Full Length Musical
Time Period - 1940s / WWII, 1930s
Settings Of Play - 1930s and 40s. In, around, and above Bedford Falls, a
small, working-class town in Upstate New York.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Play w/ Music
Unit Set/Multiple Settings
No Special Cautions
Appropriate for all audiences
High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Large Stage, Church / Religious Groups
It's A Wonderful Life is a musical adaptation of Frank Capra's Christmas classic masterpiece film. This is the saga of George Bailey, the Everyman from the small town of Bedford Falls, whose dreams of escape and adventure have been squashed by family obligations and civic duty, and whose gurdian angel has to descend 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 he has had after all, a wonderful life.
"Funny, moving and memorable! Thomas M. Sharkey did a wonderful thing when he took one of America's favorite holiday film classics and wrote music and lyrics for it. Frank Capra would be proud!" - Woodstock Herald
"Great! Memorable! It's even better the second time around!" - Quad City Times
"Charming! Endearing! It's a wonderful life and you just have to believe it!" - Northwestern
"Wonderful! Great charm! A real holiday musical!" - Dubuque Dispatch and Argus
"Superb! A musical to remember!" - Norfolk Daily Press
It's a Wonderful Life premiered durning the 1987 Christmas season at Howard Cobbs' Gaslight Dinner Theatre in Memphis, Tennessee. Subsequently it has played every Christmas season in theaters large and small across the country & around the world.