Just in time for the holidays, the classic holiday story It’s A Wonderful Life will come Danbury’s historic Palace Theatre on Saturday, December 7 as a live radio play.
Adapted for the stage by Joe Landry, It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play is family friendly entertainment for all ages. Based on Frank Capra’s beloved film, this production has a very clever twist thrown in, the story is staged as a live radio broadcast set on Christmas Eve 1946 at WLAD studios in Danbury, CT.
GEORGE BAILEY IN LIVING COLOR... LIVE ON STAGE... ON THE RADIO
Directed by Erik Tonner, the play follows the story of George Bailey, a good man who has become disillusioned and lost the will to live. The lovable guardian angel-in-training, Clarence eagerly accepts the challenge to earn his wings and show George what life would be like if he wasn’t born. Together they travel back through George’s life guiding him to a change of heart and understanding the true spirit of Christmas.
Five seasoned actors will bring George, Clarence, Mary and all the residents of Bedford Falls to life on that fateful Christmas Eve. Featuring Rick Hodder, Timothy Huber, Christine Hruska, Lisa Tancredi, and Frank Beaudry in over 40 different roles! Valerie Huegel will delight as a Foley Artist as she executes live sound effects from howling wind to ice cracking, car doors, fist fights and thunder!
The 8PM performance will have a special guest appearance by longtime WLAD radio broadcaster Bart Busterna. For nearly 3 decades, Busterna’s Sports Reports have been a listening staple for sports fans in the greater Danbury area and beyond.
It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
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Saturday December 7 at 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM. Tickets cost $30 & $25. Group rates are available. Tickets can be purchased online at www.thepalacedanbury.com
, by phone at (203) 794-9944, and at the Box Office starting one hour before showtime. Free onsite parking is available for theatre patrons.