3. It's a Wonderful Life: Radio Play

Filmed in McGee Theatre

OCTOBER 12 -- CREW INFO SESSION

OCTOBER 13 — NOVEMBER 7 -- BUILD

NOVEMBER 9 — 16 -- LOAD IN

NOVEMBER 17 - DECEMBER 4 -- FILMING

DECEMBER 7 - 15 -- EDITING

DECEMBER 16 - 18 -- 7 PM PERFORMANCE STREAMED ONLINE

DECEMBER 7 — 10 -- STRIKE

This inventive twist on Frank Capra’s classic film brings the ever-timely story of disaster, redemption and holiday magic to life on stage before your eyes and ears. It’s Christmas Eve, 1946, and five actors have gathered in WMAQ Studio A for a live radio broadcast, ready to take on dozens of characters and recreate Bedford Falls with live foley sound effects and virtuosic, high-energy performances. Even the cynics among us will cheer as George Bailey, standing on the brink of despair, famously learns that "no man is a failure who has friends.”

Who made it Happen!

Ari Wendrow, Ella Bostrom.
Emily Boyd, Emily Ernst, Charles Foster,
Paul Graham, Connor Kane, Ally Kleinmann,
Owen May, Luca Mitchell, Lars Arlandson, Jake Moskow,
Paige Sheridan, Zoe Sirota, Sonya Yabloch,
Lucy Yager-Madden

Rehearsal Assistant : Mimi Newcomb
Stage Manager/ Light Board Operator: Paul Graham
Master Electrician: Ari Wendrow
Sound Board Operator: Charles Foster & Owen May
Foley Artists: Emily Boyd & Paige Sheridan
Student Scenic Artist: Ally Kleinmann
Camera Operators: Margo Pagonis, Ava Chaplick, Fred Cone
Soundtraks Film Technician: Rebecca Miller

Stage Manager: Paul Graham
Master Electrician: Ari Wendrow
Student Sound Designer: Charles Foster & Owen May
Foley Artists: Emily Boyd & Paige Sheridan
Student Scenic Artist: Ally Kleinmann

Radio Play by Jeff Landry

Faculty Production Staff
Director: Hilerre Kirsch
Scenic/Lighting/Technical Dir: Denise Karczewski
Sound Engineer: Dave Ferguson
Sound Designer: G. Scott Russell
Costume Designer: Emily Daugherty
Graphic Designer: Geoffrey Stone
Soundtraks Sponsors: Nic Meyer & Mike Hill

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