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George Seaton

Laurel Mill Playhouse's production is believable 'Miracle'

Laurel Mill Playhouse's production is believable 'Miracle'

Santa's coming to Main Street on a crucial mission to defend his honor in Laurel Mill Playhouse's rendition of the American classic, "Miracle On 34th Street," adapted to the stage by Mountain Community Theater and based on a novel by Valentine Davies.

George Seaton's film version starred a very young Natalie Wood and won an Academy Award for Edmund Gwenn in his supporting role as Kris Kringle. "Miracle on 34th Street" is considered by many to be one of the best films of 1947.

Perennial fans will notice a few differences in the details of the play, but the story line remains as fresh as the enthusiasm and warmth spun here by director Michael Hartsfield and...