Miracle On 34th Street Miracle On 34th Street

Miracle On 34th Street  | 

December 14 — December 23

When a department store Santa claims he’s the real thing, it takes him all the way to the supreme court. Watch what happens as this classic story finds new life on stage in a live performance of the original 1940s radio broadcast, complete with a live foley artist and a twinkle of holiday cheer.

Written by Valentine Davies

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When a department store Santa claims he’s the real thing, it takes him all the way to the supreme court. Watch what happens as this classic story finds new life on stage in a live performance of the original 1940s radio broadcast, complete with a live foley artist and a twinkle of holiday cheer.

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Cast

Peri Gilpin 

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Best-known to television audiences as radio producer ‘Roz Doyle’ in NBC’s Emmy-winning comedy series “Frasier”, Peri Gilpin was most recently seen on Comedy Central’s “Broad City” as Abbie Jacobson’s mom, CBS’s “Scorpion” as Homeland Security’s Katherine Cooper. Prior to her role on “Scorpion”, Peri starred alongside Craig Robinson and Amandla Stenberg in “Mr. Robinson.“

Gilpin recently wrapped the independent films “Benjamin,” directed by Bob Saget, “Only Humans,” directed by Vanessa Knutsen and “The Outdoorsman,“ directed by David Haskell.  She will next be seen in the independent film Occupy Texas, which premiered at the National Dallas Film Festival. Gilpin has appeared in the films “How To Kill Your Neighbor’s Dog,” with Kenneth Branagh and Robin Wright Penn, and “Spring Forward,” with Liev Schreiber. 

Among many of Gilpin’s television credits are roles in “Masters of Sex,” “Men At Work,” “Make It Or Break It” “CSI,” “ Modern Family,” “Law and Order,” “Hot In Cleveland,” and “Desperate Housewives.”

Gilpin’s theatre credits include five summers with the Williamstown Theatre in Massachusetts.  She starred as ‘Alexa Vere de Vere’ in As Bees In Honey Drown in the off-Broadway Lucille Lortell Theatre and at Pasadena Playhouse.  In 2009, she enjoyed a successful run in Matthew Modine Saves The Alpacas at the Geffen Theatre.

Beth Grant

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Known as a Hollywood lucky charm, Beth Grant has co-starred in three Academy Award winning Best Pictures:  “The Artist,” “No Country for Old Men,” and “Rain Man.”  She has twice received the Screen Actors Guild Ensemble Award for “Little Miss Sunshine” and “No Country for Old Men.” She also voiced the Academy Award winning Best Animated Feature, “Rango.” Currently in theaters, Grant is “Elaine” in acclaimed “Lucky” co-starring with legendary Harry Dean Stanton in his last film.

She has just completed her 6th season as a TV series regular, “Beverly,” on “The Mindy Project” for NBC Universal on HULU. She is recurs as “Jack” on Neil Gaiman’s “American Gods” created by Bryan Fuller and Michael Green for STARZ.

Last season Grant starred as “Lady Bird Johnson” opposite Natalie Portman’s Jackie Kennedy in “Jackie,” directed by Pablo Larrain.   Appearing frequently in projects for James Franco, she co-stars with Vincent D’Onofrio in the Tennessee Williams biopic “Tenn;” Steinbeck’s In Dubious Battle;” and William Gay’s “The Long Home;” also playing Faulkner’s iconic character “Addie Bundren” in “As I Lay Dying,” premiering at Cannes.

Grant received the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award, L.A. Stage Alliance Ovation, LA Weekly Award, Backstage West Garland Award for Lead Actress in The Trials And Tribulations of a Trailer Trash Housewife. In 2011 Grant starred Off Broadway in Tony George’s Tricks The Devil Taught Me at The Minetta Lane Theater in Greenwich Village. In total Grant has won three L.A. Stage Alliance Ovation Awards, including Lead Actress for Grace And Glorie at The Colony Theatre.

Other theatre credits include world premieres by Maya Angelou, Romulus Linney, Horton Foote, and Mark V. Olsen.  Grant enjoyed two stints at The Ahmanson Theatre in Picnic and Summer And Smoke, directed by renowned Broadway director Marshall Mason, starring Christopher Reeve and Christine Lahti.

Grant produced and plays the title character, a battered wife, in 2012’s “Blues For Willadean” co-starring with Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer, Spirit Award winner Dale Dickey, written and directed by Del Shores – now on iTunes, Amazon and Walmart.com.  Grant co-produced and starred in the ComiCon 2010 Best Comedy Award winner, “Herpes Boy” on Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, X-Box and most VOD.

Alfred Molina 

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Molina is an accomplished London-born actor whose diverse and distinguished gallery of performances has led to a lengthy and triumphant career. Some of his most unforgettable performances include portraying hedonistic Mexican muralist Diego Rivera “Frida” (2002 / SAG Awards nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role), Jewish milkman Teyve in the 2004 Broadway revival of the musical Fiddler on the Roof (Tony nominated for Best Actor), deranged drug dealer Rahad Jackson in the critically acclaimed film “Boogie Nights” (1997), comic book villain Doc Ock in the blockbuster hit sequel “Spider-Man 2” (2004) and the John Logan play Red (2009-2010 / Tony Award nominated for Best Lead Actor) in which Molina portrayed the artist Mark Rothko.

Recently Molina showed off his chops in the Ryan Murphy directed HBO film “The Normal Heart” (2014 / Emmy Nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor), HBO’s critically acclaimed miniseries “Show Me a Hero” (2015) for director Paul Haggis, TBS comedy series “Angie Tribeca” (2016), Paramount Pictures feature “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot” (2016) co-starring with Tina Fey, indie feature “Sister Cities” (2016) for director Sean Hanish, and British period drama miniseries “Close to the Enemy” (2016) opposite Jim Sturgess and Freddie Highmore for the BBC.

Most recently, Molina was seen in Tom Holloway’s play And No More Shall We Part for the Williamstown Theatre Festival (2017), Eugene O’Neill’s Pulitzer Prize winning drama Long Day’s Journey into Night for the Geffen Playhouse (2017), Showtime’s comedy-drama series “I’m Dying Up Here” (2017), indie features: “Message from the King” (2017) opposite Teresa Palmer and Luke Evans, and “A Family Man” (2017) opposite Gerard Butler, and the much lauded Ryan Murphy produced FX series “Feud: Bette and Joan” (2017 / Emmy Nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor) opposite Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon.

Still in the pipeline are feature films: “Road to Capri” opposite Virginia Madsen, an adaptation of the Janet Fitch novel “Paint it Black,” and “Breakable You” opposite Tony Shalhoub, Holly Hunter and Anna Paquin; indie film “Saint Judy” for director Sean Hanish, and animated films: “Henchman” for Bron Studios and “Hey Arnold: The Jungle Movie” for Nickelodeon.  Molina recently wrapped on “The Front Runner” for director Jason Reitman.