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George, Clarence, and the entire town of Bedford Falls come to life in this staged 1940s radio broadcast of Frank Capra’s holiday movie classic. With live sound effects and a handful of actors, the story of beleaguered building and loan owner George Bailey, and his affable helper angel, Clarence, unfolds one fateful Christmas Eve as you’ve never seen it before. This captivating, life-affirming story is a holiday treat for the entire family!

"One of the best holiday shows around. . . . A fresh and inventive way of reconnecting with a classic story of love and redemption." Chicago Sun-Times

"A well-loved tale told with style, charm and a heart so big it could burst the ribcage of the harshest Grinch." Chicago Tribune

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Tony Estrella*

Madeleine Lambert*

Fred Sullivan, Jr*

Jeff Church*

Tony Estrella*: George Bailey

Madeleine Lambert*: Mary Hatch/Rose Bailey

Fred Sullivan, Jr.*: Henry F. Potter/Clarence/others

Jeff Church*: Harry Bailey/Ernie Bishop/others

Angella Lynsey Ford: Violet Bick/Janie Bailey/others

Richard Noble: Joseph/Billy Bailey/others

Emily Turtle: Announcer/Zuzu Bailey

DJ Potter: Foley Artist

Lynsey Ford

Emily Turtle

Richard Noble

DJ Potter


Set Design: Michael McGarty
Costume Design: Jessie Darrell Jarbadan

Lighting Design: Noah Beauregard
Music Design: Charles Cofone

Production Management: Jessica Hill

Stage Management: Robin Grady*

†Member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, a national theatrical labor union.

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

At The Gamm Theatre, ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ becomes a radio show

Close your eyes and become immersed in the snowy wonderland of Bedford Falls on Christmas Eve 1946, as the guardian angel Clarence helps bank loan officer George Bailey find the true meaning of life in the holiday classic “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Read the Preview >


At The Gamm Theatre, ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ becomes a radio show (PROVIDENCE JOURNAL)

If you think staging “It’s a Wonderful Life,” everybody’s favorite Christmas movie, as a reading with sound effects would be an unpardonable sin, then you have forgotten the kind of theatrical magic Warwick’s Gamm Theatre is capable of. Read the Review >

Holiday Perfection at Gamm's IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE (BROADWAY WORLD)

Everything about the show truly works together to create an unforgettable experience that will make you feel like you're seeing It's a Wonderful Life for the first time. Making something so well-known and recognizable feel so fresh and new, making it this surprising and fun, is no small feat, and Gamm has pulled it off spectacularly. Read the Review >

Gamm's "Wonderful Life" Is A Winner All The Way (THE PUBLIC'S RADIO)

Who knew? Who knew that a wonderful piece of Americana, “It’s A Wonderful Life” is not only a movie that most all of us love around the time of Christmas. It’s truly a way of showing, celebrating a great time. This different “Wonderful Life” at The Gamm is a winner all the way. Read the Review >

Review: The Gamm’s “It’s a Wonderful Life” (EAST GREENWICH NEWS)

This heartwarming show perfect for all ages revved up my holiday spirit. Those familiar with the movie will find this faithful (yet inventive) radio adaptation hits just the right sentimental chord while youngsters can enjoy the story for the first time through the lens of director Damon Kiely. Nothing instills the nostalgia of the holiday season quite like a classic, and this show is the perfect outing for a cold winter’s night.. Read the Review >

Gamm’s Wonderful Life a Cup of Holiday Cheer (WPRO)

Estrella called the show “the heart of [Gamm’s] 35th season,” and it’s easy to see why. This family-friendly show is accessible and enjoyable for children, people unfamiliar with the story and those who consider it a holiday staple. “It’s a Wonderful Life” is the embodiment of Christmas spirit and warmth and deserves a spot on your calendar. Read the Review >

A Heartwarming Treat (WARWICK POST)

The Gamm Theatre serves up a heartwarming treat...The adaptation is a highly entertaining production which will leave you smiling as you leave the theater. Read the Review >


It’s a most difficult task to make hard work look not only easy, but joyful, and this production welcomes us in with open arms and a cup of good cheer without coming across as smarmy or ingratiating. It’s a simple show with a simple message – be a good neighbor, be a good person – but the afterglow is as powerful as any Dickens or Messiah can deliver this season. It’s a wonderful show. Read the Review >

Heartwarming Version of "It's a Wonderful Life" At The Gamm (THE WESTERLY SUN)

If watching Frank Capra's "It’s A Wonderful Life," is part of your family's usual holiday tradition, you might consider gathering the crew together and traveling to Warwick to see the heartwarming production of "It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play" at the Gamm Theatre. What a sweet, uplifting production this is, and what a perfect way to keep the spirit of the season aglow.  Read the Review >







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