David Appleford, Valley Screen and Stage
"It's a shame that the musical stage version of Miracle on 34th Street results in nothing more than the film plot on stage with a score that is adequate at best. The feel-good themes of the movie still come across, and the Palms Theatre production has a charming cast, colorful sets and costumes, and a winning small orchestra, yet Meredith Willson's score features only one memorable tune... the plot, characters and themes are still heart-warming. "
" -Gil Benbrook, Talkin' Broadway
"With all due respect to the hard-working and well-intentioned performers (you know where this is going!), including such accomplished local vocalists like Danny Karapetian (Fred), Janine Smith (Doris), and Alex Gonzalez (R. H. Macy), I don't think that even the best of actors could salvage this mediocre product. The book, music and lyrics by Meredith Willson, deservedly acclaimed for The Music Man and The Unsinkable Molly Brown, are uninspired and forgettable." -Herbert Paine, Broadway World
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