CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Altra Federal Credit Union presents Meredith Willson's “Miracle on 34th Street” opens 7 p.m. Nov. 22 and runs through Dec. 22 at the Roxy Regional Theatre.
In keeping with the theatre's traditional pay-what-you-can opening night, all tickets not pre-sold at the regular ticket price will go on sale at 6:30 p.m. that evening for a $5 minimum donation.
Meredith Willson's “Miracle on 34th Street” follows Kris Kringle as he takes on the cynics in this beloved holiday classic. Single mother Doris Walker doesn't want her six-year-old Susan's head filled with romantic notions. When their neighbor, Fred Gaily, tries to woo Doris by charming Susan and taking her to see Santa Claus at Macy's, where Doris works, Doris is not impressed. When it turns out Macy's Santa may, in fact, be the real Kris Kringle, a wave of love spreads across New York City that melts even the most cynical hearts.
Starring Mia Bergstrom as Doris Walker, Stephen Shore as Fred Gaily, Brian Best as Kris Kringle and Ellie Thomas as Susan Walker, “Miracle on 34th Street” also features Demi Ahlert, Ian Alexander Erbe, Sebastian Fenton, Emily Goad, David Graham, Rhyen Kretz, Robert Murray, Rachel Musson, Rachel Sherman, Mikquala Skelton and Kyle Smith, with piano accompaniment and music direction by Matthew McNeill.
Directed by Ryan Bowie, “Miracle on 34th Street” is based on the 20th Century Fox picture, with story by Valentine Davies and screenplay by George Seaton, and is presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International.
Patrons are invited to ring in the season at the eighth annual "Christmas Over The Cumberland" 6 p.m. Dec. 7 at F&M Bank's Franklin Room, featuring a holiday dinner, festivities and meet-and-greet with the cast. The evening's menu includes all the holiday favorites: turkey and dressing, ham, sweet potato casserole, green beans, rolls, salad and assorted holiday desserts. Dinner is served at 6:30 p.m., followed by the 8 p.m. performance of “Miracle on 34th Street.” Tickets are $40, including the show. Reservation deadline is Nov. 30.
In addition to Altra Federal Credit Union, funding support for Miracle On 34th Street has been provided by Kay & Randall Haase, Randy & Su Whetsell, John & Cathy Stanton, Barbara & Larry Goolsby, James G. Holleman, Dr. Ben & Erin Webber and Elite Primary Care.
Tickets are $25 (adults) and $15 (ages 13 and under) and may be reserved online at www.roxyregionaltheatre.org, by phone at 931-645-7699, or at the theatre during regular box office hours (9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, and one hour prior to curtain). APSU students, military and CitySaver coupon holders can receive two tickets for the price of one to Thursday performances during the run.
The Roxy Regional Theatre is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to producing professional live theatre and promoting the arts, with emphasis on education, in Clarksville, Middle Tennessee and the Southeast. The theatre is located at 100 Franklin Street in Historic Downtown Clarksville.
For more information, visit www.roxyregionaltheatre.org.
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