It's A Wonderful LifeMulti-camera Live-stream
The Live Radio Play • December 4-20, 2020
Adapted by Joe Landry from the screenplay by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Frank Capra & Jo Swerling
Experience this beloved American holiday classic as a live 1940s radio broadcast complete with sound effects done right before your eyes.
Inspired by the classic holiday film, this family-friendly radio play tells the story of idealistic George Bailey, a man who gives up his dreams to help others, and whose life’s decisions on Christmas Eve bring about the intervention of his guardian angel.
This timeless story comes to life with five talented actors performing dozens of characters as a live radio broadcast with live Foley sound effects. This production will surely ignite the holiday spirit in audiences of all ages.
Due to the pandemic, Tabard Theatre is closed to patrons, and currently operating as a broadcast studio only.
* 2:30-2:45pm FREE presentation for visually impaired patrons.
What the Critics Have Said
“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
“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
“A fresh theatrical context that creates just the right kind of retro warmth. If you cry every time you see the movie, you’ll be blubbering away right on cue…Guaranteed.”
— Chris Jones, The Chicago Tribune