“It’s a Wonderful Life: The Radio Show”


GROSSE POINTE, MI (WXYZ) – An adaptation of the beloved holiday movie, It’s a Wonderful Life by Marty Bufalini – The radio show is the December production of the Grosse Pointe Theater that is sure to bring joy to Holidays and inspiration to audiences of all ages.

The production will take place December 10-19 at the Charles A. Parcells Middle School Auditorium, 20600 Mack Ave., Vernier Rd. In Grosse Pointe Woods, MI and will feature several local radio and television personalities who will serve as announcers. of celebrities during performances. This unique production incorporates vintage music and live sound effects throughout the play, including the sound effects gate once used in the Detroit live radio show of “The Lone Ranger” aired on WXYZ radio. from 1933 to 1954.

It’s a Wonderful Life, considered one of the greatest movies of all time, is the story of Geoge Bailey who spent his life serving others in the small town of Bedford Falls. One Christmas Eve, facing a major crisis, George’s discouragement reaches an all-time high and he feels his life is worthless. It takes Clarence, an angel who works to earn his wings, to show George what an incredible difference his life makes in the lives of others. The theme of this beloved classic still resonates today.

Detroit media serving as celebrity announcers during performances will include Alicia Smith, morning anchor, WXYZ-TV Detroit on Sunday, December 19, at 2 p.m. Following the 2 p.m. morning performances on December 12, 18 and 19, there will be a special behind-the-scenes Talkback session where members of the audience will have the opportunity to ask questions regarding the production, recreation of the sound effects. old radio, which inspired this adaptation, and more.

Tickets are $ 30 and can be purchased at gpt.org/wonderful or by calling the box office at 313-881-4004.


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