November 10, 11*, 16, 17, 18, 25, 30, Dec. 1, 2, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16 @ 7:30pm
November 12, 19**, 26, Dec. 3, 10, 17† @ 2pm
*denotes PAY-WHAT-YOU-WISH performance
**denotes talk back performance
† denotes captioned performance
Directed by: Christopher Willson & Melissa Taylor
It's a Wonderful Life - A Live Radio Play is a twist on the classic holiday movie. Set in a radio studio in the 1940s, we meet an actor who plays: George Bailey, a man who's always wanted to leave his small town for bigger and better things. But you know the story - when a financial crisis hits and he contemplates suicide, an angel shows him what the world would be like without him. Chaos ensues as George tries to set things right, with the help of his friends and family. But with the sound effects team in the radio station adding their own unique touch, things don't always go as planned.
Featuring pre-show performances by the Reno Retro Radio Dolls on Nov. 11, 16, & Dec. 9 starting at 6:45 pm.
Adam Semas as Jake Laurents
Stephen Schillo as Harry "Jazzbo" Heywood
Jim Sturtevant as Freddy Filmore
Melody Ricketts as Sally Applewhite
Hannah Johnson as Lana Sherwood
Marissa Seaman as Foley Artist
Asst. Direction: Liliana Abel-Suarez
Stage Manager: Kendra Olson
Asst. Stage Manager: Felicia Dominguez
Original Music and Musical Arrangements by Kevin Connors
Scenic, Lighting, Prop, & Sound Designer: Chad Sweet
Accent & Dialect Coach: Rosie Brownlow-Calkin
Intimacy Directer: Thomas Rao
Costumer: Gene Brown
Dramaturg: Luis Galvez
Why "It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play?"- a statement from the Artistic Leadership Committee
"It’s a classic story our audiences are sure to know and love, but one that will offer our artists a unique set of storytelling challenges and opportunities. It’s a Wonderful Life reminds us that sometimes it’s hard to recognize our individual impact in the world and gives us the opportunity to witness how even the smallest kindnesses can have a great impact on those around us. A message that speaks directly to our mission and reminds us about the importance of community."
"IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY FULL LENGTH VERSION is presented by special arrangement with Broadway Licensing, LLC, servicing the Dramatists Play Service collection. (www.dramatists.com)"