NORWICH – Beginning this evening at 7 p.m. and continuing throughout the weekend with two additional performances including a 7 p.m. Saturday show and 2 p.m. Sunday matinee, the Norwich Theater Company proudly presents Miracle on 34th Street at the Martin W. Kappel theater within the Chenango Arts Council, 27 W. Main St., Norwich.
“Our first performance as an established theater group was Christmas related, and ended up being very popular with the community – so we've continued that tradition every year,” said Director Marty Kuhn. “Miracle on 34th Street is on of the Theater Company’s favorites, so we're all very excited to be able to bring it to the community.”
The quintessential 1947 Christmas classic tells the tale of an old man by the name of Kris Kringle (Richard Heim) 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, which inevitably leads to a court case to determine his mental health and, more importantly, his authenticity.