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‘Miracle on 34th Street’ at Old Opera House

By Staff | Oct 9, 2009

Some five years ago a similar announcement was distributed. It was not really political, but hopefully offered at least a more honest show than has been seen in Jefferson County’s political arena of late.

At least our efforts at humor at the Old Opera House Theater Co. are planned, not accidental – no professional back-stabbing will take place (at least on stage). (Bear in mind, I was involved in Jefferson County & Panhandle politics say 10 years back.)

Also this show was apparently sold out five years ago, and thus is now being brought back – as they say “by popular demand.” A number of our original cast (including the undersigned) will appear again in this reprise production Steven Brewer, Artistic Director of OOHTC, has announced a forthcoming holiday production of “Miracle on 34th Street” for Dec. 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, & 13 plus a couple school daytime matinees. Box office is (304) 725-4420.

There are less than 300 seats available in the main floor and balcony. This play, with some music – is NOT a musical, but is based on the same novel as the popular 1947 holiday film which won three Oscars and starred Natalie Wood, Edmund Gwynn, Maureen O’Hara, & John Payne.

It concerns the tribulations of Macy’s somewhat accidental holiday Santa Claus back in the mid-1940s and is said to represent “the true spirit of Christmas.” The role of Kris Kringle will be performed again by by David L. Woods, one of the biggest “has beens” in the Eastern Panhandle!

David L. Woods