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'Here's Love' — in Alpine


Art Fenstermaker plays Kris Kringle, left, Jackson Westenskow is Fred Gailey and Lark Barney is Susan Walker in "Here's Love."
Art Fenstermaker plays Kris Kringle, left, Jackson Westenskow is Fred Gailey and Lark Barney is Susan Walker in "Here's Love."
Tami Conder

ALPINE — The story of a little girl who, despite her best efforts and a cynical mother's persuasion, decides she's met the real Santa Claus, comes to life on the Alpine Playhouse stage this week.

A beloved holiday movie, "The Miracle on 34th Street," translates to the stage under the direction of Laurie Olson with a double cast of more than 30 players.

Santa comes to work at Macy's department store and ends up in court as the adults try to determine if he could really be Kris Kringle.

The story, written by Valentine Davies with music and lyrics by Meredith Willson, is full of faith, humor and a number of holiday songs, including the popular "Pinecones and Holly Berries."

This holiday musical is ideal for families of all ages. It's recommended for children 4 and up.

As a special bonus, Saturday matinees will be followed by a personal visit from Santa Claus. Children in the audience will get to meet Santa and receive a treat.

If you go

What: "Here's Love, The Miracle on 34th Street Musical"

Where: Alpine Playhouse, 81 S. 100 West, Alpine

When: 7:30 p.m., Nov. 26-Dec. 19 (3 p.m. Saturday matinees)

How much: $12.50 adults, $10.50 children, students

Phone: 800-838-3006

Web: www.alpineplayhouse.com