-0228.