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
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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
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 Cast of It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
Slide show of Dress Rehearsal Photos - photos by Bobby Kintz of Photos by Kintz
The ensemble of actors also provide the sound effects as well as ad-libs in the background as crowds, bar patrons, etc.