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 Based on the beloved 1946 film, this musical faithfully follows George Bailey’s life from his childhood dreams to his midlife disappointments and beyond, as we all take a journey to discover whether his life has mattered at all. Cinematically scored and theatrically staged, this adaptation breathes musical life into a familiar story, while retaining the warmth, humor, and pathos of the original. A new holiday classic for devotees and newcomers alike.

 

SHOW SYNOPSIS:

 

As a child, George risked his own life to save his brother from drowning. As he grew older, his countless small deeds mattered very much in the lives of the Bedford Falls townspeople. George prepares to leave town and go to college to fulfill his dream of building skyscrapers. However, when his father, the president of the small Bailey Building and Loan Company, dies, George postpones his dreams, manages the family company, and finds happiness in his marriage to Mary Hatch. When Uncle Billy accidentally misplaces company funds, George faces financial ruin and almost certain imprisonment. Seeing no way out, he runs to the bridge over the river, prepared to plunge to his death. Enter Clarence, George's lovable, bumbling guardian angel, who has come to Bedford Falls to prove to George that his life is worth living and to earn wings for himself. He grants George one wish: to see what the world would be like if he had never been born. Suddenly Bedford Falls is a very unpleasant place: the bustling small town main street is lined with pool halls and saloons; none of his friends or family recognize him, not even his beloved wife, Mary, who, in this world without him, is a prim spinster. Pursued by police, George returns to the bridge and begs to have his life back. Clarence grants it and George runs home to find his children, his wife, and a town that rallies to support him. Finally, George comes to realize…it truly is a wonderful life.

CHARACTERS:

 

CLARENCE - An Angel

 

GEORGE BAILEY - Our hero

 

MR. GOWER  - The pharmacist

 

MR. MARTINI - Immigrant from Italy

 

MRS. MARTINI - His wife

 

HARRY BAILEY - George’s brother

 

VIOLET BICK - George’s friend

 

MOTHER BAILEY - George’s mother

 

UNCLE BILLY - George’s uncle

 

COUSIN TILLY - Billy’s cousin

 

HENRY POTTER - The richest and meanest man in town

 

POP BAILEY - George’s father

 

SAM WAINWRIGHT - George’s friend

 

MARY (HATCH) BAILEY - George’s wife

 

PETE BAILEY - Male - 9

 

JANIE BAILEY - Female - 8

 

TOMMY BAILEY - Male - 5

 

ZUZU BAILEY - Female - 6

 

ENSEMBLE - Bedford Falls Townspeople

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