It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play


Directed by Cristy Chory & Kate McShane

December 11, 12, 13 2020

Streamed Online

This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s 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. MCT's version of It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play will be recorded without a live audience by Joel Limbauan at the Variety Club Recreation Hall.


Full Name
Jake Laurents as George Bailey
Paul Recupero
Sally Applewhite as Mary Hatch Bailey
Lindsay Zimmerman
Freddie Filmore as Announcer, Peter Bailey, and others
Ken Olin
Lana Sherwood as Violet, Sadie and others
Hannah Westfall
Harry 'Jazzbo' Heywood as Harry Bailey, Old Man Gower, and others
Evan Schwartz
Hope Merriwether as Josephine
Stephanie Weidner
Winnie Kurtz as Clara, Angel second class
Sarah Folsom-Kovarik
Marjorie Turner as Rose Bailey, Mrs. Hatch and others
Rosemary Gerhlein
Trevor Ward as Mr. Potter and others
Steve Montgomery
Vocalist Trixie Devine
Nicolette Adams
Erin Toscani
Foley Artist
Emily Cross

Production Team

Full Name
Kate McShane
Assistant Director
Giovanna Dougherty
Barb Cross
Loretta Rurode
Sue Carney
Light Designer
Evan McElhiney
Light Operator
Bill McShane
Sound Designer
Ryan Kadwill
Sound Operator
Ryan Kadwill
Set Designer
John Cross
Set Construction
John Cross
Set Construction
Harvey Perelman
Set Decorator
Loretta Rurode
Loretta Rurode
Stage Manager
Gabi Cherelli
Graphic Designer
Gabi Cherelli


John Gray