​It's a Wonderful Life:

A Live Radio Play

(performed LIVE onstage!)

adapted by Joe Landry

This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble of 5 that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds one fateful Christmas Eve. This inventive twist on Frank Capra’s classic film brings the ever-timely story of disaster, redemption and holiday magic to life on stage before your eyes and ears.  It’s Christmas Eve, 1946, and five actors have gathered in Studio A for a live radio broadcast, ready to take on dozens of characters and recreate Bedford Falls with live foley sound effects (the fun reproduction of everyday sound effects) and virtuosic, high-energy performances. Even the cynics among us will cheer as George Bailey, standing on the brink of despair, famously learns that "no man is a failure who has friends.” For all ages.