IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE

Adapted for the stage by James W. Rodgers.
Based on the film by Frank Capra and the story by Peter Van Doren Stern.
Spotlight Players, MainStage


In our American culture It’s a Wonderful Life has become almost as familiar as Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. The story is a natural for a stage adaptation: the saga of George Bailey, the Everyman from the small town of Bedford Falls, whose dreams of escape and adventure have been quashed by family obligation and civic duty, whose guardian angel has to descent on Christmas Eve to save him from despair and to remind him—by showing him what the world would have been like had he never been born—that his has been, after all, a wonderful life. This faithful adaptation has all your favorite characters: George and Mary Hatch, Clarence, Uncle Billy, Violet, and, of course, the Scrooge-like villain, Mr. Potter. This fine dramatization not only celebrates the faith of the season, it also celebrates the American philosophy of life: hard work, fair play and the love and support of one’s family and community will be rewarded.

Director: Justine Maldonado

Auditions: Sept 24 & 25, 2018
Rehearsals: Mon, Tue and Thur from 7-10 PM
Performance Dates: November 29-December 2, 2018
Positions open: Producer

Download rehearsal schedule here


AUDITIONS

Spotlight Players is proud to announce auditions for It’s A Wonderful Life to take place on Monday and Tuesday September 24 &25 from 7-10pm at The Village Theater at 50400 Cherry Hill Rd in Canton. Please enter through the backstage entrance and follow the signs to auditions. Auditions will consist of readings from the script.

It’s a Wonderful Life is the saga of George Bailey, the Everyman from the small town of Bedford Falls, whose dreams of escape and adventure have been quashed by family obligation and civic duty, whose guardian angel has to descent on Christmas Eve to save him from despair and to remind him—by showing him what the world would have been like had he never been born—that his has been, after all, a wonderful life. This fine dramatization not only celebrates the faith of the season, it also celebrates the American philosophy of life: hard work, fair play and the love and support of one’s family and community will be rewarded.

The cast will consist of 12 Men, 10 Women, 2-4 young boys, and 2 young girls

Characters:

George Bailey – The Everyman of Bedford Falls
Clarence Odbody – A S-2 (Angel Second Class)
Mr. Gower – proprietor of the corner drug store
Young George – around age 12
Harry Bailey – George’s younger brother
Mother Bailey – a very kind and understanding woman
Aunt Tilly – Uncle Billy’s wife
Violet Peterson – proprietor of a beauty salon
Bert – a patrolman
Ernie – a mail carrier
Uncle Billy – George’s uncle and business partner
Mary Hatch (later Mary Bailey) – George’s loving wife
Henry F. Potter – owns practically the entire town
Mr. Potter’s Goon – ever-present with Mr. Potter
Mr. Potter’s Secretary – ever-faithful to Mr. Potter
Mrs. Hatch – Mary’s mother
Sam Wainwright – a financially successful young man
Miss Andrews – a townsperson
Mrs. Thompson – a townsperson
Mr. Martini – proprietor of a bar
Mrs. Martini – his wife
Miss Carter – a bank examiner
Newspaper Boy – around age 10
Pete Bailey – around age 12

Rehearsals: Mon, Tue and Thur from 7-10 PM
Performance Dates: November 29-December 2, 2018

Please contact director Justine Maldonado with any questions at jmaldonado@goldstarfinancial.com.
See you at auditions!