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It's a Wonderful Life

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Holiday Musical  Musical Adaptation
A heartwarming holiday musical for the whole family

IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE

A New Musical Adaptation by Peter Jorgensen
Arrangements and Orchestrations by Nico Rhodes
Based on the Frank Capra film and the original story by Philip Van Doren Stern
With the support of Patrick Street Productions
Directed by Peter Jorgensen

December 6 - 31, 2018 • MainStage
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It’s a Wonderful Life, set to soaring songs from the '20s, '30s, and '40s, is a timeless holiday classic. With a little help from his guardian angel, George Bailey, is brought back from despair on Christmas Eve to see how he has truly touched all the people in his life.

Travel with us to Bedford Falls for a joyous journey that will have you checking for Zuzu’s petals in your own pockets and make you believe that every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings. This heartwarming holiday story is one you’ll want to share with family and loved ones.

"If you like old-fashioned charm, the kind that makes you feel all warm and runny inside, this one's for you." - Hamilton Spectator

Audience considerations: Recommended age: 9+

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SHOW TIMES & SPECIAL EVENTS

PR = Preview  OP = Opening Night TM = Tea Matinee
AP = Afterplay TBT = Talkback Thursday   

All special events are free with ticket, unless otherwise noted. Learn more about our Special Events!
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   VocalEye Described Performances: Dec. 19, 8pm & Dec. 23, 2pm.
These performances will be described live for patrons who are blind and partially sighted. The description will not be audible to the general audience. We offer free companion tickets - must be of equal (or less value) as the purchased ticket. To reserve seats and description equipment, please call our Box Office at 604-270-1812. 


ARTISTIC TEAM
NICK FONTAINE as George Bailey Director PETER JORGENSEN
GREG ARMSTRONG-MORRIS as Clarence Associate Director KAYLA DUNBAR
ERIN ABERLE-PALM as Mary Music Director ANGUS KELLETT
NICK PRESTON as Harry Bailey Set Design BRIAN BALL
JIM HIBBARD as Uncle Billy Properties Design CHRIS HALL
MICHELLE COLLIER as Ma Bailey Costume Design CHRISTOPHER DAVID GAUTHIER
JOVANNI SY as Potter  Assistant Costume Designer JULIANNA FRANCHINI
IMELDA GABORNO as Violet Lighting Design CRAIG ALFREDSON
DAVE CAMPBELL as Gower Sound Design BRADLEY DANYLUK
BRAEDEN SAUCY as Sam/Martini Technical Director THEODORE SHERMAN
CAMERON DUNSTER as Ernie/Goon Stage Manager YVONNE YIP
NATHAN COTTELL as Marty/Bert/Carter/Nick Assistant Stage Manager MICHELLE HARRISON
KENZIE FRASER as Zuzu  
ALEXANDER SHEPPARD-REID as Pete/Young George  
VANESSA MERENDA as Ruth/Ensemble  
ORCHESTRA
DERRY BYRNE Trumpet
GREG FARRUGIA Trombone
MARK HANEY Bass
SARAH HO Violin
GRAHAM HOWELL Reeds
LAINE LONGTON  Cello
ALICIA MURRAY  Percussion
TAWNYA POPOFF Viola
CHRIS STARTUP Reeds

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2018/2019 SEASON
 

Sep 27 - Oct 6, 2018
LES BELLES-SOEURS

Nov 8 - 17, 2018
EMPIRE OF THE SON

Dec 6 - 31, 2018
IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE

Feb 7 - 16, 2019
YOGA PLAY

March 14 - 23, 2019
GROSS MISCONDUCT

April 4 - 13, 2019
GLORY

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