It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

12/1/2011 - 12/22/2011
12:00 AM
11:59 PM
Special Event

Running 12/1/2011 to 12/22/2011


  • Wednesdays, Dec. 14 and 21 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursdays, Dec. 1, 8, 15 and 22 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturdays, Dec. 3 and 10 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 17 at 2:30 p.m.
  • PLUS Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 10 a.m.

Adapted by Joe Landry
from the screenplay by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Frank Capra and Jo Swerling

Directed by Bob Belfance

The beloved film comes to life on stage in the guise of a live, old-time radio broadcast. George, Mary, Clarence, Zuzu and Mr. Potter are sure to warm your holiday heart in this inventive re-imagining of Frank Capra's timeless cinematic treasure.

The play is set in 1946, and a group of actors has assembled in the studio of radio station WAKY to deliver a live radio broadcast for the "studio audience" (or, in other words, the people watching the play!).

When the "On the Air" sign is illuminated, the actors begin to act out the film’s familiar story. Using different voices and quick-change characterizations, the WAKY Radio Players perform multiple roles, bringing to life the dozens of characters who populate Bedford Falls.

In this stage version of It’s A Wonderful Life, a sound-effects artist – known as a foley artist – sits on stage and creates the play’s sound effects in "real time" – just as one would have heard during the golden age of radio.

The central plot from the film remains the same: We meet George Bailey, a despondent man who ponders suicide on Christmas Eve. Thanks to the intervention of an angel named Clarence, George quickly discovers how many lives he has touched, and he soon realizes that he cannot abandon his family or his community.


$17 to $21

$21 for adults (ages 18 and older)
$19 for seniors (ages 65 and older) and college students on Thursdays and Sundays only
$17 for children (ages 17 and younger)

Group Discounts

$15 per ticket for groups of 12 or larger -- plus ticket No. 13 is FREE for the group leader!

Get tickets by phone: Call 330-836-2626
Mondays: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuesdays through Fridays: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturdays: Noon to 5 p.m.
Or call beginning one hour before each performance.

CLICK HERE to purchase tickets online.


Emma Antal

Joseph Antal

Gracie Thanasiu

Bob Belfance

Carol Belfance

Sophia Belfance Colford

Elizabeth Engle

John Fazio

Jim Fippin

Tim Kelley

Bunny Lacey

Jerry Mirman

David Myers

Vince Richards

Mason Scott



Box Office Info

Mondays: CLOSED
Tuesdays—Fridays: 11 am to 5 pm
Performance Saturdays: Noon to 5 pm

The Box Office is also open beginning one hour before each performance and remains open until the end of each performance.

Get tickets by phone at 330-836-2626
or purchase online below.*

*A $4.00 per-ticket surcharge will be added to each Internet sale.
*A $2.00 per-ticket facility-and-handling fee will be added to each telephone or window sale.
*Group orders are not available online.

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