It’s a Wonderful Life This Weekend!

If you loved the classic movie with Jimmy Stewart It’s a Wonderful Life, well you will be sure to love Dayton, Ohio Victoria Theatre’s IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY of this treasured movie.  The stage brings to life this beloved classic as a 1940’s radio broadcast.  This show has a cast full of talent, and a myriad of spectacular sound effects.

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The show jumps off the screen and onto the stage as five actors perform dozens of characters in the radio play.  IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY premiered in 1996 at Stamford Center for the Arts in Stamford, Connecticut, and has since been produced around the country to critical acclaim.  Here are just a couple reviews from the Victoria Theatre’s website:

“This blast from the past gets its wings with a letter – perfect production!” – The Seattle Times
“One of the best holiday shows around.  This is a fresh and inventive way of reconnecting with a classic story of love and redemption.” – Chicago Sun-Times

 Quoting Dayton Local contributing writer, Mike Woody from his review of the play, “To be honest, my expectations for “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play,” were rather low as I figured the reading of a full length movie couldn’t be very entertaining.  I have no shame in admitting that I was wrong.  The show was a delight to witness and to call it a reading would be an extreme understatement as the cast is very lively throughout the performance.  The energy in their voices turns the radio play into a virtual full-fledged stage production of “It’s a Wonderful Life.”

If you want to take in this wonderful event, it is recommended for ages 6 and up.  Show times are:

Friday, December 13, 2013 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

For more information or to buy tickets, visit the Victoria Theatre website.  To find out what else is going on around Dayton, Ohio this weekend, go to the Dayton Local website.

Have a wonderful weekend from all of us here at Barker, Beck, Collins and Kronauge Agency!