Holiday Favorite It's a Wonderful Life -- A Live Radio Play
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The last date listed for It's a Wonderful Life -- A Live Radio Play was Sunday December 29, 2013 / 2:00pm.
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It's "comedy tonight" in Stephen Sondheim's laugh-out-loud musical, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. In this season opener, travel with STAGEStheatre to ancient Rome and experience the zany antics of Pseudolus, a slave on a quest for freedom. This slapstick musical sings and dances its way through mistaken identities, a house full of courtesans and an elaborate web of lies that all lead to an uproarious night in the theater. The winner of six Tony Awards, this is one of the funniest musicals ever written. Sondheim and comic writer Larry Gelbart (M*A*S*H, Tootsie) seamlessly combine situations from the timeless comedies of Roman playwright Plautus with the fast-paced, slapstick energy of classic vaudeville to create a nonstop entertainment extravaganza. Learn More
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Featured review from Uncle Mike
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This was such a fun experience, to see my favorite film performed live as an old-time radio broadcast! All the performers were top-notch and very good in their (sometimes multiples) roles, with a special shout-out to the onstage sound effects guy who had his hands full juggling glasses, cans, doors, telephones, and the occasional paper airplane.
A familiarity with the story is probably helpful, as I overheard a few younger folks admit they didn't quite understand the action during some moments of the show.
This was my 2nd time seeing a show at STAGEStheater, and I will definitely be back for more.
The American Film Institute (AFI) selected It’s a Wonderful Life as its “Most Inspiring Movie of All Time” in a 2006 “100 Years—100 Cheers” retrospective, and Landry’s radio play adaptation has received equally-admiring reviews in many cities across the country. The classic tale of family, friendship and the power of community in the face of financial hard times is a must-see during the holiday season.