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It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play will run December 11th-20th.


Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage will continue its 34th Season with It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, just in time for the holiday season. From the screenplay by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Frank Capra and Jo Swerling, and then adapted for the stage by Joe Landry, It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play will run two weekends both in the theatre and via live stream from December 11th-20th with performances on Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm and Saturdays & Sundays at 2pm.

This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast and stars four actors who perform the voices of dozens of characters while creating foley sound effects. As in the movie, everyman George Bailey must learn that "no man is a failure who has friends" (and a little divine intervention), when he must face off against local robber baron (and all around curmudgeon) Henry F. Potter. It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play is the perfect holiday treat for the whole family!

It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play features Jeff Gurner (B'way- The Lion King, Off B'way- Five Course Love, The Comedy of Errors, Goodspeed- The Music Man) as Freddie Filmore, Jim Schilling (Film- Soap Dish, Cadillac Man, and Sean Penn's double in Dead Man Walking, Theatre- Hamlet with Tony Roberts and South Pacific with Jamie Farr) as Harry "Jazzbo" Heywood, Elissa DeMaria (Live Arts Maryland- Kiss Me Kate, Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera- The Marvelous Wonderettes, SToNC- Seussical: The Musical) as Sally Applewhite, and Matt Grasso (ACT of CT- Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Old Castle Theatre Company- Big River, WCSU- Parade (KCACTF National Award for Best Actor in a Musical)) as Jake Laurents.

As one of the first professional, Equity theatres in the country to be given permission to host indoor events and the first one in Connecticut via the approval of the state of CT and Actor's Equity Association, MTC has implemented strict health & safety protocols to assure the safety of the audience, crew, and actors. Some of these protocols include staggered arrival based on seating, a reduced audience size, and masks required at all times. Until further notice, all performances will not only be presented in person, but through a live stream as well, so that the shows may be watched live from the comfort of your home. Both in person and live stream tickets are available. For more information on MTC's reopening protocols you can go here:

This production is directed by Kevin Connors and stage managed by Lou Ursone. The creative team includes scenic design by Jessie Lizotte, lighting design by RJ Romeo, costume design by Diane Vanderkroef, sound design by Will Atkin, and production assistance by Jack Parrotta.

In Person ticket prices range from $35-$65 and can only be purchased by calling the MTC Box Office at 203-454-3883. Live Stream tickets are $25 and may be purchased online by visiting MTC MainStage is located at 509 Westport Ave. in Norwalk, CT.

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