Play brings Santa to town


Katherine Hahn-Boisvert

Seniors Brittney Ebner, Americo Allen Garcia and Mikayla Icenogle, rehearse the iconic scene where Kris Kringle is hired to be the Macy’s Santa Claus in “Miracle on 34th Street.“

Abby Blazevic, Staff Writer

Santa will be coming a little early this year as the drama department is preparing for their performance of “Miracle on 34th Street.” All shows will be performed from Friday, Nov. 17-Sunday, Nov. 19, with varied show times.
“The central idea of the play is that everyone needs to remember to have faith and believe even when the heart tells us not to,” senior Americo Allen Garcia (Kris Kringle) said.
For some, “Miracle on 34th Street” is a classic holiday story that audience members can relate to.
After being a last minute replacement as the Macy’s department store Santa, Kris Kringle proves to be a sensation, but his claim that he is the real Santa Clause has landed him in court fighting for his right to freedom after being locked up in a mental institution. He and his lawyer must find a way to make everyone believe that Santa is real and his magic still exists.
The plot also stars a little girl named Susan Walker (Sarah Bailey) as she projects the hope of all children who believe in the magic of Santa Clause.
“The play will have such an emotional connection with the audience because everyone will be able to find a part of themselves within the story,” junior Maggie Dix (Judge) said.
The play was chosen because of its big cast, giving roles to many students. The ensemble that works together on the play consists of students from all grade levels.
“It’s nice to see that there’s no division between freshmen, sophomores, juniors or seniors. They become one big family,” Cathy Robinson, director, said.
Everyone is urged by the cast and crew to come and watch the production, even if they have never heard of or watched the movie before.
“Come and see it, give it a shot,” Cody Gorecki (Crew), sophomore, said. “It’s going to be good, and I promise that you’ll like it.”
In addition to the performances, there will be a Santa’s Workshop on Nov.11 from 11a.m.-3p.m. in the auditorium where children of all ages will get to meet Santa and take pictures. All donations will go towards foundations such as Make-A-Wish and Toys for Tots.