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Victory Gardens Zacek McVay Theater
Formerly the Victory Gardens Biograph Theater 2433 North Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60614
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4.8 / 5 Rated by 277 members
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Red Velvet 96 events 72 reviews

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

reviewed Nov 28 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Elaine
16 events 4 reviews

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

reviewed Dec 05 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from joegoats
46 events 9 reviews

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

reviewed Nov 29 2009 report as inappropriate
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From the Frank Capra classic, based on the story short

“The Greatest Gift” by Philip Van Doren Stern

Directed by Marty Higginbotham

From the original director and Ensemble that bring this holiday tradition to Chicago since 2004. Join the American Blues family as we take you back to a 1940s radio broadcast of Frank Capra’s holiday classic—It’s a Wonderful Life with live Foley sound effects, an original score, and a stellar cast of eight that bring the entire town of Bedford Falls to life. From the moment you walk through the doors, you will be transported back to the Golden Age of Radio and experience the story of George Bailey like never before.

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