It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

By Joe Landry

Directed by Jim Stauffer

This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940ís live radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve. Featuring live sound effects and music hearkening back to classic radio shows, this show will delight the eyes and ears just in time for the holidays. Wisconsin Public Radio will host a live simulcast broadcast of the show Saturday December 3rd.

The cast features UW students Stephen Deming, Rebecca Greenberg, Paul Urbanski, Andrea Watkins, Kyle Wessel, and Sam Wood portraying the residents of Bedford Falls.

Produced by University Theatre (UW-Madison) at U.W. Mitchell Theatre, 821 University Ave, Madison

Performances: December 1-11, 2016

Performance Times:
Thursday 7:30 PM, Friday 7:30 PM, Saturday 2:00 PM, Saturday 7:30 PM, Sunday 2:00 PM, Sunday 7:30 PM

Ticket Prices: $10-$20

Call 608-265-2787 or visit for reservations or more information. Walk up tickets are available at:

Vilas Hall Box Office
821 University Avenue
Monday – Friday | 11:30am – 5:30pm
Memorial Union Box Office
800 Langdon Street
Monday – Friday | 11:30am – 5:30pm

The Vilas Hall Box Office remains open on Thursday & Friday performances until 30 min past curtain. For Saturday and/or Sunday events in Vilas Hall, the Box Office opens 1 hour before show-time and remains open until 30 min past curtain.

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