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CCT brings a new spin to ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’

The cast of It’s a Wonderful Life, the Live Radio Show entertain their audience at radio station WLKT in Manhattan. (From left) Peter Schalk, Sioban Staplin, Sean Swinwood, Jennifer Inglis, and David Popoff.  - Photo submitted
The cast of It’s a Wonderful Life, the Live Radio Show entertain their audience at radio station WLKT in Manhattan. (From left) Peter Schalk, Sioban Staplin, Sean Swinwood, Jennifer Inglis, and David Popoff.
— image credit: Photo submitted

 

Cranbrook Community Theatre (CCT) is bringing Christmas cheer to the Stage Door this Festive Season. Beginning December 7 —and running for six nights — CCT is proud to once again present “It’s a Wonderful Life, the Live Radio Show”.

The play is an interesting spin on the beloved holiday classic It’s a Wonderful Life. The story comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast and the audience becomes the live radio audience of another era. They will be treated to behind the microphone interactions of the cast, sound effects and the production of this play within a play! This lovely story set in Studio A at WLKT in Manhattan is sure to leave audiences’ hearts warmed.

CCT champion and seasoned director Terry Miller is again directing this charming play. “This unique version of It’s a Wonderful Life was first brought to the Stage Door back in 2010 and was a huge success,” says Miller. “It’s a great story and watching someone read it to you as a performance is strangely endearing. This show received very heartfelt comments last time we did it and it’s very much worth sharing again.”

Terry Miller has assembled a stellar local cast with some old faces and some new, including Jennifer Inglis, Peter Schalk, Sean Swinwood, Sioban Staplin and David Popoff.

Co-produced by Sally Masters and Kristy Quinn, It’s a Wonderful Life, the Live Radio Show will run for six nights, December 7 & 8 and 12, 13, 14 & 15 at The Stage Door, Cranbrook. Tickets are $13 CCT members/$15 non-members and are available at Lotus Books, or at the door.

CCT has been entertaining Cranbrook and area audiences for over 50 years. We strive to promote and develop local talent; on stage, behind the scenes, or in the director’s chair.  CCT believes theatre, music, dance, and art play an important part in the community. We are pleased to call the Studio/Stage Door home.

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