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It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley

Dates

12/1/2021 - 12/26/2021

Theatre

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley

1305 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto,CA 94303

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Starting at $30
Phone: 1-877-662-TWSV


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TheatreWorks Silicon Valley celebrates the holidays with Its A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. This heartwarming holiday production, adapted by Joe Landry from the screenplay by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Frank Capra, and Jo Swerling, offers the beloved 1946 film as a 1940s era radio play, complete with live foley-style sound effects. Presented in a fun and theatrical style, this live radio-play version of the holiday favorite, told by five nimble actors who take on dozens of roles and provide all of the live sound effects, immerses audiences in the iconic story of George Baileys iconic tale of love, loss, and redemption on Christmas Eve. Its a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play has been applauded by media including The New York Times, which said the holiday play added another layer of nostalgia. Its easy for the audience to get caught up in the fun of creating reality from obvious artifice. The Chicago Sun-Times deemed it One of the best holiday shows around. This is a fresh and inventive way of reconnecting with a classic story of love and redemption, and The Chicago Tribune called it A well-loved tale told with style, charm and a heart so big it could burst the ribcage of the harshest Grinch. This yuletide hit will be helmed by TheatreWorks Artistic Associate and Director of New Works Giovanna Sardelli.Video streaming will additionally be offered for Its a Wonderful Life, for patrons who prefer to watch from home. Audiences who purchase a streaming ticket will be emailed a link to watch the program at home on their computer, SmartTV or other device.

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December 23, 2021

BroadwayWorld reviews TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's gorgeous new production of 'It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play' running thru December 26th at the Lucie Stern Theatre, with streaming available thru Jan 2nd.

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It might be hard to find someone unfamiliar with Frank Capra's 1946 versions of A Christmas Carol, Christmas family fantasy that populates every best film poll. It appealed to post WWII audiences with its themes of family, loss and second chances and has remained a popular holiday favorite ever since.

BWW Review: IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY at Lucie Stern Theatre ArticleBWW Review: IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY at Lucie Stern Theatre
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It might be hard to find someone unfamiliar with Frank Capra's 1946 versions of A Christmas Carol, Christmas family fantasy that populates every best film poll. It appealed to post WWII audiences with its themes of family, loss and second chances and has remained a popular holiday favorite ever since. TheatreWorks returns to live performances at the Lucie Stern Theatre with a totally enjoyable, wonderfully crafted radio play featuring five outstanding performances covering dozens of roles.

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TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will celebrate the holidays with It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. This heartwarming holiday production, adapted by Joe Landry from the screenplay by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Frank Capra, and Jo Swerling, offers the 1946 film as a 1940s era radio play, complete with live foley-style sound effects.

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BroadwayWorld talks to Giovanna Sardelli, the irrepressible director of TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's 'It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play' running December 1 to 26 at the Lucie Stern Theatre in Palo Alto.

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