Fall Play Review

The sleigh bells ring, and Christmas trees have begun to go up in the houses of many. As we are rapidly approaching the holiday season, Wayne Valley’s theater production brings to us a magical adaptation of one of the most iconic pieces of American pop culture, a Christmas classic: Miracle on 34th Street

Miracle on 34th Street follows the story of a charming old man by the name of Kris Kringle. Taking on the temporary role, filling in for an intoxicated mall “Santa” at the Macy’s store located in New York City, his ways of going about the job seems to be very strange. Directing customers to other competing brands’ stores and consistently claiming that he is “Santa”, Doris Walker, a woman dedicated to her job and young daughter, Susan, are weary of Mr. Kringle’s intentions. She decides to let it slide when Macy–the head of the Macy’s corporation–proclaims her support for Kringle. As the story progresses, Doris begins to grow fonder and fonder of Kringle, who turns out, in actuality, to be the one and only Santa Claus he ever so claimed to be. The story’s heartwarming tale of friendship and hope is one that everyone can learn from.

With Liam Rogan starring as Kris Kringle, and Abby Thomas as Doris Walker, the cast’s stunning performance impressed many, with its outstanding vocals, and emotional theatrics. Christmas spirit is truly in the air, and the holidays are soon on their way.