Mark your calendars for a free radio show “Miracle on 34th Street” presented by Theatre Palisades Actors’ Troup on Wednesday, December 11 at Pierson Playhouse, 941 Temescal Canyon Rd. This will be the sixth annual holiday show that is done in the style of an old-time 1940s radio show, complete with studio actors and sound effects.
Based on the classic film, which was first shot in 1947, the story finds Kris Kringle aka Santa Claus appalled to find a department store Santa drunk. He replaces the man and then starts recommending goods in a competing store to kids (Macy’s vs. Gimbels). His sanity becomes an issue and a court case is held to determine his mental health and authenticity.
This production is generally around an hour and family friendly. Theatre Palisades offers it free as a “Holiday Gift.”
In the past there have been holiday refreshments, such as mulled wine made by long-time actor and producer Martha Hunter. The refreshments start at 7 p.m. and the performance is at 7:30 p.m. There will be a raffle and a special appearance by Santa Claus. Those attending are asked to bring a canned good that will be donated to the Westside Food Bank. Visit: theatrepalisades.com or call (310) 454-1970.