It’s a Wonderful Life

In our American culture It’s a Wonderful Life has become almost as familiar as Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. The story is a natural for a stage adaptation: 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.

Cast/Characters

George Bailey – Mike Roehl

Clarence Odbody – Bob Margrett

Mr. Gower – Neil Beaton

Young George – Ben Dummer

Harry Bailey – Craig Peaslee

Mother Bailey – Tiana Leigh Krenz

Aunt Tilly – Joyce Hackel

Violet Peterson – Sarah Pittner

Bert – Micheal Bennett

Ernie – Bob Deyo

Uncle Billy – Robert L. Wade

Mary Hatch (late Mary Bailey) – Julie Tyson

Henry J. Potter – Randall Elliot Stache

Mr. Potter’s Assistant – Clark R.Kirst

Mr. Potter’s Secretary – Jessi Wehmeyer

Sam Wainwright – Scott A. Heck

Miss Andrews – Katie Merriman

Mrs. Thompson – Laurie Bonney

Mr. Martini – Steve Flook

Mrs. Martini – Laurie Dummer

Children of the town – Kayla Dummer, Jade Landry, Dena Warmus

Miss Carter – Kat Moungey

Newspaper Boy – Colin Johnson

Pete Bailey – Kyle Rosenwald

Tommy Bailey – Wesley Morales

Zuzu Bailey – Marielle Schuchardt

Mr. Welch – Jay Hilbelink

Janie Bailey – Kayla Pittner

Production Staff

Director: Ralph Maffongelli

Stage Manager: Glenn Schultz

Set Design: Dustin L. Uhl

Costume Design: Nancy Klein, Joyce Nery

Light Design: Douglas Kleinhans

Sound Design: Scott A. Heck

Properties: Jackie Blindauer

Make-Up Design: Melissa Nack

Paint Master: Peter Moody

Lobby Photography: Irish Studios