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Miracle on 34th Street Cover M96000

Miracle on 34th Street, the Play

Adapted by Mountain Community Theater from the novel by Valentine Davies. Based upon the Twentieth Century Fox motion picture Miracle on 34th Street.

Product Code: M96000

  • Full-length Play
  • Comedy | Drama
  • Cast size: 3m., 2w., 1 girl, 14 either gender, many extras, including children.

    No Livestream Rights Available

Rights and availability
This title can be licensed and sold throughout Canada, the United States.

* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

$11.95 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $110/perf

In stock

Synopsis

"This is a tale that we want to believe in, that creates a world we seem to desperately desire, free of the blatant commercialism that surrounds us, where love and decency and generosity of spirit are their own rewards. What we want Christmas to be all about, really." So writes the Santa Cruz Sentinel of this most heartwarming holiday story. By chance, Kris Kringle, an old man in a retirement home, gets a job working as Santa for Macy's. Kris unleashes waves of good will with Macy's customers and the commercial world of New York City by referring parents to other stores to find exactly the toy their child has asked for. 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. Especially at stake is one little girl's belief in Santa. In a dramatic decision, the court confirms Kris as the true Santa, allowing Susan and countless other children to experience the joy of childhood fantasy.

Notes

No livestream rights are available for this title.


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Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Full-length Play
  • Product Code M96000
  • Cast Size 20
  • Min. Royalty Rate $110/perf
  • Cost $11.95
  • Approx. Run Time 100 min

Categories

  • Target Audience Middle School | High School | Family (all ages)
  • Performing Group High School | Community Theatre | Professional Theatre
  • Genre Comedy | Drama
  • ISBN(13) 9780871297075
* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

Customer Reviews

"Performing Miracle on 34th Street was a great experience. The key to this adaptation is the amount of comedy that it brings to the classic Christmas tale; the familiarity of the story brought much of the audience, but the added comedy of this adaptation really makes this show come alive. "
Review by Robert Deirth, Scottsburg High School Drama Club, Scottsburg, Ind.
"Wonderful script- touching, funny, and inspiring. Fans of both film versions will enjoy this show! It is a heart-warming holiday production and a rousing courtroom drama all in one!"
Review by Rebecca Burns, Chariho High School, Wood River Junction, R.I.
"A delightfully warm-hearted and family-friendly show which was enjoyed by our audiences, young and old alike!"
Review by Alison Duncombe, ACTion Community Theatre, United Kingdom
"This play was easy to produce and provided many roles. All of my students were able to have lines. The modernization made it easier to costume."
Review by Donna Goetz, Mater Dei Catholic High School, Breese, Ill.
"This script was very true to the original movie. I loved that I was able to give out 30+ speaking roles so that more students had a moment in the spotlight. Also easy to rehearse since the scenes are small and can be done in a limited space."
Review by Kathleen Carmona, Lake Park High School, Roselle, Ill.

Hints, Tips, and Tricks

"The set required was minimal and allowed us to focus on the characters and the story. We even used the elves to change the set, and child carolers to sing while they did so and the audience loved it. The play itself is also very customizable with bits like "Elf Theater" where the talents of a particular cast can really shine."
Tip by Robert Deirth, Scottsburg High School Drama Club, Scottsburg, Ind.
"For those theatres intending to put on this show, I would recommend that the costumer start looking for costumes well in advance, especially if they are on a tight budget and/or do not have a costumer who wants to do a lot of sewing. Patterns for this time period are very expensive and the cost of fabric has skyrocketed in the past few years."
Tip by Frieda Jean Voeks, El Paso Playhouse, El Paso, Texas
"For our production we used a 3 section revolve, which allowed us to easily move between the various scenes. We also found that there were many props needed for the show, so this took extra effort."
Tip by Sean Anderson, Morpheus Theatre, Calgary, Alberta
"We built our set so Macy's toy department spun around to be the courtroom for Act 2. It worked really well! "
Tip by Rebecca Burns, Chariho High School, Wood River Junction, R.I.
"Great range of roles for an inclusive cast - flexible casting for youngsters and adults."
Tip by Alison Duncombe, ACTion Community Theatre, United Kingdom
"I used two satellite stages to make for quick scene changes."
Tip by Donna Goetz, Mater Dei Catholic High School, Breese, Ill.

Production Map

Location City State Opens Closes
Theatrikos Theatre Company Flagstaff Arizona 11/25/2022 12/18/2022
Ottawa Little Theatre Ottawa Ontario 11/30/2022 12/17/2022
Henegar Center Melbourne Florida 11/25/2022 12/11/2022
Medina County Show Biz Company Medina Ohio 12/2/2022 12/11/2022
Stratford City Hall Auditorium Stratford Ontario 12/2/2022 12/10/2022
Domino Theatre Kingston Ontario 12/1/2022 12/17/2022
Tac at the Lake Liberty Lake Washington 12/9/2022 12/18/2022
Community Theatre League Williamsport Pennsylvania 12/9/2022 12/18/2022
Theatre Macon Macon Georgia 12/2/2022 12/11/2022
Wisconsin Rapids Community Theatre, Inc. Wisconsin Rapids Wisconsin 12/9/2022 12/17/2022
Box 5 Cabaret Theatre Hopewell Virginia 12/16/2022 12/18/2022
Longstreet Playhouse Danville Indiana 12/8/2022 12/18/2022
The Barn Theatre Willmar Minnesota 11/29/2022 12/11/2022
Jubliee Bible Church Medinah Illinois 11/25/2022 12/17/2022
Canyon View High School Waddell Arizona 12/9/2022 12/10/2022
Hardin County Playhouse Elizabethtown Kentucky 12/2/2022 12/11/2022
El Toro High Lake Forest California 12/1/2022 12/3/2022
Pennsylvania Playhouse Bethlehem Pennsylvania 12/1/2023 12/17/2023
Pennsylvania Playhouse Bethlehem Pennsylvania 12/1/2023 12/17/2023

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