"Miracle on 34th Street" Cast at Aloha Theatre
Peter Schonberg heads up the cast of "Miracle on 34th Street," the next production at the Aloha Theatre in Kainaliu. He plays Kris Kringle, who claims to be the real Santa Claus. He steps in as Santa at Macy's when their Santa becomes incapacitated, and a series of events unfolds to create a moving, heart warming holiday story. Melissa Geiger plays Doris Walker, a no-nonsense Macy's manager who is a single parent to Susan, played by Lotus Buss, who does not believe in Santa Claus at first. Victor Lugo plays their neighbor Fred Gayley, who serves as a baby-sitter for Susan, and these three become a family by play's end. The production includes several favorite Christmas carols, taught to the cast by Jaquelynn Collier. The ensemble includes elves and other colorful characters portrayed by Anna Payesko, Allison Gerow, Ariel Cohen, Eve Sorce-Wright, Kyleeann Hamar, Miles Prado, Minami Asbjornson, Oles Witczak, Peyton Winkel, Rihanna Goodspeed, Taylor Bear, Ziven Witczak, Yasir Bey, Cindy Cohen, Robb Dahlke, Luonne Gerow, Payton Howitt, Britney Jeffries, Ka'umea Lind-Strauss, Rob Payesko, Ella Prado, Tait Witczak, Gavin Logan, Tom and Felicity Johnson, and Holly, Maximus, and Violet Wisniewski.
"Miracle on 34th Street" was adapted from the 1947 Valentine Davies novella by Patricia Di Benedetto Snyder, Will Severin, and John Vreeke. There have been several movie versions of the script over the years. Aloha Theatre's production, directed by Tiffany Kutsunai, will be presented at the theatre December 1 through 17, with Friday and Saturday performances at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m. Ticket are $22 for adults, $20 for senior citizens and young adults, and $10 for children, and may be purchased online at alohatheatre.com, by phone Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or at the theatre box office beginning one hour prior to performance time. Group discounts are available, and early ticket purchase is recommended for best seat selection. For tickets or more information, call 322-9924.