It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
adapted by Joe Landry

Dec 6-22, 2019

Directed by Candace Moore


Sit back, as if in your family living room in the 1940s, and listen to the familiar story told in its entirety, complete with sound effects and commercials. George Bailey, a small town businessman and father, thinks he’s a failure and plans to kill himself on Christmas Eve. He is saved when a guardian angel shows him how his town, family, and friends would turn out if he’d never been born.


  • Jake Laurents (George) – Caleb Burnham
  • Sally Applewhite (Mary) – Raine Palmer
  • Freddie Filmore – Billy Kyle Roach
  • Lana Sherwood – Emma Wright
  • Harry Heywood (Clarence) – Kevin Teffeteller
  • Foley Artist 1 – Angel Winklepleck
  • Foley Artist 2 – Randy Thompson


“One of the best holiday shows around. This is a fresh and inventive way of reconnecting with a classic story of love and redemption.”
—Mary Houlihan, Chicago Sun-Times

“A well-loved tale told with style, charm and a heart so big it could burst the ribcage of the harshest Grinch.”
—Kerry Reid, The Chicago Tribune

“A fresh theatrical context that creates just the right kind of retro warmth. If you cry every time you see the movie, you’ll be blubbering away right on cue … Guaranteed.”
—Chris Jones, The Chicago Tribune