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It's a Wonderful Life: Live at the Biograph Reviews

Victory Gardens Zacek McVay Theater (Chicago, IL)

Reviews & Ratings

273 ratings
4.8 average rating
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58 reviews
182 stars
attended Nov 28 2009

I love the Biograph and when I had the opportunity to see "It's a Wonderful Life" there I could not pass it up. The acting was splendid and the set well done to remind us of the time period of the story. This was a "preview" but you would never...continued

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3 reviews
2 stars
attended Dec 05 2009

As a big fan of the movie, I expected I would enjoy a "radio play" of It's A Wonderful Life, but would not be as moved as I always am by the movie. Was I wrong! I found myself so engaged by the players in this production that I was teary more...continued

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13 reviews
5 stars
attended Dec 05 2009

My wife and I attended the show Saturday afternoon. The show was delightful. The lines were spoken crisply and clearly. The cast was animated. The setting was warm and holiday-like. Singing the carols was a perfect introduction to the show. ...continued

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9 reviews
3 stars
attended Nov 29 2009

Excellent! The design of the production was terrific, incorporating the audience into the old style radio broadcast, with On Air and Applause signs, along with sponsor ads and sound effects. It was a great time, and a great production from a...continued

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19 reviews
11 stars
attended Nov 23 2012

great show! Enjoyed every minute...

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5 reviews
3 stars
attended Dec 13 2009

A superb production - I can't think of a better way to get in the holiday spirit. Every single one of the actors was incredible. Don't miss this!!

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2 reviews
1 stars
attended Dec 12 2009

From the moment we arrived in the theater space we were transported in time to another time and place. The characters on the stage made the audience welcome by creating a festive atmosphere. The players were outstanding each and everyone. We...continued

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1 review
0 stars
attended Dec 13 2009

I thought this was an absolutely wonderful production. "It's A Wonderful Life" is my favorite movie of all time and Biograph honored the original film while adding their own twists. I was amazed at the talented actors and all the different...continued

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1 review
0 stars
attended Dec 04 2009

This was a wonderful performance. The actors were not only friendly and very expressive, but the entire performance brought the entire story to life. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a little something different to do this...continued

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1 review
6 stars
attended Dec 10 2009

What a great show! Small, personal theater, beautifully renovated and comfortable. The cast was amazing, it really takes you back in time. I felt like I should have dressed in vintage clothing to attend. :) I recommend to everybody, the cast...continued

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46 reviews
14 stars
attended Nov 25 2012

A new holiday tradition. Took our folks and they just LOVED it. Said it made them feel like they were back in their living room listening on the radio. My husband and I were amazed at the acting and the way they used the sound effects. Great job.

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6 reviews
9 stars
attended Dec 13 2009

"It's a Wonderful Life: Live at The Biograph" was a perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Before the show started there was a group sing-along and we were treated to cookies and milk after the performance. The actors, pianist and foley guy...continued

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16 reviews
18 stars
attended Nov 25 2012

This is a wonderful kid friendly production. My boys really love shows like "Prairie Home Companion" so to see a show that is set as a radio broadcast was very intriguing for them. No lulls in the show, but also no intermissions, so your kid...continued

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58 events
14 reviews
10 stars
attended Nov 18 2011

Great Show.

While listening to the Radio Show I could see the whole movie playing in my head. Usually I don't like knowing the movie version of a live performance but here it would very well

Highly recommend it for a Holiday feeling....continued

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13 reviews
7 stars
attended Dec 13 2009

Don't miss it! A true holiday gem for Chicago. Attended with my 11 and 13 year old girl and boy and they both loved it. And at one point near the end, thought I detected my husband's eyes tearing up. Lots of singing and laughing as well. A...continued

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12 reviews
26 stars
attended Dec 26 2010

Absolutely delightful! I LOVED IT !!!

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11 reviews
6 stars
attended Dec 30 2010

A wonderful evening, ALL of our group loved it. We thought the actors were extremely talented and thought the production was very well done. We would go back to this intimate venue, not a bad seat in the house.

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9 reviews
0 stars
attended Nov 18 2011

Wonderful performance! Put me right in the holiday mood!

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7 reviews
0 stars
attended Dec 19 2009

Great work by a company - devastated in June and fully back on their feet in December. Look forward to seeing many more productions by American Blues Theater Co....

The Biograph upper stairs theater is fabulous...great seats, great view of the...continued

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7 reviews
5 stars
attended Dec 04 2010

I love this movie so this was definitely a treat! The actors were awesome! I hope that it comes to Chicago again because I will definitely see it again!

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