from the screenplay by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Frank Capra, And Jo Swerling
George, Mary, Zuzu, 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 perfect gift for the community . . . memorable theater that will melt your heart.” (PROVIDENCE JOURNAL)
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Set Design: Michael McGarty
Costume Design: Jessie Darrell Jarbadan
Lighting Design: Noah Beauregard
Production Management: Jessica Hill Kidd
Music Direction: Emily Turtle
Stage Management: Robin Grady*
*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
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"Funny, exuberant, heart-warming and spirit-lifting. ...Best of all, there is enough holiday spirit packed into this 90-minute performance to carry theater goers right into the New Year."
"A joyous experience, and a great way to kick off the holiday season."
"The Gamm's show is so fresh, new, and full of fine acting that even if you know every line by heart, or saw the 2019 version, you'll feel like this is the first time you're meeting George, ZuZu, Uncle Harry and mean old Mr. Potter."
"It could be the perfect tonic for today’s world."
What's Up Newport
"There may be no better time for this big-hearted and endearingly classic performance then now. Right now."
"If you’re looking for a new tradition, or just want an evening out with the whole family, Gamm’s 'It’s a Wonderful Life' deserves to be included in your holiday merriment."
Below please find a list of potentially sensitive content in It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. After watching the show, if there is something missing from this list, please let us know so we can add it. The following was compiled by The Gamm’s Director of Education & Drama Therapist (firstname.lastname@example.org).
This list contains spoilers.
This production makes use of a cap gun. This production contains loud noises and music, which may occur suddenly, representations of mild violence using sound effects, and discussion of suicide and death.
If you would like a list of approximate times the content occurs in minutes and hours from the start of the show, you may request it from the box office.