Quote of the Day: Faith is believing in things when common sense tells you not to. Doris Walker, in Miracle on 34th Street, on stage in the Brainerd lakes area this 2017 holiday season at Stage North.

The Elves in Miracle on 34th Street, a Stage North production, Brainerd lakes area. Photo by John Erickson

The Elves in Miracle on 34th Street, a Stage North production, Brainerd lakes area. Photo by John Erickson

Stage North is performing the stage adaptation of the popular 1947 film, Miracle on 34th Street, December 14-17, 2017. You can watch local talent tell this heart-warming story as you get ready for the Christmas season. Kris Kringle (that’s his real name) claims to be the real Santa  (played by the amazing Ed Eyestone), which of course, makes him seem a bit off his rocker by a few folks. Doris Walker (Sadie Wunder) is feeling a bit out of the holiday spirit herself as she tries to raise her daughter on her own. Their friendly neighbor, Fred Gayley (Kevin Yeager) brings a positive response to the old man, the heartbroken divorcee, and her daughter Susan (Lillian Pringle). 

Sadie Wunder as Doris Walker in A Miracle on 34th Street, a Stage North production, Brainerd lakes area. Photo by John Erickson

Sadie Wunder as Doris Walker in A Miracle on 34th Street, a Stage North production, Brainerd lakes area. Photo by John Erickson

Lillian Pringle as Susan Walker in A Miracle on 34th Street, a Stage North production, Brainerd lakes area. Photo by John Erickson

Lillian Pringle as Susan Walker in A Miracle on 34th Street, a Stage North production, Brainerd lakes area. Photo by John Erickson

Kevin Yeager as Fred Gayley in Miracle on 34th Street, a Stage North production, Brainerd lakes area. Photo by John Erickson

Kevin Yeager as Fred Gayley in Miracle on 34th Street, a Stage North production, Brainerd lakes area. Photo by John Erickson

The stage show follows the movie plot line pretty closely. People miraculously get everything they wish for this Christmas season, Santa joins carolers, Susan loses her pessimism, Macy’s has a boom year, as well as other NYC stores, and Kris Kringle ends up on trial. This is a feel-good story for the holidays that the whole family can enjoy.

Miracle on 34th Street, a Sweet production by Stage North

Santa’s trial in Miracle on 34th Street, a Stage North production, in the Brainerd lakes area. Photo by John Erickson

You can see Miracle on 34th Street at Stage North, in the Franklin Arts Center, through Sunday, December 17, 2017. Arrive early! The children’s choir sings during a pre-show concert as well as during parts of the play and intermission. Gary Hirsch has directed another fine production for the Brainerd lakes area. 

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Journaling Prompt: What’s one of your favorite holiday stories? What traditions do you have with friends or family?