Photo Coverage: Paper Mill's 'Wonderful Life' Opens

The Paper Mill Playhouse's production of the Joe Raposo-Sheldon Harnick musical Wonderful Life, based on the classic holiday film, opened on November 12th after beginning previews on November 8th.  It runs through December 17th.

The show stars James Clow as George Bailey and Catherine Brunell as Mary Bailey, as well as Jeff Brooks as Clarence, Nick Wyman as Henry Potter, Jordan Cable as Harry Bailey, John Jellison as Tom Bailey, Sean Martin Hingston as Sam Wainwright, Dale Radunz as Matthew, Kevin Bernard as Bert, Robert Creighton as Ernie Bishop, Jan Passano as Milly Bailey and J.B. Adams as Uncle Billy.

With book and lyrics by Harnick (Fiddler on the Roof, She Loves Me), music by Joe Raposo ("Sesame Street," Raggedy Ann), direction by James Brennan, musical direction by Tom Helm and choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, Wonderful Life "is the story of George Bailey, a small town banker with big time dreams that never came true. Time after time, George sacrificed his own ambitions for those around him, watching success slip right through his fingers. Now, on the night of his most devastating failure, worth more dead than alive, George contemplates suicide. But with the help of Clarence, an unlikely angel determined to get his wings, George will realize that success is defined in many ways, and that everything he has is everything a man could want," state Paper Mill notes.

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"Every time a bell angel gets his wings"

The Bailey Family and the townfolk of Bedford Falls, NY

Sheldon Harnick and Pat Collins (wife of late composer, Joe Raposo)

Tom Moyneux and Sheldon Harnick

Sean Martin Hingston and his daughter

Kyle Sangiovanni and Cynthia Leigh Heim

Sheldon Harnick and Michael Gennaro (President/CEO Paper Mill Playhouse)

Mark Hoebee (Associate Artistic Director, Paper Mill Playhouse), Members of the NJ State Arts Council and Michael Gennaro

Catherine Brunell and Sheldon Harnick

Mark Hoebee, Jeff Brooks, James Clow, Catherine Brunell and Sheldon Harnick

Jessica Mary Murphy, Adriene Couvillion, Nigel Columbus, Allison Couture and Erin Henry

Mark Hoebee and Pat Collins

Jacqueline Godonius (Director of Marketing, Paper Mill Playhouse) and Robert Creighton

Kevin Bernard and Robert Creighton

Leanne and Emily De Hope, Nick Wyman; Mark Hoebee and Sheldon Harnick in the background

Andy Blankenbuehler, Nick Wyman, Mark Hoebee and Sheldon Harnick

Andy Blankenbuehler and Sean Martin Hingston

Nick Wyman and wife

Robert Creighton and wife Angie

Nick Wyman and James Clow

Nick Wyman, Pat Collins and James Clow

James Clow and Catherine Brunell

Nick Wyman, James Clow and Catherine Brunell

Emilee Dupree, Sean Martin Hingston and Sheldon Harnick

Natalie Loftin, Todd Horman, Jerry Galante, Emilee Dupre, Sheldon Harnick, Jacqueline Colmer, Erin Henry and Adrian Pena

James Brennan, Catherine Brunell, party guest and Nick Wyman

Jordan Cable and Sean Martin Hingston

James Clow and Jordan Cable

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