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It's A Wonderful Life

November 8, 9, 10, 2018
It's A Wonderful Life

adapted for the stage by James W. Rodgers

In our American culture It's a Wonderful Life has become almost as familiar as Dickens' A Christmas Carol.

The story is a natural for a stage adaptation: the saga of George Bailey, the Everyman from the small town of Bedford Falls, whose dreams of escape and adventure have been quashed by family obligation and civic duty, whose guardian angel has to descent on Christmas Eve to save him from despair and to remind him—by showing him what the world would have been like had he never been born—that his has been, after all, a wonderful life.

This faithful adaptation has all your favorite characters: George and Mary Hatch, Clarence, Uncle Billy, Violet, and, of course, the Scrooge-like villain, Mr. Potter.

This fine dramatization not only celebrates the faith of the season, but also celebrates the American philosophy of life: that hard work, fair play and the love and support of one's family and community will be rewarded.

It's A Wonderful Life ran November 8th, 9th, and 10th 2017, and played to near record audiences. It was a truly WONDERFUL way to begin our 88th season.

  • Cast
  • Production Team
  • Auditions
  • News
  • Behind the Scenes

The cast for It's A Wonderful Life will be announced following auditions in late August or early September.

George Bailey - Zack Lulloff
Clarence Odbody - Jim Liddle
Mr. Gower - Gary Moore
Young George - Teresa Iannitello
Harry Bailey - Andy Langer
Mother Bailey - Kathy Kowalski
Aunt Tilly - Betty Liddle
Violet Peterson - Corrie Skubal
Bert - Paul Hacker
Ernie - Fred Schnell
Uncle Billy - Warren Schmidt
Mary Hatch / Mary Bailey - Emily Guillemette
Janie Bailey - Jillian Hoffman

Henry F. Potter - Robert W. Brey
Mr. Potter's Goon - Walt Colton
Mr. Potter's Secretary - John Iannitello
Mrs. Hatch - Rebecca Ellerman
Sam Wainwright - Steve Thiele
Miss Andrews - Threse Powell
Mrs. Thompson - Claran LaViolette
Mr. Martini - Roger Bennin
Mrs. Martini - Bobbie Novak
Miss Carter - Darcy Gravelle
Newspaper Boy - Vivian Pauly
Pete Bailey - Dominic Thiele
ZuZu Bailey - Teegan Seefeldt

Producer Director

Producer - Luan J. Leonardelli
Director - Ellen Peronto
Stage Manager - Cathy DeLain
Set Design - Warren Schmidt
Master Builder - Fred Schnell
Set Decorators - Kate Koubaddy & Cindy Bradley

Costume Design - Ann Wolf
Makeup Design - Margaret Iannitello
Hair Design - Mary Ann Knier
Props - Amy Carpenter
Lighting Design - Lori Hebel
Sound Design - Don Bruechert

Crew members include -

Auditions were held on Thursday, August 23rd at 6:30 p.m. The cast that was chosen from those auditions are listed on the cast tab on this page.

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We will be sharing candid photos and videos as the process unfolds!