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Sanford's Temple Theatre will stage It's a Wonderful Life: The Radio Play from Nov. 29th to Dec. 16th

It’s a Wonderful Life at Sanford’s Temple Theatre Is a Treat for Friends and Family

‘Tis the season for family, wassail, and good cheer. It is also a time for annual holiday traditions, such as drinking eggnog, spending time with family, and watching Ralphie scheme to get Santa to bring him a BB gun in A Christmas Story. For many, it is also a time to watch Frank Capra’s 1946… Read More ›

HRT Turns Out a Truly Charming “It’s a Wonderful Life”

Most people are at least somewhat familiar with Frank Capra’s beloved 1946 film “It’s a Wonderful Life.” However, the story has also enjoyed a life onstage through several adaptations. One of the more manageable, straightforward, and true-to-the-film versions is James W. Rodgers’ 1993 incarnation. Harnett Regional Theater, under the skilled direction of Ruth Mills, wisely… Read More ›

The PRC cast of "It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play" includes (from left) Ray Dooley, Brandon Garegnani, Maren Searle, Todd Lawson, and Katja Hill (photo by Jon Gardiner)

Wonderful Is the Word for “It’s a Wonderful Life”

Wonderful is the word for the current PlayMakers Repertory Company presentation of “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” by Connecticut playwright Joe Landry. PRC guest director Nelson T. Eusebio, III and his charismatic cast breathe new life into the familiar story about George Bailey’s Dark Night of the Soul, whose unforgettable characters flicker across television screens not only during the 1946 film’s annual airing in December, but pretty much year-round now.

PlayMakers Rep’s 2012 Holiday Show Is “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” by Joe Landry

Next up for PlayMakers Repertory Company is “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” by Joe Landry. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s professional-theater-in-residence will reenact the Christmas-Eve travails of troubled Bedford Falls building-and-loan executive George Bailey on Nov. 28-Dec. 2 and Dec. 4-9 and 11-16 in the Paul Green Theatre in UNC’s Center for Dramatic Art.

"It's a Wonderful Life" starred Jon Karnofsky and Megan Woronka (left) as George and Mary Bailey and Lyman Collins as George's guardian angel Clarence Oddbody (photo by Rob Byron of Piedmont Photo)

Cary Players’ Production of “It’s a Wonderful Life” Was Entertaining, But Had Some Rough Spots

After staging crowd-pleasing radio-drama presentations of “It’s a Wonderful Life” in 2008 and 2009, the Cary Players’ community theater attempted an ambitious full-scale stage adaptation of the movie. The result was entertaining, but had a far too many rough spots, some of them due to the youth and/or inexperience of several members of the cast.