A Miracle on 34th Street Classic Radiocast

By Nathan Jerkins
Directed by Rosalind Faires

December 9-19, 2021

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The players at the fictional KPNF radio station return to put their stamp on another holiday classic: Miracle on 34th Street. As they bring to life the entire story through dozens of character voices and live foley sound effects, you’ll be re-introduced to Kris Kringle, the charming Macy’s mascot put on trial for claiming to be the real Santa Claus. Besieged by commercialism and disillusionment, winning the trial and restoring his friends’ faith in the most precious, intangible parts of Christmas will require Kris to perform nothing short of a miracle!

“Penfold’s classic radiocast of Miracle on 34th Street cannot fail to plunge you into the Christmas spirit!” -Austin American Statesman

Price: $16-$45
Run time: 90 minutes
For ages: 5+

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Special Events

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Saturday, December 11: First Saturday Soiree

Stay after the show to celebrate opening weekend with the cast and creative team! Food and drinks provided. Be sure to reserve your place when you purchase your ticket.

Locations

DECEMBER 9-18, 2021

Old Settlers Association of Williamson County

3300 E. Palm Valley Blvd
Round Rock, TX 78665
See map

Parking: Free parking in surface parking lot. 

DECEMBER 19, 2021

The Driskill Hotel

604 Brazos Street
Austin, TX 78701
See map

Parking: Paid parking by valet, on the street and in nearby garages and surface lots. 

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Great Plays in Great Places Series

The Great Plays in Great Places Series features stories that are inspired by, in conversation with or performed in unique places across the region.

The Driskill, a Romanesque-style building completed in 1886, is the oldest operating hotel in Austin and one of the best-known in Texas generally. The Driskill was conceived and built by Col. Jesse Driskill, a cattleman who spent his fortune constructing “the finest hotel south of St. Louis”. Still an icon of local luxury, the Driskill is decorated lavishly for Christmas every year to welcome visitors from across the nation and the world.

Critical Praise

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Penfold's classic radiocast of Miracle on 34th Street cannot fail to plunge you into the Christmas spirit!

-Austin American Statesman

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As Kris Kringle reminds us, 'Christmas isn't just a day, it's a frame of mind,' and Penfold's well-executed production encourages the very sense of togetherness to help us get there.

-Austin Chronicle

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A delightful, charming, amusing, imaginative, clever, fun production that will have even the most curmudgeonly Scrooge leaving the theater with the warm spirit of the holiday season in his or her heart.

-Austin Entertainment Weekly

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Softens hearts, raises up the innocent, gigs the commercialism of the season, and provides a thoroughly happy ending!

-Central Texas Live Theatre

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Nomination for Best Professional Play / Musical

-‘Round the Rock

Season Sponsors

Bloomberg Philantropies
Cultural Arts - City of Austin Economic Development
Round Rock - Arts & Culture
Edward Jones - Larry Najvar
P&B Print and Design Studio
Texas Commission of the Arts