Its A Wonderful Life

10.25.11 | Darcie Schwarz


iawl-george-mareFamily Life will present the musical, It’s a Wonderful Life in November and December. This popular show is the heartwarming story of George Baily—an earnest do-gooder who gives his life for the sake of others and his town, Bedford Falls. And yes, the musical is based on the classic 1946 film - a movie known and loved by many!

The first scene opens on Christmas Eve as George Baily, who has long considered himself a failure, faces financial ruin and thoughts of suicide. High above Bedford Falls, two heavenly voices discuss Bailey's dilemma and decide to send down the endearing angel-in-training, Clarence, to help George with his life-mess. 

Along the way, George married his childhood sweetheart, Mary, who sticks by him through thick and thin. But even his love for his family falls short when George is faced with a business disaster. Likely headed for prison, George bitterly declares that he wishes he had never been born, and Clarence, hoping to teach George a lesson, shows him how different life would be if that were true. George is made to realize how many lives he has touched, which despite his many sufferings, awakens him to a truly wonderful life.

The shows will be performed in four locations (in dinner theater format) and include a delicious buffet style meal. 

For tickets and venue information click here.