It's A Wonderful Life, a Live Radio Play
by Hill Country Arts Foundation (HCAF)

Sep. 07 (2019)

This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve.


Call 830-367-5121 during August to check out a script to read before auditions.

It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play Auditions
by Joe Landry
Directed by Laura Tomerlin


Performances November 22-December 8, Friday & Saturday nights, Sunday matinees Dec. 1 & 8

GENRE: Holiday drama
LENGTH: Full-length, 75-90 minutes
CAST: 2 females, 3 males (1-25 actors possible)
SET: Should suggest 1940s radio station- period microphones, sound effects, table/station, applause sign.

Cast of Characters:
FREDDIE FILMORE (also called ANNOUNCER), the actor playing Joseph and others
JAKE LAURENTS, the actor playing George
SALLY APPLEWHITE, the actress playing Mary
LANA SHERWOOD, the actress playing Violet and others
HARRY “JAZZBO” HEYWOOD, the actor playing Clarence and others
MARY HATCH, George’s girl
ROSE BAILEY, George’s mother
HARRY BAILEY, George’s kid brother
OLD MAN GOWER, a druggist
BERT, a cop
VIOLET BICK, a small-town siren
HENRY F. POTTER, the richest and meanest man in all the county
BILLY BAILEY, George’s uncle
PETE, George’s son
ZUZU, George’s daughter
CLARENCE, George’s guardian angel
JOSEPH, the superintendent of angels
YOUNG GEORGE, George as a child
YOUNG HARRY, Harry as a child
YOUNG VIOLET, Violet as a child
YOUNG MARY, Mary as a child
GEORGE BAILEY, a typical American dreamer