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Capital Stage presents ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ — radio style

By From page B5 | December 12, 2012

Inspired by the classic American film of the same title, “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” is performed as a 1940s live radio broadcast in front of a studio audience. Five actors perform the dozens of characters and create a wide range of the radio play’s sound effects.

Don’t miss this fun take on a holiday classic coming to Capital Stage in Sacramento, Dec. 18-24.

Imagine it is Christmas Eve 1946 in Studio A at WBFR in Manhattan, New York. The actors arrive for a special live radio performance of “It’s a Wonderful Life.” You’ll hear all your favorites including George Bailey, Mary, Clarence Oddbody, Mr Potter, Uncle Billy, even Zuzu and all the other wonderful characters that make up Bedford Falls. Capital Stage Producing Artistic Director Jonathan Rhys Williams stars as George Bailey and Artistic Director Stephanie Gularte directs this holiday treat for the entire family.

There are only eight performances for “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” at Capital Stage, 2215 J St. in Sacramento, beginning at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 18, and continuing as follows: 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 19; 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 20; 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 21; 2 and 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 22; 2 and 6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 23;and two special Christmas Eve performances at 2 and 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 24.

Regular ticket prices range from $22 to $32, with senior and student tickets at $20 to $30 and youth 12 and younger at $20. Group rates are available for groups of 12 or more. Tickets are currently available at the Capital Stage box office. Call (916) 995-5464 or visit capstage.org.

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