It’s A Wonderful Life

Director: Aimee Miron who has directed A Christmas Story the musical, Disney’s Mulan Jr., Babe The Sheep Pig and Mary Poppins for GREAT Theatre.

“It's a Wonderful Life” is a vibrant flashback to early 20th century America, but it also serves as a powerful exploration of community, family and the power of the individual. The iconic character George Bailey learns about the significant impact he has on his community in the thousands of small choices made over the course of his life. This story about everyday people with modest ambitions to improve their own lives as well as that of their neighbor. The angel Clarence says, "Remember, George: no man is a failure who has friends." Our performers and technical crew should be prepared for a theater experience that strives to live the theme of the story: Friendly teamwork is what allows for human projects to triumph. Every character in “It’s a Wonderful Life” - and there are over 70 of them - is crucial to this story. We will unleash the talents of the everyday people of central Minnesota to provide a living demonstration of our power of collaboration and connection in this heartfelt holiday classic.

Rehearsal Schedule: October 9th, 2017 - November 16th, 2017 Rehearsals will generally take place Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 6:00pm - 8:30pm and Saturdays from 9:00am - 12:00pm. There will be no rehearsal over MEA weekend and on Halloween.

Tech Week Schedule:

Sunday, November 12th, 2017 from 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Monday, November 13th, 2017 from 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 from 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday, November 15th 2017 from 12:00pm - 9:00pm
Thursday, November 16th, 2017 from 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Character Information: “It’s a Wonderful Life” is a non-musical with a large cast ages 8-80! Supporting actors can expect to play multiple roles.

 

12 + roles for children, ages 8-14:
The Bailey Children: Pete, Janie, Zuzu, Tommy
The Martini Children
Children of 1919: Young George, Young Harry, Young Sam, Young Mary, Young Violet

12 + major roles for adult men and women, ages 18 - 80:
George Bailey
Mary Bailey
Harry Bailey, George’s kid brother
Violet Bick, a young woman
Mr. Potter, the most powerful businessman in Bedford Falls
Clarence, a low-ranking angel
Jo, a much more senior angel
Frankie, an even more senior angel
Mr. Gower, owner of a drugstore
Mr. Martini, owner of a tavern
Bert, a cop
Ernie, a taxi driver 

40 + supporting roles for men and women, ages 14 - 80:
Mrs. Bailey, George’s Mother
Pop Bailey, George’s father
Uncle Billy
Cousin Tilly
Cousin Eustace
Annie, maid for Ma and Pop Bailey
Ruth Bailey, Harry’s wife
Sam Wainwright, George’s high school classmate
Jane Wainwright, Sam’s wife
Marty Hatch, George’s high school classmate
Mrs. Hatch, Mary’s Mother
Mr. Partridge, Principal of Bedford Falls High School
Freddie
Mickey, a troublemaker
Mr. Potter’s Attendant
Mr. Potter’s Rent Collector
Mr. Potter’s Secretary
Mr. Carter, humorless bank examiner
Maria Martini, Mr. Martini’s wife
Flo, luggage vendor
Jake, dubious workingman
Mr. Welch, Zuzu’s teacher’s husband
Nick, a bartender
Bouncers
Watchman, who guards the bridge
Horace, a bank teller
Bald Man
Random Guy 1, suitor of Violet
Random Guy 2, suitor of Violet
Sheriff
Photographers
Directors of Bailey Building and Loan
Dr. Campbell
Customers of Bailey Building and Loan