Community Theatre brings holiday Miracle to stage

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Canton Community Theatre proudly presents its production of the holiday classic Miracle on 34th Street.

This timeless classic chronicles the story of an old man going by the name of Kris Kringle, who fills in for an intoxicated Santa in Macy’s annual Thanksgiving Day parade. Kringle proves to be such a hit that he is soon appearing regularly at the chain’s main store in midtown Manhattan. When Kringle surprises customers and employees alike by claiming that he really is Santa Claus, it leads to a court case to determine his mental health and, more importantly, his authenticity.

David Palmer in the lead role as Kris Kringle

David Palmer in the lead role as Kris Kringle

As Kringle is absolutely clear in his head that he is the real Santa Claus, watch as he uses his gifts of optimism and belief to persuade his skeptics how the power of imagination and charity can overcome negativity and cynicism in the world today (or at least in New York City).

Under the direction of John Williams along with his daughter Jacqui, the 29-member cast features an abundance of veteran local talent as well budding performers — spanning across all ages, representing Canton as well as other nearby towns. Local talent from Canton include Antonino Ruggeri as Sawyer, Allison Haidul as Halloran, Patty Willis as Judge Harper, along with performers Trisha Bhattacharya, Alivia Hennessey, Olivia Mackwell, Stella Lempert, Maeve Lehan, Rose Isaacs, Sadie Gugliotta, and Julia Capraro.

Stoughton performers include Sarah Flanagan as Doris Walker, David Palmer as Kris Kringle, Rosemary Amadeo, Abby McNeil, Emily Russell, Samantha Croke, Brooke Roderick, Sam Burke, and Anita McNeil. Also performing will be Hanna McElman, Aileen Lyons, and Kristen Kenward of Brockton, Martine and Isabelle Assaf of Quincy, Madeline Sant of North Easton, and Mike Whalen of Weymouth in the role of Fred Gayley. In addition, Braintree resident Kelly Lane, a native of Canton, will take on Kris Kringle in court as Mara, the district attorney, and Holbrook resident Barbara Donahue is joining the cast in the role of Shellhammer.

Miracle on 34th Street will be have three performances: December 11 at 7:30 p.m. and December 12 and 13 at 4 p.m. CCT is located at the Village Shoppes at Cobb’s Corner, 95 Washington Street in Canton, next to the Shoe Dept and across from the Halfway Cafe. Make sure not to miss this classic that is sure to get you, your friends and family in the holiday spirit.

Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at the door or online at www.cantoncommunitytheatre.org. Online ticket sales have been active, so please make sure to reserve your spot today.

For more information about Canton Community Theatre and its upcoming productions, feel free to ‘Like’ them on Facebook or email cantoncommunitytheatre@gmail.com.

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