Miracle on 34th Street Character Breakdown
Please note that many roles (as listed) can be cast as either male or female. Character names may be adjusted based upon casting.
ENSEMBLE: Adults, teens and children (ages 8-99) – The ensemble is essential to this show. They will guide the show, filling scene breaks, changing scenery, and creating a complete world (lots of possibilities. There are several speaking roles for children and teens who also appear as extras in other scenes. Adult ensemble features include Carolers, Bag Lady, Rich Person, Drunk Santa, Duncan (Zookeeper), Postal Workers, Parents who visit Santa, Pedestrians, Photographers, Courtroom Crowd, Para Workers and Carolers. There is also a special “Elf Theatre” presentation at Macy’s (might be a short sketch, a musical production, dance, etc.), which will spotlight Elves and their talents. Singing ability is useful but not required.
KRIS KRINGLE: Male (Stage Age 40–60) – He is Santa Claus. Likeable, firm, caring. Loves children.
FRED GAYLEY: Male (Stage Age 20–40) – Friend/Neighbor to Doris and Susan; Lawyer; Kringle’s defense attorney; all around good guy
DORIS WALKER: Female (Stage Age 20–40) – Personnel Manager at Macy’s; Susan’s mother; all work, no play.
SUSAN WALKER: Female Child (Stage Age 7-9, can be older) – Doris’ daughter. Precocious. She doesn’t believe.
SHELLHAMMER: Adult Male or Female (any age) – Assistant to Doris. Friendly, efficient.
JUDGE HARPER: Adult Male or Female (Stage Age 30+) – Presides over Kringle’s hearing; Judicial; likeable; a bit political.
DR. PIERCE: Adult Male or Female (any age) – Physician at Maplewood Home; warm, caring.
SAWYER: Adult Male or Female (any age) – Macy’s vocational guidance counselor; character role requiring great comic timing.
MARA: Adult Male or Female (any age) – Prosecuting attorney; somewhat jaded; sticks to the letter of the law.
HALLORAN: Adult Male or Female (any age) – Judge Harper’s political campaign manager.
FINLEY: Adult Male or Female (any age) – Bailiff in Judge Harper’s court.
MACY: Adult Male or Female (Stage Age 30+) – Owner and manager of Macy’s Department Store.
BLOOMINGDALE: Adult Male or Female (Stage Age 30+) – Owner and manager of Bloomingdale’s Department Store.
Auditions are planned for September 3 to 5. Show will be December 6 to 15.