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Miracle on 34th Street
November 16, 2023 - December 29, 2023
Director's Note

Kris Kringle says a line in this play that I keep coming back to again and again: “Christmas is the time when miraculous things happen.” That’s my favorite thing about this season: the possibility of extraordinary things happening at any moment. You feel this possibility in the crisp quiet of the first snow, in the smell of the Christmas ham in the oven at Grandmother’s house, and in the twinkling lights in windows throughout town. 

This story is full of extraordinary, miraculous moments—some big, others small. What other story has the real Kris Kringle working at Macy’s during the Holidays? Or has a major department store sending business to their competition? But the biggest miracle in this story is that a group of people step out of their comfort zones and choose to believe in each other. Because these people believe in Kris, and because they have faith in each other, they experience a miracle. They allow for the possibility, and their lives are changed.

This year, when the shopping and pressures of the Holidays take our focus, may we also allow for the possibilities this season brings. After all, this is the time where miraculous things happen

- Barrett Guyton, Director of Miracle on 34th Street

Cast List

Kris Kringle
Michael Poisson*

Doris Walker
Zoë Velling

Fred Gayley
Sean Maximo Campos*

Harper Mensch, Nora Jane Mitchell

Percy Shellhammer
Terrance Jackson

Dr. Pierce/Lou/Gimbel
Vince McGill*

McNamara/Dr. Sawyer
Nicholas Piper*

Mr. Macy
Zacchaeus Kimbrell*

James Jiggetts

Judge Harper/Gimbal’s Assistant/Shopper/Brigitte’s Guardian
Paris Bradstreet*

Marissa Emerson

Kailey Kyle

Sam McCalla*

Ashley Campos*

Jacob Nuti

Alice Hollingsworth, Lydia Smith

Elizabeth Sandoe, Lydia Smith

Max Campos, Ben Hollingsworth

Henry Smith, Ben Hollingsworth

*Denotes members of the Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors, and Stage Managers in the United States.


Barrett Guyton

Choreographer/Dance Captain/Intimacy Coordinator
Ashley Campos

Scenic Designer
Dan Ettinger

Costume Designer
Kelly Jenkins

Lighting Designer
Andrew Morehouse

Sound Designer
Matt Green

Dialect Coach
Zoë Velling

Assistant Stage Manager
Elizabeth Anne Green*

Stage Manager
Megan Ward

Producing Artistic Director of Barter Theatre
Katy Brown

*Denotes members of the Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors, and Stage Managers in the United States.

Production Crew

Youth Cast Supervisor
Kaci Deakins

Production Assistant
EJ Freed

Swing Dresser
Chantell Fuller

Gilliam Stage Carpenter
Patti Goebel

Audio Supervisor
Matt Green

Assistant Wardrobe Supervisor
Beks Knost

Production Assistant
Lizzie Komosa

Wardrobe Supervisor
Emily Murray

Light and Sound Board Operator
L’Via Rodriguez

Spotlight Operator
Garrett Summitt

Spotlight Operator
Chris White


Premier Sponsor

Season Sponsors

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Production Sponsors

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