GRCHS Theatre Department presents "It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play"

Celebrate the Holiday Season with this beloved American classic tale, based on the Frank Capra film.  It’s a Wonderful Life tells the story of George Bailey, a man who has given up his dreams in order to help the townspeople of Bedford Falls.  On one fateful Christmas Eve, George faces a financial crisis not of his own making, and wonders if life is worth living.  His guardian angel, Clarence, falls to earth and shows George how his town, family, and friends would have turned out if he had never been born. 

What is a Live Radio Play? 
This GRCHS production of It’s a Wonderful Life is performed as a 1940s live radio broadcast, in which a handful of actors perform the dozens of characters in the play as well as all the sound effects created during the show.  To make matters even more interesting, all the actors in “It’s a Wonderful Life”: A Live Radio Play are merely last minute substitutes who are caught in a snow storm at the radio station. When the regular actors can’t get to the studio, stagehands and administrators are forced to improvise and play all the parts themselves, without rehearsal, in order to keep the station from closing down.  So the actors are improvising both their roles and sound effects designed to create the ambiance of multiple places in the fictional town of Bedford Falls.

Gather the family and join us for this special livestream event!  Whether you watch the performance on your iPad, computer screen, or television (via AppleTV, Roku, or AirCast), your entire family can enjoy the performance for only $10!  


Digital tickets are now on sale for the LIVESTREAM of "It's a Wonderful Life," and are available exclusively through Broadway on Demand.  

  • To purchase a digital ticket for the Friday, November 13 performance, CLICK HERE
  • To purchase a digital ticket for the Saturday, November 14 performance, CLICK HERE.  

Step-by-Step Instructions on how to purchase a digital ticket
Step-by-Step Instructions on how to view the livestream performance


Repeats: Friday and Saturday, November 13 and 14, 2020 at 7:30pm

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