It’s a Wonderful Life:
A Live Radio Play

By Joe Landry

November 29 & 30, 2019

Directed by Dave Maynard
Produced by Pat Darlington

This beloved holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life on one fateful Christmas Eve.

It’s a Wonderful Life won the 2020 Arlequin award for Best Comedy/Drama at the 2020 Gala of the Fédération québécoise du théâtre amateur (FQTA).

Also nominated were Emily Fleming for Best Actress and Jean-Guy Richard for Best Original Score

“Wonderful. So well done!”
“The best production I’ve seen so far.”
“Seen the movie 100+ times – They nailed it”
“Just what I needed to get into the Christmas spirit! Simply wonderful!”

The Cast


John Cochrane Voice of the stage manager
Derek Quinn Freddie Filmore (The announcer)
Andrew Prior Jake Laurents (George Bailey)
Anita Haas Sally Applewhite (Mary Hatch)
David McCallum Trevor Ward (Henry F. Potter)
Emily Fleming Lana Sherwood (Violet Bick & others)
Mike Fleming Willy Kurtz (Uncle Billy & others)
Nancy Somogyi Judy Lester (Zuzu & others)
Frank White Harry “Jazzbo” Heywood (Clarence Oddbody)
R.J. Ménard Phil Foley (The Foley artist)
Marge Trumper Marge of The Andrews Mothers
Sandra McCallum Sandra of The Andrews Mothers
Betty Jean Quinn Betty jean of The Andrews Mothers
Jean-Guy Richard Johnny Guy of The Misfits
Ron Trumper Ron of The Misfits
Rick Henning Rick of The Misfits
Dean Lecomte Dean of The Misfits

The original program

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