December 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 15 (2019)
"This is a tale that we want to believe in, that creates a world we seem to desperately desire, free of the blatant commercialism that surrounds us, where love and decency and generosity of spirit are their own rewards. What we want Christmas to be all about, really."
So writes the Santa Cruz Sentinel of this most heartwarming holiday story.
Kris Kringle, an old man in a retirement home, gets a job working as Santa for Macy's. Kris unleashes waves of good will with Macy's customers and the commercial world of New York City by referring parents to other stores to find exactly the toy their child has asked for.
Seen as deluded and dangerous by Macy's vocational counselor, who plots to have Kris shanghaied to Bellevue Psychiatric Hospital, Kris ends up in a court competency hearing. Especially at stake is one little girl's belief in Santa.
Kris Kringle: Daniel Pool
Doris Walker: Naomi Blankenship
Susan Walker: Sahara Fugitt
Fred Gayley: Ian Ferguson
Doctor Pierce: Bill Roehling
Shellhammer: Birgit Kuehn
Sawyer: Lee Doss
Judge Harper: David Cheek
Finley: Edward Towle
District Attorney Mara: Amanda Powell
Halloran: Birgit Kuehn
Duncan: Matthew Sheppard
Mr. Macy: Sid Davis
Mr. Bloomingdale: Bill Roehling
Al: Austin Robinette
Lou: Matthew Sheppard
Via Dennis, Rachel Martin, Kaitlyn Sanders, Natalie Wilson
Elves, Parents, and Various Roles:
Amanda Powell, Joy Cheek, Sid Davis, David Cheek, Rebekah Thompson, Rachel Martin, Austin Robinette, Matthew Sheppard
December 31, 2019
Famed plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Pepper has reached the top of his field. Status-wise. Career-wise. Money-wise. His only weakness is women. Old women. Young women. Happy women. Sad women. Single women. Married women. Women of all shapes and sizes. But he's especially fond of actresses. So Dr. Pepper felt it was fate that introduced him to the Rose sisters- who were all featured in the chorus of the touring company of "Gypsy". He courted them all, but ultimately married Petunia.
But, the good doctor underestimated the ties that bound the sisters- which ultimately proved stronger than the marriage vows. For the Rose sisters had devised the "perfect crime" whereby they could enjoy the Pepper fortune, minus the doctor. What they didn't count on was Cousin Peter and the infamous detective Percy Blunt.