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It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

  • Dakota Stage Ltd 412 East Main Avenue Bismarck, ND, 58501 United States (map)

Nov 30 – Dec 2 & Dec 7-10, 2017

A beloved holiday classic told by 1940s radio personalities!


Filled with nostalgia and charm, audiences will step back in time to the golden age of radio with this funny and unique retelling that may just leave you believing in angels! In the late 1940s a group of radio personalities team up with a sound effects man to bring the beloved holiday story of George Bailey to life. On Christmas Eve the idealistic George is faced with a lost bank deposit and dire consequences, so he contemplates suicide and wishes he were never born. Clarence Odbody, a 292-year-old guardian angel, intervenes and shows George what the world would’ve been like without him. George reawakens with a new appreciation for his life and the people he loves. This delightful retelling also includes radio jingles and holiday songs reminiscent of the time, to warm the hearts of audiences, young and old. It’s the perfect holiday outing for the entire family and, who knows, an angel might even get his wings!

"A well-loved tale told with style, charm and a heart so big it could burst the ribcage of the harshest Grinch." - The Chicago Tribune

"One of the best holiday shows around. This is a fresh and inventive way of reconnecting with a classic story of love and redemption." - Chicago Sun-Times

By Joe Landry

Earlier Event: November 10
Stand Up Comedy with Will Spottedbear
Later Event: January 25
Things My Mother Taught Me