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It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

An ensemble brings more than two dozen characters to life, punctuated by 40’s-era radio commercials

Fridays & Saturdays at 7 pm, Saturdays & Sundays at 2 pm
Shows available live and on line - more info coming soon!

The story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve. Imagine yourself in the studio audience of a 1940's radio station as this beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life with an ensemble of actors portraying all your favorite characters from the film. A foley artist creates sound effects live on stage with musical accompaniment. The set reflects a 1940’s radio studio, and the show is punctuated by 40’s-era commercials.

Adapted by Joe Landry

Score by Kevin Connors

Directed by Shannon Sanborn & Ashley Hall

Dan Bruce, Accompanist

Irene Halibozek - Lighting Design & Operation

Cast:

The Actor listed in BOLD is the radio station “WBFR Playhouse of the Air” actor;

the characters below are those characters that the actor "plays".

FREDDIE FILMORE Played by Tom Jacques
ANNOUNCER, GOWER, POTTER, BILLY, JOSEPH, PETER
BAILEY, ERNIE, OLD MAN CO LLINS, ED, PETE, MAN (AT
MARTINI’S), NICK, BRIDGE KEEPER, BINKY, COP
 

JAKE LAURENTS Played by Aric Brown
GEORGE BAILEY (and YOUNG GEORGE)

SALLY APPLEWHITE Played by Danielle Dukette

MARY HATCH (and YOUNG MARY)

LANA SHERWOOD Played by Sarah Storjohann
VIOLET (and YOUNG VIOLET), ROSE BAILEY, MATILDA,
RUTH, MRS. HATCH, MRS. THOMPSON, SCHULTZ, ZUZU, JANIE, SADIE VANCE

 

HARRY “JAZZBO” HEYWOOD Played by Susan Loynd
HARRY (and YOUNG HARRY), BERT, CLARENCE ODD-
BODY, SAM WAINWRIGHT, MARTINI, DR. CAMPBELL,
CHARLIE, MAN (at run on ba

nk), HORACE THE TELLER,
MR. WELCH, TOMMY, SHERIFF

Foley Artists - Andra Kisler & Stephanie Seng

The ensemble of actors also provide the sound effects as well as ad-libs in the background as crowds, bar patrons, etc.