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

Cella Berardi
Cella Berardi (Marta von Trapp) is overjoyed to be back at Dutch Apple for The Sound of Music. Credits Include: Miracle on 34th Street (Susan Walker), The Little Mermaid (Leeward), Ragtime (Little Girl) with The Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre; The Sound of Music (Marta von Trapp) with Servant Stage; Home for the Holidays (Youth Ensemble), The First Noel (Youth Ensemble) with American Music Theatre. Cella continues to enjoy honing her skills through voice lessons with Mrs. Jo Abrom and participation in local theater camps. Cella is thankful for the ongoing support she receives and is grateful for the gifts that God has given her. May your hearts be filled with “the sound of music” as you enjoy the performance!
Madison Graham
MADISON GRAHAM (Pole/Ensemble) is ready to rock and have nothin’ but a good time this summer with Prather Productions! A Pennsylvania native and a graduate of the University of the Arts, where she received a BFA in Dance Performance. Previous Prather Productions include: Singing in the RainMiracle on 34th StreetBeauty and the BeastElfAnniePeter Pan. Love to M, D, J, K & G! 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
Alyssa Crook (Nun/Ensemble/Frau Schmidt US) is very excited to return to the Dutch Apple stage in The Sound of Music. A graduate of Muhlenberg College, Alyssa is a local Lancaster based actress having worked at the Fulton Theatre, the Strasburg Railroad, the American Music Theater, and more! Enjoy the show.
Jordon Ross Weinhold
Jordon Ross Weinhold (Malcolm McGregor) is beyond happy to be sharing this experience with this incredibly talented cast and creative team. Dutch Apple credits: The Mousetrap (Christopher Wren), A Christmas Carol (Jacob Marley), Murder On The Orient Express (Swing), Miracle On 34th Street (Marvin Shellhammer), My Fair Lady (Henry Higgins US), Shear Madness (Mikey). Recent favorites include The Prom (Barry Glickman), The Boys In The Band (Emory), Amadeus (Salieri), The Crucible (Rev. Hale), A Gentleman’s Guide To Love & Murder (D’Ysquith Family), Jesus Christ Superstar (Pilate), and Sweeney Todd (Pirelli). Jordon was in Fulton Theatre / Maine State Music Theatre’s production of The Full Monty in 2015. Many thanks to Victor and Lauren for this opportunity! Follow Jordon on Instagram @jordonrweinhold.
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.
Elsie Hoffman
Elsie 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.
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
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.
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 (Brigita von Trapp) is thrilled to return to Dutch Apple to play Brigita in this production of The Sound of Music. She’s previously performed here in Miracle on 34th Street and Elf. You may have also seen her in Joseph...Dreamcoat or A Christmas Carol at Fulton Theatre, as well as The Sound of Music with Servant Stage. She’d like to thank Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre for this opportunity.
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!
Megan Urz
Megan Urz (Maria Rainer) is elated and so grateful to help share this beautiful story in Maria’s shoes! She was most recently seen in Dutch Apple’s amazing production of Ragtime! Some of her other favorite theatrical credits are A Christmas Carol, David (Sight & Sound), Beauty and the Beast, Lucky Stiff, and My Fair Lady! She hopes this show encourages you to look up to Heaven and rejoice! All the glory to God! ~2 Corinthians 5:21~
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 (US Prince Eric and Scuttle/Ensemble) is thrilled to be running to the Dutch Apple with some of his favorite people! He was last seen at the Broadway Palm as Dance Captain/Ensemble in Escape to Margaritaville, and at the Dutch Apple as Swing/Shellhammer, Sawyer U/S in Miracle on 34th Street. Favorite regional credits include Sky, Pepper, Eddie U/S, Ensemble in Mamma Mia, Henry in Next to Normal, and Warren in Ordinary Days. Additionally, he is a freelance writer with DancePlug. Michigan State Alumni. Love to Kevin, Joel, Evan, Sydney, friends and family. IG: @chrismichx www.christophermichaelx.com
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