Photo Flash: IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY at Taproot Theatre

Taproot Theatre brings the hit play It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play back to the stage as it holds its holiday production at the Stage One Theatre at North Seattle Community College. Adapted for the stage by Joe Landry and directed by Karen Lund, It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play runs through December 30. For tickets, call 206-781-9707.

Clarence needs his wings and George Bailey needs... well George needs Clarence. Live out a holiday classic as a part of our "live studio audience" when Taproot Theatre brings It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play to the stage. Set in 1947 as a radio broadcast, this heartwarming tale will remind you and yours of the important things in life and send you home laughing, loving and living the magic of Christmas.

Live radio performances were most popular from 1920 until the advent of television in the 1950s. An audience would be brought in to the studio, and hit films such as It's a Wonderful Life would be produced live on the air for people who would listen while gathered around a radio in their living room.

Grant Goodeve and Mark Lund reprise their roles from Taproot Theatre's 2006 production of It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. The cast also features Jesse Notehelfer, Eric Riedmann and Candace Vance. The production team includes scenic and sound designer Mark Lund, costume designer Sarah Burch Gordon and lighting designer Jody Briggs. Sarah Dale Rice serves as stage manager and Judy Naegeli as dramaturg.

Taproot Theatre Company was founded in 1976 by six college graduates from Seattle Pacific University. From its humble beginnings as a touring group, the company has now become one of Seattle's largest mid-size theatre companies. Today, Taproot Theatre serves over 150,000 people annually throughout the Pacific Northwest with a full Mainstage season, touring programs and Acting Studio.

Photo credit: Erik Stuhaug

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