Next Act Broadcasts ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’
Like many films that came out in the era prior to television, It's a Wonderful Life was adapted into a full-length, full-cast radio play. This month, Next Act Theatre stages its own retro radio adaptation of the classic tale. The live stage performance features actors in character pretending to be radio actors playing the parts of George Bailey and company in a vintage radio broadcast. David Cecsarini directs this Next Act original production. The cast includes great local actors, including Bo Johnson, Mary MacDonald Kerr and Norman Moses, among others.
It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Show! runs Nov. 15-Dec. 9 at Next Act Theatre, 255 S. Water St. For ticket reservations, call 414-278-0765.
- Marquette University Theatre opens its production of the touching drama The Women of Lockerbie this week at the Helfaer Theatre. The story of one woman's quest to find the remains of her son, a victim of a terrorist attack, runs Nov. 8-18. For ticket reservations, call 414-288-7504.
- Skylight Music Theatre brings a really good directorial team together this holiday season, as Molly Rhode and Jamie Johns present The Sound of Music. The production features Elizabeth Telford and Bill Theisen, among others, along with an alternating cast of children. The Sound of Music runs Nov. 16-Dec. 31. For ticket reservations, call 414-291-7800.