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$38 Preview Performances: November 14 & 15

A heartfelt Christmas show perfect for the whole family this Holiday season!

You won’t want to miss this heartwarming American classic presented as a 1940’s radio show. This beloved story is enhanced with a lush soundscape performed by the actors live on stage. Bedford Falls and the Bailey Family have never sounded better than in this fresh retelling. Bring your whole family to celebrate the holiday season with this Christmas show!

After a series of financial hardships, a small-town banker contemplates ending his life on a snowy Christmas Eve in 1945. George, who wishes he had never been born, receives the aid of a guardian angel who is assigned the task of saving George’s life. Perfectly timed for the Holiday season, this timeless masterpiece reaffirms the inherent value of all people with an enchanting, theatrical twist.

During the performance, you will be transported back to a 1940s radio studio where actors will be putting on a live broadcast of Frank Capra’s beloved film. This Christmas show features 5 actors who take on each character and perform live sound effects to further enhance the story. It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play arrives just in time for the Holiday season. If you love the original film or have never experienced this heartwarming story before, you will undoubtedly love this production.



Andrea Prestinario*

Andrea Prestinario*

ANDREA PRESTINARIO: Regional – Baltimore Center Stage: Fun Home (Alison); Weston Playhouse: Fun Home (Alison), Guys & Dolls (Sarah Brown);...

Brian Owen*

Brian Owen*

Brian Owen is thrilled to work again with Peter Amster and tell a story as dear to him as George...

James Leaming*

James Leaming*

JAMES LEAMING: Founding member (1985) of American Blues Theater, Chicago. On-Going: National tours of Defamation and Botanic Garden– Canamac Productions;...

Keri Safran*

Keri Safran*

KERI SAFRAN is delighted to be working at Gulfshore with this lovely team. Recent credits:  Forbidden Broadway(Gateway Playhouse); Typhoid Mary...


JIMMY LAWLER Lighting Designer 
DEVON PAINTERCostume Designer
JOEL ABBOTTSound Designer

Audience Engagement

Actor & Director Talk-Back: Nov. 21
Pre-Show Discussions: Nov. 17th at 2:15 PM, Nov. 20th at 2:15 and 7:15 PM, Dec. 4th at 2:15 and 7:15 PM, Dec.15th at 2:15 PM, Dec. 18th at 2:15 and 7:15 PM
Script Club: Nov. 26
Curtain Conversation: Dec. 1st
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Special Thanks To

Season Angels: Jane and Steve Akin
Season Benefactors: Patty and Jay Baker
Season Ambassadors: Valerie and Nizar Ghoussaini, Jane and Dave Wilson
Premier Corporate Sponsor: Cohen & Grigsby
Corporate Executive Producer: Moran Wealth Management
Executive Producers: Erika and Peter Aron, Shelley and Steven Einhorn, Christine and Terrance Flynn, Barbara and George Franks, Nancy and Tom Gallagher, Rosemary and Don Gunther, Linda and Bob Harden, Jenny and Richard Housh, Thelma and Bud Negley, Christine Paddock, Mahendra and Joan Parekh, Gail Paster, Susan Regenstein and Barry Frank, Dottie and John Remondi, Marie and Dick Stonesifer
Show Sponsors: Fidelity Investments, Lois and Bruce Selfon, Joanne and Karl Wyss,
Star Sponsor: Bob Marconi


Evening Performances: 8:00PM

Matinee Performances: 3:00PM

Running Time: 2 hours with one 15 minute intermission

Special Promotions

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Rates for Groups of 10+

VIP TICKETS. These exclusive tickets include up-close, center seats, a glass of wine, a commemorative wine glass for in-theatre use, and a $90 tax-deductible donation in support of world-class theatre. Look for the RED VIP seats in the seating chart when ordering tickets.

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