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When: Saturdays, Sundays. Continues through Dec. 18 2016

If you love the classic 1947 movie, you'll enjoy this radio-play version of Miracle on 34th Street, in which a little girl who doesn't believe in Santa encounters the real deal—a fill-in for a drunk Claus at Macy's. Not only does her jaded divorced mother fall in love, but he gives the girl what she most dreams of—a house in Long Island. That all this transpires in under six weeks is better not pondered, and the same goes for the rather dark subplot (considered delusional, Santa is committed to Bellevue and, later, put on trial). But of course, this isn't meant for cultural analysis; it's a feel-good holiday story celebrating those essential intangibles: love, hope, and happiness ever after. —Suzanne Scanlon

Price: $20, $10 children 12 and under

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