Monday, December 2, 2013

Another Miracle on 34th Street

It's practically a Christmas tradition now for one of the local theater groups to put on a performance of "Miracle on 34th Street" as a live-radio reading. I signed on again this year as it seemed to be a pretty easy gig.

They've got me playing both R.H. Macy and Thomas Mara (NYC District Attorney) which means, at one point, I, as Thomas Mara, have to cross-examine myself as R.H. Macy. My  R.H. Macy is inspired by J.K. Simmons' portrayal of J. Jonah Jameson in the Raimi Spider-Man trilogy: brusque with a gravely voice. My Thomas Mara is pretty close to my own manner of speaking except I'm going non-rhotic to make it more authentic to a New York accent.

The last time I performed in Miracle on 34th Street, I was given the parts of the narrator and the postman, so it seems like I've graduated to more substantial parts this year. Even if I hadn't, it still would be a fun show to do.

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