Miracle on 34th Street
by Fredericksburg Theater Company

Oct. 08 - Oct. 09

Miracle on 34th Street: A Live Radio Play is a heartwarming holiday classic retold in the tradition of a live 1940's era radio broadcast. When a department store Santa claims he's the real Kris Kringle, his case gets taken to the Supreme Court. Watch the miracle unfold when a little girl's belief makes all the difference in this iconic story. Adapted from the 1947 Lux Radio Hour Broadcast and staged with live Foley effects and a score of holiday carols, Miracle on 34th Street is a beloved musical that will melt even the most cynical hearts. 

Audition Notice

Saturday, October 8th, 2022 at 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, October 9th, 2022 at 2:00 p.m.


Auditions for FTC's holidaymusical Miracle on 34th Street: A Live Radio Play will be held Saturday, October 8 at 6:30 pm, and Sunday, October 9 at 2:00 pm at the Steve W. Shepherd Theater, located at 1668 Highway 87 South in Fredericksburg. Steve Reily will direct the production.

Actors are asked to sign up in advance by calling the theater office at 888-669-7114. For auditions, actors must prepare 32 bars of a show tune or a verse and chorus. Please choose a song that best shows your vocal range and abilities. A CD player and MP3 hookup will be available. A keyboard and accompanist will also be present. No a capella auditions please.

There will be a brief movement audition, so please dress accordingly. Actors will also be asked to read scenes from the script. Actors should be versatile at creating a variety of different voices and characters. A young girl is needed to play the role of Susan. A mature male is required to play the role of Kris Kringle. Scripts will be available to be checked out from the FTC Box Office.


Actors may also submit video auditions. All video auditions must be sent to Executive Director Steve Reily at steve@fredericksburgtheater.org with the subject line "Miracle Auditions." If you have questions, email the theater office at steve@fredericksburgtheater.org with the subject line "Miracle Auditions."



Rehearsals are typically Monday through Friday, 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm.

December 5 - 8 are Technical/Dress Rehearsals. For the production's success, attendance at these rehearsals and all performances are mandatory for the entire cast and crew.


Thursday, December 8 at 7:30 pm (Preview)

December 9, 10, 16, 17 at 7:30 p.m. – December 11 and 18 at 2:00 p.m. 





Character Breakdown:

Kris Kringle:

Santa Claus. Singing optional* F3-E


Doris Walker:

Macy's public relations expert. Alto/mezzo-soprano C4-C#5.

(Also plays Mother, Girl, and others.)


Susan Walker:

Cordelia's precocious daughter

(Age 7-11). C4-C5


Fred Gailey:

Lawyer, looking for love and a miracle.

Baritone/tenor Bb3-G4.

(Actor also plays Alfred and others.)


Male Character Actor:

Versatile. Baritone B3-E4.

(Plays Drunken Santa, Mr. Shellhammer, Dr. Sawyer, Gimbel, R.H. Macy, Thomas Mara, and others.)


Female Character Actor:

Versatile. Soprano C4-E5.

(Plays Mortimer, 2nd Mother, Miss Prong, Dr. Pierce, Nurse, Charley, Mrs. Mara, Tommy, and others.)