It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

Critics

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Reviews: 3

Audience

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Reviews: 0

The holiday classic we all know and love takes the beloved George Bailey on journey to renew his spirit and restore his faith in mankind on one fateful Christmas Eve. Join George and all of the residents of the quintessential small town of Bedford Falls as presented by five amazing actors, one foley artist, and live commercial breaks, in a live radio broadcast of this timeless masterpiece.

Reviews

Watson has stripped the story down, though, from a two-hour-plus film to an eighty-minute play, and some of the material's resonance is lost. Also, the gimmick of “radio actors” doing the show, each one with their own 1940s persona, is quickly abandoned, which makes one wonder why it was necessary in the first place.

sour - Terry Morgan - Stage Raw - ...read full review


Spend an afternoon or evening going back in time and enjoying the feel-good holiday spirit, the play runs through December 23.

sweet - Carol Edger Germain - Colorado Boulevard - ...read full review


Watson's show sparkles with a gusto that bridges the timelessness of the famous 1946 Frank Capra film to the live radio drama unfolding on the Pasadena Playhouse stage – along with the surprising comedic moments that endear. It is A Wonderful Life, indeed!

sweet - E.M. Fredric - The Hollywood Times - ...read full review


Watson has stripped the story down, though, from a two-hour-plus film to an eighty-minute play, and some of the material's resonance is lost. Also, the gimmick of “radio actors” doing the show, each one with their own 1940s persona, is quickly abandoned, which makes one wonder why it was necessary in the first place.

sour - Terry Morgan - Stage Raw - ...read full review


Spend an afternoon or evening going back in time and enjoying the feel-good holiday spirit, the play runs through December 23.

sweet - Carol Edger Germain - Colorado Boulevard - ...read full review


Watson's show sparkles with a gusto that bridges the timelessness of the famous 1946 Frank Capra film to the live radio drama unfolding on the Pasadena Playhouse stage – along with the surprising comedic moments that endear. It is A Wonderful Life, indeed!

sweet - E.M. Fredric - The Hollywood Times - ...read full review