It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

Audition Dates:
Sunday, September 16 from 7PM to 9:30PM
Monday, September 17 from 7PM to 9:30PM

Tuesday, September 18 from 7PM to 9:30PM

If you cannot attend on Sunday or Monday, please contact us about attending an audition on Tuesday the 18th.

Saugus American Legion, 44 Taylor Street, Saugus, MA

  • Please prepare a monologue, approximately 2-3 minutes in length (it does not need to be memorized).
  • Please bring a headshot.
  • Sign-up for an audition time using the Sign-Up Genius link.

PLEASE NOTE: The show is presented as a live radio broadcast in 1948, with scripts in hand and live microphones on stands. This production can have a variable number of performers. The average is 6-8, plus a Foley Artist to produce the onstage sound effects. The actors portray (fictional) radio and movie personalities playing the characters of the story (all of these actors will double as various ages and use various character voices). We are looking for male and female performers of varying age ranges – including youth actors.


  • Freddie Filmore is the announcer
  • Jake Laurents plays George Bailey
  • Sally Applewhite plays Mary Hatch
  • Lana Sherwood plays Violet
  • Harry “Jazzbo” Heywood plays Clarence
  • We are also looking for 4 additional performers to play various roles.

AND – we are looking for 3-4 youth actors to play children’s roles who will likely play multiple characters:

  • Young George Bailey
  • Young Mary Hatch
  • Young Violet
  • George’s kids (Pete, Zuzu, Janie, and Tommy)
Performances dates:
Friday, December 14 at 8PM
Saturday, December 15 at 2PM
Saturday, December 15 at 8PM
Sunday, December 16 at 5PM

If you have questions about the auditions or would like to help out with the production, please contact us at or 781-816-7019.

Check back for updates regarding other productions in our 2018-2019 season.