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Bedford Falls Meets WandaVision in the Cary Players’ Dec. 3-6 Production of It’s A Wonderful Life

EDITOR’S NOTE: This preview is based on a Cary Players news release. — R.W.M. Everybody loves the classic 1946 film It’s A Wonderful Life. And the Cary Players have presented stage adaptations of It’s A Wonderful Life in the past, using a large cast of adult and child performers. For their Christmas show this time… Read More ›

RLT Director Patrick Torres Finds the Soul, and Amy (White) Pridgen Finds the Heart, of This Wonderful Life from Dec. 17th to Dec. 25th

EDITOR’S NOTE: Nancy Rich’s husband, videographer Rod Rich, taped the online version of this show. The following review is based on the final edited version of that video-on-demand production. — R.W.M. “The theatre is the only institution in the world which has been dying for 4,000 years and has never succumbed. It requires tough and… Read More ›

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.