Campbellsville University and Town Hall Productions to present ‘Miracle on 34th Street’

Campbellsville University and Town Hall Productions to present ‘Miracle on 34th Street’

Nov. 23, 2015
For Immediate Release

 

Campbellsville University and Town Hall Productions’ cast for 2015 Christmas Performance of “Miracle on 34th Street.” Back row, from left: Jason Schaum, Havertown, Pa.; Nathan Cahall, Oneida, Ky.; Matthew Hutchins, Springfield, Ky.; Lindsey Rule, Campbellsville, Ky; Michele Bufano, Florence, Italy; Hollie Nall, Elizabethtown, Ky.; Jinsik Han, South Korea; Karen McAnelly, Campbellsville, Ky.; Ryan Dudgeon, Campbellsville, Ky.; and Eden Dudgeon, Campbellsville, Ky. 4th row: Morgan Hadley, Greensburg, Ky.; Sarah Durham, Campbellsville, Ky.; Paige Pickerl, Wheaton, Ill.; Kendra Polston, Burkesville, Ky.; and Missy Heath, Campbellsville, Ky. 3rd row: Cory Burton; Olivia Herron, Campbellsville, Ky.; Nicole Hendrickson, Atlanta Ga.; Summer Lee, Korea; Lauren Phillips, Campbellsville, Ky.; and Diandra Sallee, Nicholasville, Ky. 2nd row: Jon Hieneman, Campbellsville, Ky.; Jacob Hayes, Campbellsville, Ky.; Creed Dudgeon, Campbellsville, Ky.; Rachel Henderson, Greensburg, Ky.; Claire Goff, Greensburg, Ky., Elli Brooke Wilson, Campbellsville, Ky.; Sophie McAnelly, Campbellsville, Ky.; Gracyne Hash, Campbellsville, Ky.; and CJ Calhoun. Front row: Lily Dudgeon, Campbellsville, Ky.; Anaia Frankowicz; Juliana Dixon, Campbellsville, Ky.; and Brooklyn Richardson, Lebanon, Ky. (Campbellsville University Photo by Rosemary Flores)

 

By Jordan Snider, student news writer
CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY. – The Campbellsville University Theater and Town Hall productions will present the Christmas holiday story “Miracle on 34th Street” in the Ross Mobley Theater from Dec. 3 through 13 at 114 University Drive, Campbellsville.

“Miracle on 34th Street” is a heartwarming story about Kris Kringle, an old man in a retirement home, who gets a job working as Santa for Macy’s. Kris unleashes waves of good will with Macy’s customers, and the commercial world of New York City by referring parents to other stores to find exactly the toy their child has asked for.

Seen as deluded and dangerous by Macy’s vocational counselor, who plots to have Kris shanghaied to Bellevue Psychiatric Hospital, Kris ends up in a court competency hearing.

Especially at stake is one little girl’s belief in Santa. In a dramatic decision, the court confirms Kris as the true Santa, allowing Susan and countless other children to experience the joy of childhood fantasy.

Lead roles in the play include: Jon Hieneman of Campbellsville as Kris Kringle;
Paige Pickerl, a CU student from Wheaton, Ill., as Doris; Michele Bufano from Florence, Italy, and Irell Patterson as Fred; Nathan Cahall, from Oneida, Ky., playing the role of Sawyer; Rachel Henderson, from Greensburg, Ky., as Susan; and Sarah Durham, a CU student from Campbellsville, playing the role of Shellhammer.

The play will be performed at the following times: Thursday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 6 at 2:30 p.m.; Friday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 13 at 2:30 p.m.

Cost of General Admission is $10. Admission is $7 for seniors, 65 and over, and children, 12 and under. Admission for CU Employees & Students is $5.

The other cast is as following: Cory Burton, as drunken Santa and court guard; Cedric Calhoun, a Campbellsville University student from Frankfort, as rich person and Finley;

Rachel Church from Pittsburgh, Pa., as caroler and court attendee; Juliana Dixon from Campbellsville, as caroler, child waiting to see Santa and Court attendee;

Creed Dudgeon from Campbellsville, as child 1, child waiting to see Santa and court attendee; Eden Dudgeon from Campbellsville, as shopper/parade attendee, child waiting to see Santa and court attendee; Lily Dudgeon from Campbellsville, as child 2, child waiting to see Santa and court attendee;

Ryan Dudgeon from Campbellsville, as shopper/parade attendee, parent waiting to see Santa, and court attendee;
Ed Pavy, director of campus ministries at CU from Campbellsville, as Mr. Macy; Dave Walters, vice president for admissions and student services from Campbellsville, as Mr. Bloomingdale;

Anaia Frankowicz, as shopper/parade attendee, child waiting to see Santa and Janet; Claire Goff from Greensburg, Ky., as shopper/parade attendee, Dutch girl and court attendee; Ron Green from Campbellsville, as caroler and Judge Harper;

Morgan Hadley from Greensburg, Ky., as Elf W; Jinsik Han from South Korea, as Pierce; Gracyne Hash form Campbellsville, as shopper/parade attendee, Megan, Elf/Elf performer and court attendee;

Jackson Hayes from Campbellsville, as caroler, child waiting to see Santa and court attendee; Jacob Hays from Campbellsville, as parade participant, Elf/Elf performer and court attendee; Rachel Henderson from Greensburg, Ky., as Susan Nicole Hendrickson and Elf Z/Q;

Missy Heath from Campbellsville, as caroler, parent waiting to see Santa and court attendee; Olivia Herron from Campbellsville, as caroler, child waiting to see Santa and court attendee; Matthew Hutchins, from Springfield, Ky., as the caroler, parent waiting to see Santa, photographer, pedestrian 2 and court attendant;

Mickey Lee, as caroler, Duncan and court attendant; Summer Lee, a CU student from Korea, as shopper/parade attendee, Foster Mother and court attendee; Karen McAnelly from Campbellsville, as shopper/parade attendee, Sharon’s Mother and court attendee;

Sophie McAnelly from Campbellsville, as shopper/parade attendee, Sharon and court attendee; Lauren Phillips from Campbellsville, as parade participant, Photographer, Lou, court attendant and Elf/Elf Performer;

Kendra Polston from Burkesville, Ky., as shopper/parade attendee, salesperson/Sylvia, pedestrian 3 and court attendant; Brooklyn Richardson from Lebanon, Ky., as shopper/parade attendee, Jenny and courtroom attendee;

Lindsey Rule from Campbellsville, Ky., as bag lady, Al and court attendant; Diandra Sallee from Nicholasville, Ky., as parade participant and Mara; Jason Schaum from Havertown, Pa., as shopper/parade attendee, Jenny’s parent and Halloran; and Elli Brooke Wilson from Campbellsville, as parade participant, child waiting to see Santa and court attendee.

For more information call (270) 789-5266 or go to www.campbellsville.edu/theater.

Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 3,500 students offering over 80 programs of study including 24 master’s degrees, seven postgraduate areas and eight pre-professional programs. The website for complete information is campbellsville.edu.

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