This beloved American holiday classic is sure to captivate audiences of all ages. The story to comes to life staged as a live 1940s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings dozens of characters to the stage, and live, on-stage sound effects, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers a world in which he’d never been born one fateful Christmas Eve.
“This heartfelt story is perfect for the holidays,” said ECTC producing artistic director Nathanael Fisher. “Our community may have seen the movie a million times but this will a special intimate experience. Watch actors change characters in seconds, see the Foley artist liven the play with sounds and music, join in the spirit with others as we celebrate the fact that we all have a special place on this earth.”
Nathanael Fisher directs an ensemble cast each of whom will portray multiple characters. The cast includes Spencer Collins (George Bailey/Young George); Caitlin Artrip (Mary Hatch/Young Mary); Kaitlyn Millsap (Violet/Young Violet, Rose Bailey, Matilda, Ruth, Mrs. Hatch, Mrs. Thompson, Schultz, Zuzu, Janie, Sadie Vance); Christian Paris (Harry/Young Harry, Bert, Clarence Oddbody, Same Wainwright, Martini, Dr. Campbell, Charlie, Horace the Teller, Mr. Welch, Tommy, Sheriff); and Bruce Collier (Announcer, Gower, Potter, Billy, Joseph, Peter Bailey, Ernie, Old Man Collins, Ed, Pete, Nick, Bridge Keeper, Binky, Cop).