"This is a tale that we want to believe in, that creates a world we seem to desperately desire, free of the blatant commercialism that surrounds us, where love and decency and generosity of spirit are their own rewards. What we want Christmas to be all about, really." So writes the Santa Cruz Sentinel of this most heartwarming holiday story. By chance, Kris Kringle, an old man in a retirement home, gets a job working as Santa for Macy's. Kris unleashes waves of good will with Macy's customers and the commercial world of New York City by referring parents to other stores to find exactly the toy their child has asked for. Seen as deluded and dangerous by Macy's vocational counselor, who plots to have Kris shanghaied to Bellevue Psychiatric Hospital, Kris ends up in a court competency hearing. Especially at stake is one little girl's belief in Santa. In a dramatic decision, the court confirms Kris as the true Santa, allowing Susan and countless other children to experience the joy of childhood fantasy.
Adapted by Mountain Community Theater from the novel by Valentine Davies. Based upon the Twentieth Century Fox motion picture Miracle on 34th Street
Directed by: Jonathan Gonzalez
This is a feel-good show, perfect for the holidays! The children are a delight.The Santa is fantastic, especially taking into consideration this is his very first production. I love that the set is painted to represent a snow globe, with most of the action taking place within it's confines. Another excellent job done by the outstanding folks at The Pearl!
This is a great show that is entertaining for all ages! Great way to get into the holiday spirit!
Wonderful show. great actors. true to movie. loved it. want to see it again
This production has a lot of heart to it and if you're in need of some Christmas spirit, head over to the Pearl Theater and see this holiday gem.