The Frank Capra holiday classic, It’s a Wonderful Life is coming to the Cotuit Center for the Arts on Cape Cod. But in this version, you're the ‘live studio audience’ attending a radio play based on the popular Christmas movie.
Sound effects and a special musical score for this live radio play
For those who grew up in radio’s heyday, this will be a trip down memory lane. Those who were born after TV and computers took over will enjoy watching how sound effects are created and experiencing the golden age of radio.
There’s even more fun as five local businesses have created radio commercials as part of the show. And local Cape Cod composer Dave Thibodeau adds some original pieces to the 40s music of the play.
All age cast in It’s a Wonderful Life on Cape Cod
The cast of It’s a Wonderful Life, 15 people in all, are the voices of twenty-five characters. Even the children take on multiple roles. All but the children will be on stage for the entire show, sometimes in front of the 40s era microphones, sometimes in the ‘green room’ area.
Cotuit Center for the Arts gets help from local Cape Cod radio experts
Steve Oney, well known to Cape Cod Radio Mystery Theater fans, is lending a hand on the technical side. Dan Tritle, host of WCAI’s Morning Edition, will be on stage as the announcer, in addition to lending Director Carol McManus a hand with getting the sound right.
Enjoy this step back in time at the Cotuit Center for the Arts’ It’s a Wonderful Life which opens the day after Thanksgiving. What a way to kick off the holiday season.
It’s a Wonderful Life: A live Radio Play
November 26 – December 12, 2010
Thursday, Friday, Saturday 8 pm Sunday 2 pm
Meet the cast after every Sunday Matinee performance