Playhouse on the Air Presents: Miracle on 34th Street
Enter a 1940s radio studio where a radio host, sound effects artists, and a star-studded acting company bring the holiday classic, Miracle on 34th Street, to life. Young Susan Walker has been raised by her well-meaning mother, Doris, not to believe in Santa Claus. Then she meets Kris Kringle, the man hired to play Santa at Macy’s department store. When a jealous Macy’s employee frames Kris for an assault, attorney Fred Gailey must prove to Doris, Susan, and a court of law that Kris IS the real Santa. Perfect for the whole family!
Help us stock pantries in the Drake Neighborhood
Now through the end of December, The Playhouse and Table Church are collecting items for Impact, a community action partnership with a food pantry and anytime shelves in the Drake neighborhood and other Polk County locations. You are encouraged to bring items with you when you come to the show – canned goods, peanut butter, dry pasta, cereal, fruit juice, paper products, or personal care items – and help combat hunger in Greater Des Moines.
Preview Night, 7:00 PM, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, is free with at least one non-perishable or personal toiletry item for our food drive. Space is limited and you need to make a free reservation. Bring your item to donate when you come to the theatre Thursday night. Click here to reserve your preview night seat.
For those not yet ready to come into the theatre:
The Playhouse will provide a livestream on opening night, Friday, Dec. 4, 2020. Click here to purchase opening night livestream.
Opening night will be recorded and available for on-demand viewing, Dec. 9-27, 2020. Click here to purchase video on-demand for viewing Dec. 9-27, 2020.
Livestream and Video On-Demand (VOD) guidance:
- When you order one of these streaming option, you will receive a link in Your Confirmation email that comes from email@example.com. (Check your junk/spam folder as it sometimes ends up there.)
- The stream can be cast to your smart TV if your TV can accept casting. (The newer models do.) Or if you have ROKU or Chromecast, they too can accept your casting.
- If you purchase VOD, you can watch the video as many times as you want in a 24 hour period from the first time you start the video. Your link can only be used on one device.
- Performance Times:
- 7:00 PM Thursdays-Fridays, 2:00 PM Saturdays-Sundays
- John Viars Theatre
- Run Time:
- 100 minutes; performed without intermission
- Content Advisory:
- Playhouse holiday productions are intended for ages 5 and up. The Playhouse does not rate subject matter as sensitivities vary from person to person. If you have questions about content, age-appropriateness, or other aspects of the show (ie strobe lights and other theatrical effects), please contact the ticket office at 515.277.6261.
- Download Playbill