A Miracle on 34th Street Classic Radiocast
By Nathan Jerkins
Directed by Rosalind Faires
December 9-19, 2021
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
Dates & Locations
DECEMBER 9-18, 2021
Old Settlers Association of Williamson County
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm
Matinee on Saturday, December 18 at 2:30pm
3300 E. Palm Valley Blvd
Round Rock, TX 78665
Parking: Free parking in surface parking lot.
DECEMBER 19, 2021
The Driskill Hotel
Sunday, December 19 at 2:30pm and 7:30pm
604 Brazos Street
Austin, TX 78701
Parking: Paid parking by valet, on the street and in nearby garages and surface lots.
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.
Saturday, December 11: Preshow performance by the Yuletide Carolers
Singers from the Round Rock Community Choir will perform in Victorian costume starting at 6:50pm, so come early and enjoy an extra infusion of holiday cheer!
Saturday, December 11: ASL interpretation
ASL interpretation will be provided for members of our deaf community. To take advantage of this service, please select at ticket type that includes “+ ASL” during checkout. Then check out the safety video below for information about COVID-19.
Saturday, December 11: First Saturday Soiree
Stay after the show to celebrate opening weekend with the cast and creative team! Food and drinks will be provided. To reserve your place, please select a ticket type that includes “+ Soiree” during checkout.
Saturday, December 19: Preshow performance by the Central Texas Philharmonic
Musicians from the Central Texas Philharmonic will treat audience members to a holiday-themed chamber performance beginning at 6:50pm. It’s a festive addition to our final performance at the Driskill Hotel!
Adapted by Nathan Jerkins
Director, Rosalind Faires
Stage Manager, Maxine Dillon
Production Manager, Lindsay Scarbrough
Costume Designer, Jenny Hanna Chambers
Sound Designer, Buzz Moran
Set Designer, Desi Roybal
Sound Engineer, Brett Weaver
Lighting Technician, Kiersta Hoover
Penfold's classic radiocast of Miracle on 34th Street cannot fail to plunge you into the Christmas spirit!
-Austin American Statesman
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.
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
Softens hearts, raises up the innocent, gigs the commercialism of the season, and provides a thoroughly happy ending!
-Central Texas Live Theatre
Nomination for Best Professional Play / Musical
-‘Round the Rock