Based off the 1946 Frank Capra film

Book and Lyrics by

Sheldon Harnick

Music by

Joe Raposo


It’s Christmas Eve, 1946. George Bailey, “the nicest guy in town,” is in a terrible predicament. We find him perched precariously on a bridge—on the verge of suicide. Enter Clarence, George’s guardian angel, who has not yet earned his wings. Clarence shows George what Bedford Falls would be like if George had never been born! This beloved holiday-season drama is brought vividly to life in a stage adaptation of Frank Capra’s classic film of sacrifice and redemption in small-town America. Written by Joe Landry with music by Kevin Connors, this version is set in a radio station in the 1940s, with a live sound-effects artist and seven actors portraying twenty-five unforgettable characters. Performed commercials are inserted, as well as many of your favorite holiday songs, to enhance the illusion of our audience being part of a live radio presentation. If it’s the holiday spirit you’re after, and you’re tired of all the hype this time of year, you can do no better than spend ninety wonderful minutes experiencing our delightful re-telling of this Christmas time classic.


It's a Wonderful Life

is presented through special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

All authorized performance materials are also supplied by Samuel French.

www.samuelfrench.com