Miracle on 34th Street

November 11 – December 23, 2021

Six-year-old Susan Walker doesn’t fill her head with romantic notions like believing in Santa Claus. But when she meets the department store Santa who may in fact be the real Kris Kringle, a wave of love spreads across New York City and the little girl’s beliefs make all the difference!

Based on the film of the same name, this classic story will melt even the most cynical hearts!

Rated PG

Running Time: 2 hours and 20 minutes

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Miracle on 34th Street

November 11 – December 23, 2021

Six-year-old Susan Walker doesn’t fill her head with romantic notions like believing in Santa Claus. But when she meets the department store Santa who may in fact be the real Kris Kringle, a wave of love spreads across New York City and the little girl’s beliefs make all the difference!

Based on the film of the same name, this classic story will melt even the most cynical hearts!

Rated PG

Running Time: 2 hours and 20 minutes

Sam Arlen

(Ensemble) has been working for Prather Productions for almost 10 years! He was most recently seen here at the Dutch Apple last holiday season in Elf: The Musical.  National Tour: Fiddler on the Roof (Sasha/Russian Soloist). Favorite Regional: Kinky Boots (Rex), Annie (Bert Healy), Miracle on 34th Street (Marvin Shellhammer), La Cage Aux Folles (Hanna), Godspell (Judas), Seussical the Musical (Cat in the Hat), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Butler), Clue: The Musical (Boddy), Crazy for You, 42nd Street, Anything Goes, Mame, and Holiday Inn. Proud Hartt School Graduate, 2009! For M&D. Follow him on Instagram: @samarlen

Cella Berardi

(Susan Walker) is thrilled to be making her debut on stage at the Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre. Cella, a third grader at Solvit Academy, has always had a passion for singing, dancing, and acting. Although her love of music and performing was evident at a young age, she officially began pursuing this passion over the summer by participating in the Dutch Apple’s Theatre Camp – Broadway Bound. Cella desires to continue to pursue singing and acting and is so excited to see what the future holds for her. Cella is thankful for the ongoing support she receives from her family, her friends, those who have influenced her during this theater experience, and is grateful for the gifts that God has given her. A favorite saying in Cella’s family is: “Let Your Light Shine.” Cella hopes you feel the joy of the holiday season throughout this performance.

Shannon Connolly

(Miss Crookshank/Ensemble) is filled with Christmas joy to be a part of this show! You may have last seen her as Rosie in Mamma Mia. Previous Dutch Apple shows include Beauty and the Beast (Mrs Potts), Sister Act (Sister Mary Patrick), Lucky Stiff (Rita LaPorta), A Christmas Carol (Mrs Fezziwig), and A Christmas Story (Miss Shields). Much love to the entire cast and crew; extra love to Frank.

Dale Given

Dale Given (Kris Kringle) is excited to once again spend the Holidays at the Dutch Apple. He was most recently seen playing several different characters in Grumpy Old Men and Santa in last year’s production of Elf. Dale is a Florida resident but spends his summers on the Jersey Shore with his gorgeous wife Shannon. “What can I say? She gets me!” Happy Holidays Everyone!

Madison Graham

Madison Graham (Female Swing) is thrilled to be spending another holiday season with the Dutch Apple! She is a graduate of the University of the Arts, where she received a BFA in Dance. Previous Prather Productions include Beauty and the Beast (Silly Girl), Elf (Swing), Annie (Swing), Peter Pan (Ensemble). For M, D, J, K & G. Check out her website at: www.madisonevegraham.com

Derik Lawson

Derik Lawson (Sawyer/Ensemble) has been working with Prather productions for almost ten years. Some of his favorite credits include; Levi in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,Bedevere in Spamalot , Joey in Saturday Night Fever, and a lead vocalist for Aida Cruises! For more information visit www.deriklawson.com

Kate Durbin

(Girl) is 10 years old and a 4th grader at Landisville Intermediate Center. She has participated in acting classes and camps since she was 4 years old and was seen in the Popovsky Performing Arts Mixed-Up Cabaret in 2020. She loves to act, sing, draw, and write. She is the daughter of Ryan and Lizz Durbin, and sister to Oliver.

Zachary Fernback

(Ensemble/Mr. Sawyer u/s) is delighted to return to the Dutch Apple Stage after having performed the role of LeFou in Beauty and the Beast earlier this year. He graduated with a BFA in Musical Theatre and Biblical Studies from Lancaster Bible College (2021). He is also a graduate of the Sight and Sound Conservatory (2016). Some of Zach’s favorite credits include Singin’ In The Rain (Cosmo), Ruth (Mahlon), Hello Dolly! (Waiter-Barnaby u/s) with LBC; Newsies (Race/Fight Captain) with EPAC; Samson (Ensemble) with Sight and Sound Theaters; Titanic (Latimer); Featured Dancer in Sing, Sing, Swing with Servant Stage; and Lead Candy Cane/Tea in George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™ with CPYB. Zach would like to thank his family and friends for their constant love and support. All glory to God!

Alyssa Crook

(Ensemble) is very excited to make a return to the Dutch Apple stage after her last appearance as Cruella De Vil in Descendants. A 2019 graduate of Muhlenberg College, you may also recognize her as one of the coordinators of the Dutch Apple’s Broadway Bound summer camp program. Most recently she was seen as Ruby Rich in the Strasburg Railroad’s stunt spectacular The Great Diamond Heist. Enjoy the show! Follow her on Instagram: @alyssanoelcrook

Jordan Ross Weinhold

Jordan Ross Weinhold (Marvin Shellhammer) is thrilled to be back at Dutch Apple this holiday season! He was previously seen at Dutch Apple in My Fair Lady (Henry Higgins u/s) and Shear Madness (Detective Mikey Thomas) for which he received the 2017 Broadway World Award for Best Featured Actor In A Play. Other credits include The Producers (Roger DeBris), Into The Woods (Baker), Sweeney Todd (Pirelli), The Boys In The Band (Emory), The Man Who Came To Dinner (Banjo, BWW Award), The School For Scandal (Sir Peter Teazle), Great Expectations (Herbert Pocket), The Old Curiosity Shop (Swiveller, BWW Award), Hairspray (Corny Collins, BWW Award), Peter and the Starcatcher (Black Stache, BWW Award) and most recently, Something Rotten! (William Shakespeare). Jordon also appeared in Fulton Theatre’s productions of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Treasure Island, and The Full Monty. Up next: The D’Ysquith Family in A Gentleman’s Guide To Love And Murder at Ephrata Performing Arts Center in Spring 2022. Education: Point Park University (Musical Theatre). Visit his website at: www.jordonrossweinhold.com or follow him on Instagram: @jordonrweinhold

Braedyn Jones

Braedyn Jones (Harry) is excited to return to the Dutch Apple stage! You may have recently seen Braedyn as Chip in Beauty and the Beast. He has been dancing for 6 years, including 5 years competitively in genres such as hip hop, musical theatre, jazz, open, acro/gymnastics, lyrical, and contemporary dance. He loves to perform and entertain and would like to thank his family, friends, and dance teachers for their guidance and support. Follow him on Instagram: @bajones709

Derek Harris

Derek Harris (Harry) is 11 years old and in sixth grade at Rohrerstown Elementary School.   Previously, he played the role of Chip in the Hempfield High School production of Beauty and the Beast and has also been involved in some short plays with Rainbow Theater in Reading, Pennsylvania.  Derek is very excited to be making his Dutch Apple debut!  Outside of acting, Derek loves to play piano, violin, and soccer.  He is the youngest son of proud parents, Todd and Melissa Harris.

Elise Hoffman

Elise Hoffman (Girl) is in her first production. She is almost 9 years old and is in the 3rd grade at Eshleman Elementary. Elise enjoys soccer, special effects makeup, dying her hair fun colors, and acting. Elise wants to be a professional soccer player and actor when she grows up. Her love of acting flourished during the Broadway Bound camp this past summer. Elise is the twin sister of Lincoln Hoffman.

Lincoln Hoffman

Lincoln Hoffman (Tommy) is appearing in his first production at Dutch Apple Dinner Theater.  He is almost 9 years old and is in the 3rd grade at Eshleman Elementary. Lincoln enjoys playing football, soccer, cooking, and playing video games. Lincoln wants to be a professional football player when he grows up. Lincoln fell in love with being on stage after being part of the Broadway Bound summer camp. Lincoln is the twin brother of Elsie Hoffman.

Alexander Hohenwarter

Alexander Hohenwarter (Tommy) is thrilled to be appearing in his first professional performance! He has loved his time learning the ropes at Creative Pursuits as a Wickersham Brother in Seussical Kids and at Dutch Apple Theater’s Broadway Bound Camp as Lumiere. Alexander enjoys singing and playing the piano, gymnastics, basketball, football, and lighting up a room! He is 8 years old and is the son of Heather and John Hohenwarter.

Frank Hughes

Frank Hughes (Ensemble) is ecstatic to be back at the Dutch Apple and the Taverna! Most recently you may have seen him as Cogsworth in Beauty and the Beast. Recent Dutch Apple credits include: Happy Days (Mr. C), Lucky Stiff (Luigi Gaudi), A Christmas Carol (Fezziwig), and Sister Act. Much love to the cast, crew, and creative team, extra love to Shannon. For my mom. Visit his website at: www.frank-hughes.com

Hannah Long

Hannah Long (Ensemble) is thrilled to be making her Dutch Apple debut! After graduating from AMDA NY, she had the pleasure of touring in The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet (Lady Capulet/Nurse) and An Advent Carol (Elizabeth), as well as originating the role of Rebekah in Burying Davey. Hannah was a dancer with Chezzam Entertainment, recently toured as a vocalist for CCV Worship, and now works as a professional princess with Falling Star Parties. She is thrilled to join the cast of Miracle On 34th Street and hopes this production adds a little magic to your holiday season! She’d like to thank God for His unconditional love, and her family for their continuous support. Follow her on Instagram: @hannaheliza.long

Marcell D. McKenzie

Marcell D. McKenzie (Gimble/Judge/Ensemble) is a graduate of East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania where he received his bachelor’s degree in Musical Theatre, accompanied by a minor in Dance. He is thrilled to be making his Dutch Apple debut with Miracle on 34th Street! Some of Marcell’s favorite previous roles include being a storyteller in Once On This Island, Oberon in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, George in Godspell, Jackson Moore in Lydia Diamond’s Smart People, Eddie in Mamma Mia and Benny Southstreet in Guys and Dolls. In addition to performing, Marcell has also choreographed, directed, stage managed, and assisted with lighting design for a myriad of shows.

Justin Miller

Justin Miller (DA Thomas Mara/Fred u/s/Ensemble) is a native of Owensboro, KY, and a graduate of Western Kentucky University with a BA in Vocal Music. He was most recently seen as Sam in Mamma Mia, here at Dutch Apple. Justin has also been on the Dutch Apple stage in A Christmas Carol (Fred), Stand By Your Man (Michael Tomlin), and Camelot (Sir Dinadan). Other favorite roles include: The Bridges of Madison County (Robert Kincaid), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Joseph), Chicago (Billy Flynn), She Loves Me (Georg Nowack). Many thanks to his family and friends for their endless love and support!

Kennedy Mitchell

Kennedy Mitchell (Susan Walker) is making her Dutch Apple debut after participating in three seasons of the Broadway Bound summer camp.  She is 10 years old and in 4th grade.  She is an avid Harry Potter fan.  Kennedy enjoys singing and performing, playing club soccer, writing stories and songs, and hanging out with her friends.  Kennedy’s biggest fans are her big sister – Reese, her Golden Retriever – Sullivan, and her parents – Chris and Alicia.

Thaddeus Piett

Thaddeus Piett (Ensemble) is a graduate of AMDA. This is Thad’s 6th DA Production! Select Credits: Mamma Mia! (Pepper), Newsies (Romeo), Sister Act (TJ), Swing! The Musical, Bring it On The Musical (Cameron, Cheer Captain, Co-choreographer, u/s Twig, La Cienega), Mary Poppins (Neleus), Alan Menkin’s A Christmas Carol (Mr. Smythe), Guys and Dolls (Scranton Slim), Tarzan The Musical. TV: Marshall in Paw Patrol Live! (Paramount+), Mrs. Fletcher (HBO). Glory to God, love to my family. Follow him on Instagram: @thaddeuspiett

Danielle Pozanovic

Danielle Pozanovic (Doris u/s/Crookshank u/s) is elated to be back at the Dutch Apple for the Christmas season! Originally from Toronto, Canada, some of her favorite credits include: Vocalist in SWING!, Candy Cane in Sounds of Christmas (Prather), Jo March in Little Women (Servant Stage), Mrs. Walker in The Who’s Tommy (Thingamajig Theatre) and Florika in Hunchback of Notre Dame (Riverside). Danielle would like to say thank you and love you to Mom and Dad! God bless, and Happy Holidays! Visit her website at: daniellepoznanovic.com

Adalyn Rice

Adalyn Rice (Henrika) is 10 years old and in 5th grade at Centerville Elementary.  She is excited to be appearing in her first production at Dutch Apple Dinner Theater.  Adalyn loves the theater and hopes to be a professional actress one day.  She also enjoys reading, playing outside with friends, and learning about history. Adalyn is the daughter of Dan and Anna Rice.

Michael Santora

Michael Santora (Fred Gailey) graduated from Tulane University with a BFA in Theatre. National Tours: Annie (Rooster), Flashdance (Joe). Off Broadway: The Office! A Musical Parody (Dwight), The Imbible: A Spirited History of Drinking (Narrator). Favorite roles include Harold Hill (The Music Man), Sam Phillips (Million Dollar Quartet) Don Lockwood (Singin’ in the Rain) and Will Rogers (The Will Rogers Follies). All my love to Kim, Ronald, and my Mom, who always holds a special place in my heart. Visit his website at: www.MichaelSantora.com

Erica Seeling

Erica Seelig (Ali/Assistant Dance Captain) could not be more excited to return to the Dutch Apple stage! She has performed in the last two runs of Beauty and the Beast for Prather Productions here at The Dutch Apple and also at the Broadway Palm dinner Theatre in Fort Myers, Florida. She grew up in Atlantic City, New Jersey and went on to study dance/musical theatre at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy. She has also been seen in A Chorus Line and Lights Camera Christmas (Ocean City Theatre Company) Check her out on IMDB for new upcoming Indie films. She is beyond grateful to be able to perform in such uncertain times and thanks everyone for coming out to see the show! Follow her on Instagram: @Ericaseelig

Gabriela Selino

Gabriela Selino (Ensemble) is thrilled to be joining the cast of Miracle on 34th Street! Credits include, Regional: On Your Feet, West Side Story, Saturday Night Fever (Maria Huerta), Grease, Sister Act and Beauty and the Beast. Film: Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story, Lin Manuel Miranda’s In the Heights, TV/Streaming: PowerBook lll, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Commercial: Trade Coffee, Musicals with a Message, Up4 probiotics Unique Blends. Print: National Campaign for Laura Geller NYC makeup. She wants to thank her parents for their endless support, her agent Jim #MTAFAM, and Prather Productions for the many opportunities. Follow my next adventure IG: @gabineedsacabi_nyc

Cameron Smith

Cameron Smith (Henrika) is a 5th Grader at Landisville Intermediate Center. This is her first professional performance after many appearances in Christmas shows at church.  Cameron loves creating art, making bracelets and knits. For years, she’s also done Soccer, Gymnastics, and lately Flag Football.  As a runner, she’s won the Lancaster County Elementary Cross-Country Meet for her grade 3 times. Cameron’s played guitar since she was 6, and now she’s continuing an acting tradition in her family going back 3 generations. Her proud parents are Joel D. & Katelyn Smith.

Emily Stys

Emily Stys (Ensemble) is thrilled to be back with Prather Productions, and for the first time in Pennsylvania! Most recently she played Stephanie at Circa21 in Saturday Night Fever, which had been postponed from 2020.  Her favorite performances have been An American in Paris at ABT, West Side Story in Lauderhill, Chicago at VMT, and opening Beauty and the Beast on the Disney Dream. This is her first Christmas show and she’s so happy to bring some holiday cheer!

Zachary Swartout

Zachary Swartout (Ensemble) is so excited to return to Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre for his second Holiday show here! Previously, Zachary has performed in an out-of-town workshop and run of a new musical, Come Out, Come Out by Ronnie Larsen. He also worked with Nickelodeon, touring China in their show Paw Patrol Live! You may know Zachary from the last time he was at Dutch Apple, where he was a featured jump roping tap dancer in their production of Holiday Inn! Zachary sends love and light to his family and friends and would love to extend a huge thank you to the Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre for bringing him back to spend another holiday season with them! If you would like to keep up with Zachary, you can find him on Instagram at @zacthomas1037! Happy Holidays!

Adam Sweeney

Adam Sweeney (Youth Male Swing) is excited to be returning to the Dutch Apple stage after making his debut over the summer as Chip in Beauty and the Beast. He has also performed in several children’s shows at the Eichelberger Performing Arts Center in Hanover, PA, including Disney’s Frozen Jr. (Olaf) and Disney’s Peter Pan Jr. (John Darling). He thanks everyone at Dutch Apple for this opportunity and wishes you all a very Merry Christmas!

Megan Urz

Megan Urz (Doris Walker) is so excited to help spread Christmas cheer at the Dutch Apple this season. Past favorite credits include The Wizard of Oz Tour in Saudi Arabia (Dorothy Gale), Lucky Stiff (Annabel Glick), and a crazy silly girl in Beauty and the Beast! Up next, she will be performing in the premier production of David with Sight and Sound here in PA! All the glory to God! ~Ephesians 2:8-9

Lauren Watts

Lauren Watts (Youth Female Swing) is 9 years old, and she is thrilled to be a part of her first show. She had her first taste of musical theater this past summer at Dutch Apple’s Broadway Bound summer camp and was hooked. Along with singing, dancing, and acting, her other interests include playing the piano and ukulele, writing poetry, and playing tennis. Lauren is the daughter of Joanne and Steven Watts.

Christopher Michael

Christopher Michael (Male Swing) makes his Dutch Apple debut! Christopher is a musical theatre performer based out of Brooklyn, NY and originally from Troy, MI. Most recently, Christopher performed in the grand opening of LEGOLAND NY Resort in The Big Test (Tam, Vern, Theo/Dance Captain). Favorite credits included Ordinary Days (Warren), Footloose (Chuck Cranston/Dance Captain), and Dr. Fox and the Impossible Cure for Death (Lev US). He is a graduate of Michigan State University with degrees in Theatre and Arts & Humanities, and Minors in Musical Theatre and Dance. As always, love to Kevin and friends & family. Visit his website at www.christophermichaelx.com

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