Everyone knows the movie version of It’s a Wonderful Life and the struggles George Bailey is facing during the Christmas season as depicted in the classic.
This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve.
Take some time during the holidays to take a deep breath and truly listen to the story being told and what George discovers about his life.
“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
It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play will be directed by Matthew Garlin, who directed Almost, Maine in Feb 2018. The producers, who all currently sit on the Board for TCS, for …Wonderful Life… will be Amanda Allen and Wesley Toma-Lee, with Sabrina Ornae and Matthew Garlin as Assistant Producers. Please contact us if you are interested in being the Stage Manager for this production.
Theatre Company of Saugus is excited to announce our cast for It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. Each actor portrays a character at the radio station, who then plays a character or characters in a radio adaptation of It’s a Wonderful Life.
Jake Laurents as George Bailey will be played by Richie DeJesus, who was last seen with TCS in Heathers: The Musical in Fall 2016.
Sally Applewood as Mary Hatch will be played by Amanda Hurley, who is making her TCS debut.
Freddie Filmore will be played by Katherine Bedard, who was recently involved in LIZZIE in Oct 2018.
Harry “Jazzbo” Heywood as Clarence will be played by Damien Dakotah LaCount, who was last seen in Jack the Ripper: The Whitechapel Musical in Fall 2017.
Henry Cloud as Henry Potter / Old Man Gower / Old Man Collins / Burt / Martini / Man at Bank will be played by Stephen Russo, who was last see at TCS in A Christmas Carol: Readers Theatre in Dec 2017.
Phillip M. Johnson as Billy Bailey / Peter Bailey / Charlie / Sam Wainwright / Schultz / Sheriff will be played by Spencer O’Dowd, who is making his TCS debut.
Christopher Hadden Mitchell as Joseph / Ernie / Ed / Nick / Dr. Campbell will be played by Andrew Quinney, who was last seen at TCS in Almost, Maine in Feb 2018.
Kathleen Holmes as Matilda / Horace / Mr. Welch / Ms. Thompson / Rose / Main Cop / Female Singer will be played by Shannon Shaffer who will be making her TCS debut.
Lana Sherwood as Violet / Ruth / Binky / Bridgekeeper / Ms. Hatch / Sadie / Female Singer will be played by Jodie Putnam who was last seen with TCS in Almost, Maine in Feb 2017.
Tommy Dunn as Young George / Tommy / Singer will be played by Zack Perry who was last seen at TCS in Getting to Know…Once Upon a Mattress in Aug 2018.
Mary Rose as Young Mary / Zuzu / Singer will be played by Julie Liuzza who was last seen at TCS in Getting to Know….Once Upon a Mattress.
Mike Adams as Young Harry / Pete / Singer) will be played by Dillon Bresnahan who was last seen at TCS in Getting to Know….Once Upon a Mattress.
Linda Taylor as Young Violet / Jannie / Singer will be played by Grace Antonelli who was last seen at TCS in Getting to Know….Once Upon a Mattress.
Performances are slated for:
December 14-16 with two shows on December 15, 2018
Produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc.