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'Miracle' Gets SCV In The Christmas Spirit

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Miracles still happen, and the holiday classic, "Miracle on 34th Street" is happening on stage at the Canyon Theatre Guild. Feel the joy of the holiday season by coming to see this delightful, heartwarming production, on stage at the CTG.

Young Susan Walker (Justine Kelly) has doubts about childhood's most enduring miracle, Santa Claus. Her mother, Doris (Amy Dunham Prieto), told her the "secret" of Santa a long time ago, so Susan does not expect to receive the most important gifts on her Christmas list. After meeting a special department store Santa, who is convinced he is the real thing, Susan wonders if he is truly Santa or just a nice old man with real whiskers. But then, she is given the most precious gift of all - something to believe in.

Each year at this time, the Canyon Theatre Guild spreads the holiday spirit by presenting a classic and well-loved Christmas story. This year's offering is Valentine Davies' "Miracle on 34th Street," and young and old will be touched by this enduring holiday classic. Though the story remains the same, the message is fresh: As Susan and her mother learn, "Faith is believing when common sense tells you not to." Have faith and enjoy this holiday season! Join the cast of Miracle and travel back to a time when innocence was a quality to be treasured.

miracle34_1"Miracle on 34th Street" is being directed by Greg Finley who said "It just doesn't seem like Christmas if I'm not directing the Christmas show! Each year, these shows are the theatre's gift to the community."

Michael Davies will once again channel the spirit of Kris Kringle, with Wade Bradford as Fred Gailey as the idealistic attorney who sets out to prove that there is, indeed, a Santa Claus. The cast also features Frank Rock as Dr. Pierce, Ron Kari as Jim, the Zookeeper, Doug Holiday as Judge Harper, Paul Strickland as Mr. Sawyer, the neurotic store psychologist, John Alexopoulos as Mr. Macy, Bill Buchynski as Mr. Mara, the prosecuting attorney, Jackson Dow as his son, Bill Steele as Mr. Shellhammer, Harald Krueger as Mr. Gimble, and Leah Kari as Miss Adams.

There are performances from November 27 through December 20 except for Friday, December 4, when there will not be a performance of "Miracle on 34th Street," due to a special event at the CTG. Friday and Saturday evening performances are at 8:00 PM, and Saturday and Sunday matinees are at 2:00 PM.

In addition, there will be mid-week performances at 7:00 PM on December 15, 16, and 17. Tickets for this show are $12-$15 for Juniors/Seniors and $15-$17 for Adults. Reservations may be made beginning November 9, 2009. Call the box office at (661) 799-2702 and bring the whole family. The Canyon Theatre Guild playhouse is located at 24242 Main Street (formerly San Fernando Rd.) in Old Town Newhall.

KHTS is offering a $5.00 off coupon for Thanksgiving weekend. Click here to print the voucher!

 

-Patty Finley