In-Person and Streaming Tickets Are on Sale for MTC's "It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play"


Two weekends only! December 11-20, 2020

I think we could all use a bit of holiday cheer this year, and there's no better treat for you and your family than seeing "It's a Wonderful Life" brought to life on the Music Theatre of Connecticut's Mainstage or streamed online as a live radio play. 

About the Show:

Hailed as “magical” by The Boston Globe and “ fresh and inventive” by the Chicago Sun-Times, It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play transposes the cinematic classic (and holiday television tradition) to the theater by staging the story as if it was a live radio broadcast in front of a studio audience. Five actors perform the voices of dozens of characters while creating foley sound effects. As in the movie, everyman George Bailey must learn that “no man is a failure who has friends” (and a little divine intervention) when he must face off against local robber baron (and all-around curmudgeon) Henry F. Potter. It’s “a surefire reminder of what this season is all about” (Edge Magazine)

Performance and Ticket Information:

  • December 11 - 20, 2020 
  • Fridays at 8 pm, Saturdays at 2 pm & 8 pm, Sundays at 2 pm.
  • In-person performances will be performed live at the MTC Theater located on 509 Westport Avenue (Route 1) in Norwalk.
  • Live-streamed performances will be shown online through a link provided to ticket holders prior to their show.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit musictheatreofct.com/wonderfullife2020.

Covid-19 Safety Measures:

Like many people, I have done very few in-person activities this year, especially avoiding indoor experiences, however, MTC has taken the utmost care in providing a safe experience to its guests (myself included).

I felt perfectly safe with the Covid-19 safety measures that MTC has instituted. Those measures include:

  • Socially Distanced Seating
  • All guests are required to wear masks until further notice. Masks will not be supplied at the theatre. Masks must remain on the entire time.

  • All guests will have their temperature checked before entering the theatre with a no-touch thermometer. If a guest has a temperature of over 100.4 degrees or higher, they will be asked to return home and will be given a free exchange to a later performance or a full refund.

  • All programs will be digital, rather than printed, to minimize transference.

  • Any guest needing to use the restroom during a performance will be escorted to and from the restroom by an usher. Only one guest will be allowed in the restroom at a time.

  • There will be ample hand sanitizer available at strategic places in the lobby, in the theatre, and in the restrooms.

  • All shows performed at the Mainstage until further notice will be performed without intermissions to minimize lines to restrooms.

  • For the safety of our guests, volunteers, and staff, the concession stand will remain closed.

  • The entire theatre, including seats, armrests, countertops, and other high-touch surfaces, will be sanitized after each performance.

  • We have made major upgrades to our air ventilation system. We are now using MERV-13 filters that will be replaced monthly (normally we would be changing MERV-8 filters quarterly). During performances, the ratio of fresh outside air to recirculated air will go from 20:80 to 50:50. 

For more information about MTC's Covid-19 procedures, please visit musictheatreofct.com/reopeningprotocols.


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