Miracle on 34th Street: A Live Musical Radio Play
London, 1947. In a busy radio studio, the cast and crew are assembled for a very special recording of this year’s biggest Christmas hit movie.
When the actor employed as Santa Claus, the star attraction of the world-famous Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade is discovered drunk, it is up to by-stander Kris Kringle to step up and save the day. However, is there more to this Jolly Gentleman than first meets the eye? Can he really be the real thing? After winning over the belief of his employers precocious daughter Susan Walker, he is faced with his biggest battle ever - to convince the world that he is the real Santa Claus and not a deluded old gentleman. Supported by his lawyer and Susan his case gets taken all the way to the Supreme Court. Will Kris Kringle succeed? Not only is his credibility on the line, but so is the belief of every child.
Adapted from the Lux Radio Hour broadcast of the original film by Lance Arthur Smith
Original lyrics, music and arrangements by Jon Lorenz
Directed by Guy Retallack
Musical direction by Jamie Ross