Center Stage at Southampton Cultural Center presents

“Miracle on 34th Street”

December 3 – 12, 2021

              Fridays at 7 pm, Saturdays at 2 pm and 7 pm, Sundays at 2 pm and 5 pm

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Southampton Cultural Center’s Levitas Center for the Arts

              25 Pond Lane, Southampton Village

Tickets: $ 30 general admission; $ 20 for students under 21 and children

              Available in advance at scc-arts.org or at the door on the day of the performance

 

Center Stage at Southampton Cultural Center will present Lance Arthur Smith and Jon Lorenz’s Miracle on 34th Street, A Live Musical Radio Play

Miracle on 34th Street (initially released as The Big Heart in the United Kingdom) is a 1947 American Christmas comedy-drama film released by 20th Century Fox, written and directed by George Seaton and based on a story by Valentine Davies. The film stars Maureen O’Hara, John Payne, Natalie Wood and Edmund Gwenn.  The story takes place between Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day in New York City and focuses on the effect of a department store Santa Claus who claims to be the real Santa. The film has become a perennial Christmas favorite.

Miracle on 34th Street won three Academy Awards: Gwenn for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Valentine Davies for Best Writing, Original Story, and George Seaton for Best Writing, Screenplay.  In 2005, the film was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant”. The Academy Film Archive preserved Miracle on 34th Street in 2009.

Performance times are Fridays at 7:00 PM and Saturdays at 2:00 and 7:00 PM and Sundays at 2:00 and 5:00 PM

Michael Disher directs this live musical radio version of the beloved classic. Amanda Jones musically directs.

Miracle on 34th Street, A Live Musical Radio Play is adapted from the 1947 Lux Radio Broadcast and adapted by Lance Arthur Smith with original lyrics, music and arrangements by Jon Lorenz. SCC presents through special arrangements with Stage Rights.

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“I am thrilled to be returning and continuing this holiday tradition that has always been very special to me,” said Disher. “The holidays are a gift, particularly this year, and the opportunity to sit, smile and laugh together is a miracle. Featuring our greatest technology – imagination, the story transports us to a humbler and more innocent time through sounds and spoken word.”

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Featuring Daniel Becker, Mary Sabo, Jack Seabury, Susan Cincotta, Joey Giovingo, Christopher Tyrkko, Michaal Lyn Schepps, John Lovett, Amanda Jones, Michael Casper and introducing Emma Hand.

 

Miracle on 34th Street, a Live Musical Radio Play is sponsored in part by Stony Brook Southampton Hospital.

This holiday tradition is a perfect family outing. 

Please send all image requests to Michael Disher: mbentondisher@gmail.com

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The Southampton Cultural Center occupies a village operated facility. The COVID policy here is that all visitors and attendees must wear masks and that all performers, when not on stage, must wear masks. The cast and crew of Miracle on 34th Street is fully vaccinated. 

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