It's A Wonderful Life

Show Overview

Back by popular demand...
Lost Nation Theater presents 10th-Annual IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE – A Live Radio Play by Joe Landry

“One man’s life touches so many others”

Montpelier City Hall Arts Center is once again transformed into a 1940’s broadcast studio as five versatile actors and a busy sound effects wizard bring Frank Capra’s classic to life in front of a live studio audience (that’s you!).
See the small ensemble create hundreds of characters, and the sound of everything from crickets to cars, to door slams to sirens in front of your very eyes. Great for the whole family! 

Curtain Time: 7pm .Wed & Thu Dec 6 & 7, 2017

Wonderful Life is LNT's gift to the community:   
All tickets just $10 (advance); $15 (day of).
Plus each child (11 & under) per accompanying paying adult is Free! (Infants & Toddlers are not admitted to the theater.)

Production Team

LNT’s Producing Artistic Director Kathleen Keenan is again at the helm, with lighting by Thomas Gunn, costumes by Cora Fauser and stage management by Laura Gist.
Making sure the live audience hears it all - and giving it that radio feel is mega-soundman Bennett Shapiro of MadTech Sound. 

Featuring: Kim Allen Bent, Cher Laston, Michael Manion, Maura O'Brien, Mark Roberts, and sound effects wizard Kim Ward

Scoop Info

It’s a Wonderful Life takes place in the fictional town of Bedford Falls shortly after World War II with unlikely hero, George Bailey – a man whose imminent suicide on Christmas Eve brings him guardian angel Clarence Oddbody. Uproarious one moment, deeply touching the next, It’s A Wonderful Life is a perfect pick-me up; a reminder of what’s possible when we work together and look out for one another.   

Let the magic of a staged “radio show” spark your imagination and rekindle your faith in humanity.

After 10 years, this 2017 production will be its final one at LNT. Don't miss it!

Here is the Scoop on 2017

Buzz Info

Jim Lowe, Times Argus theater critic in his review raved: 

"Lost Nation Theater reprised its radio-style version of “It’s a Wonderful Life” for the umpteenth time, but it never seems to grow old. In fact, Thursday’s performance, it seemed incredibly fresh. The production was well cast and most entertaining. The ensemble was tight-knit. It’s corn- but delicious corn. Lost Nation’s “It’s a Wonderful Life” reminds us of how we want our lives to be.”

Media Info

Check out these images from previous Wonderful Life shows, courtesy of Times Argus photographer Stefan Hard:

The cast sings the "Call Letter" around the microphone photo by Stefan Hard, The Times Argus

cast cheers for money being raised - photo by Stefan Hard, the Times Argus

Here's 2017's Trailer:

And check out this preview video from 2013:







Vermont Arts Council's VTArts2017 circular logo

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