When Kris Kringle finds the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade’s main act, Santa, intoxicated, a series of events unfurls, lending many a teaching moment, as well as the true meaning of the holiday season. On December 16-17, the Arts Garage’s Radio Theatre will bring Miracle on 34th Street, to stage, giving this classic holiday film the old-timey radio makeover.
After Kringle takes the reins of the float in the parade, he asked to stay on as Macy’s NYC flagship store’s Santa. While sitting in as the department store man in the red suit, Kringle creates a stir by referring parents to better deals at different stores, all the while instilling a sense that he is, in fact, the real Santa Claus. After a psychological evaluation and a battery charge, Kringle finds himself in front of the New York Supreme Court Judge, where he is found to be none other than Old Saint Nick.
Performed as if for a radio broadcast, actors presenting the story via a staged reading will be backed by a Foley artist, whose use of special sound effects devices, will pay homage to the golden age of radio. Radio Theatre’s performances are a rather unique and interesting form of live performance that is not only entertaining, but a little nostalgic too.
- Showtimes: December 16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m. Admission costs $20 for general seating, $30 for premium. For more information, visit artsgarage.org.
Each Radio Theatre play is recorded for audiences to enjoy long after the curtain has fallen. Visit artsradionetwork.com for more information.