Adapted for the stage by James W. Rodgers.
Based on the film by Frank Capra.
Directed by Sue Buekema & Pam Ratliff

~~ Performances ~~
December 2, 3, 4, 8, 9 & 10, 2016

Tickets will go on sale November 21st, and are $12.00 for adults and $10.00 for youth. For reservations, call our Box Office at 641-792-1230. The box office is staffed weekdays, starting November 21st, from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm and 6:30-8:00 pm, and one hour before each performance.

The Story

In our American culture It’s a Wonderful Life has become almost as familiar as Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. The story is a the saga of George Bailey, the Everyman from the small town of Bedford Falls, whose dreams of escape and adventure have been quashed by family obligation and civic duty, whose guardian angel has to descent on Christmas Eve to save him from despair and to remind him—by showing him what the world would have been like had he never been born—that his has been, after all, a wonderful life. This faithful adaptation has all your favorite characters: George and Mary Hatch, Clarence, Uncle Billy, Violet, and, of course, the Scrooge-like villain, Mr. Potter. This fine dramatization not only celebrates the faith of the season, it also celebrates the American philosophy of life: hard work, fair play and the love and support of one’s family and community will be rewarded.

Who's Who

Cast (in order of appearance)
*** ROLE *** Actor
Clarence Odbody John Dougan
George Bailey Troy Gould
Mr. Gower Larry Daft
Young George Bailey Gabriel Sander
Mother Bailey Karen Quinn
Harry Bailey Mike Myers
Aunt Tilly Debbie LaShomb
Violet Peterson Anna Layton
Uncle Billy Mike McKenna
Bert (Patrolman) Steve Barnett
Ernie (Mail Carrier) Chris Johnson
Mary Hatch-Bailey Julie Laube
Henry F. Potter Conor Fudge
Mrs. Bennett (Mr. Potter's Secretary) Susan Ham
Mr. Potter's Goon James Hanold
Mrs Hatch Linda Dougan
Sharon Hatch Brooklyn Diertz
Sam Wainwright Scott Schaeffer
Mr. Martini Keith Laube
Mrs. Martini Christie Hughes
Virginia Martini Laura Sander
Mr. Welch Mike Myers
Miss Carter Amy McGhghy
Miss Andrews Micaela Sciarrotta
Robert Andrews (Tommy Understudy) Reuben Layton
Mrs Thompson Stephanie Bantell
Susan Thompson Lizzy McGhghy
Janie Bailey Rachel Swersie
Pete Bailey Reed Klingensmith
Tommy Bailey Lance Zaabel
Zuzu Bailey Olivia Worley
Mrs. Hamilton Shari Maach
Joan Hamilton (Zuzu Understudy) Abigail Sander
Miss Baker Hannah Robinson
Betty Baker Carol Sander
Patricia Baker Paige Robinson
Mrs. Gibson Juana McConnell
Elizabeth Gibson Jaleea McConnell
Mrs. Bennett Susan Ham
Martha Bennett Grace Ham
William Bennett (Newspaper Boy/Pete Understudy) Kaleb Bucklin
Charles Harper David Ratliff
Stage Managers Mel Wilson & Mary Thompson
Costumes Sue Beukema & Cast
Sound Chas Beeler
Lights Andy Malsom, Wade Klingensmith & Joe Klingensmith
Makeup and Hair Cindy Healy, Pete Sciarrotta & Pauline Hesson