It’s A Wonderful Life

December 2016

In our American culture, It’s a Wonderful Life has become almost as familiar as Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. The story is a natural for a stage adaptation: the saga of George Bailey, the Everyman from the small town of Bedford Falls, whose dreams of escape and adventure have been quashed by family obligation and civic duty, whose guardian angel has to descent 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 his has been, after all, a wonderful life.

This faithful adaptation has all your favorite characters: George and Mary Hatch, Clarence, Uncle Billy, Violet, and, of course, the Scrooge-like villain, Mr. Potter. This fine dramatization not only celebrates the faith of the season, it also celebrates the American philosophy of life: hard work, fair play and the love and support of one’s family and community will be rewarded.

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George Bailey – Jordan Glaski
Mary Hatch – Kimberly Geniece Grader
Young George / Pete – Lambros Alamond
Newsboy/Tommy Bailey – Collin Dean
Janie Bailey – Lulu Montecalvo
Zuzu Bailey – Willa Olshan
Clarence Odbody – John Krenrich
Uncle Billy – Chris Best
Mr. Gower – Bernie Ment
Harry Bailey – Cole Salo
Violet Peterson – Lauren Puente
Mother Bailey – Marguerite Fulton-Newton
Henry F. Potter – William Edward White
Aunt Tilly – Sheirel Mordaunt
Bert – Christopher Lupia
Ernie – Derek Potocki
Mr. Potter’s Goon – Herbert Merrick
Sam Wainwright – Darrell White
Mr. Potter’s Secretary – Anett Marcarian
Mr. Martini – Issaiah Vergara
Mrs. Martini – Libby Montecalvo
Mrs. Hatch – Dorothy Lennon
Mr. Andrews – Darrell White
Mrs. Thompson – Ann Sweet
Miss Carter – Colleen Baldwin
Mr. Welch – Phil Brady
Amazing Grace – Patrick Carman
Dancer – Jolie Cloutier


Director – Bill Lee
SM – Beth Folta
Producer – Dan Rowlands
Costume Design – Korrie Taylor
Lighting Design – Sarah Anson
Scenic Designer – Jesse Bender