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Could your little one be the star of the stage?
10:00am Monday 21st October 2013 in News
IS your child an aspiring performer who would relish the opportunity to participate in a professional stage production?
Based on one of the most popular and best-loved Christmas films of all time, Miracle On 34th Street is coming to the Octagon Theatre in Yeovil from November 23 to 24 and some Santa’s Little Helpers are needed to feature in one of the scenes.
The winners will also receive a family ticket to see the show on a date of their choice.
To apply, children should write a short letter addressed to Santa Claus telling him why they would like to meet him.
All entries should be emailed to email@example.com by Wednesday, October 30.
Terms and conditions:
• Children must be available for all four performances (Saturday 2.30pm and 7.30pm, Sunday 2.30pm and 7.30pm)
• All children will need to be available an hour before performance times
• All children chosen will need to be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times
• Every child participating will receive a family ticket (two adults and two children) to be used at a performance of their choice (as long as they are accompanied backstage by a parent/guardian at all times)
• All children should be between five and ten years old and under 4ft 9” in height, as costumes will be provided by the company
• A photo must be attached to the application
• All entries must include the child’s full name, date of birth, address and emergency contact details.
Based on the 1947 motion picture, Miracle on 34th Street is the heart-warming story of Susan, a young girl who dreams of a father and brother to make her family whole, and Kris Kringle, a kindly old bearded man who claims he is the real Santa Claus.
When employed as a Santa at a department store grotto, Kris quickly spreads a wave of love through New York City, but can he help make Susan’s wish come true?
This all-singing all-dancing musical adaptation is an uplifting family tale of battling cynicism and learning what it truly means to believe.
Miracle on 34th Street originated as a 1947 motion picture starring Maureen O'Hara, John Payne, Natalie Wood and Edmund Gwenn.
The film became a perennial Christmas favorite, winning three Academy Awards and being nominated for Best Picture.
The stage version, originally entitled Here’s Love, opened on Broadway in 1963.
A hugely popular remake of the film was also released in 1994 starring Richard Attenborough as Kris Kringle.
Miracle on 34th Street has a book, music and lyrics by Meredith Willson, who is best known for writing and composing The Music Man which premiered on Broadway in 1957 and was adapted twice for film in 1962 and 2003.
It won the 1958 Tony Award for Best Musical and the cast recording won the first ever Grammy Award for Best Original Cast Album.
His work for film includes composing the score for Charlie Chaplin's The Great Dictator for which he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Score.