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It's a Wonderful Life

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Holiday Musical  Musical Adaptation
A heartwarming holiday musical for the whole family

IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE

A New Musical Adaptation by Peter Jorgensen
Arrangements and Orchestrations by Nico Rhodes
Based on the Frank Capra film and the original story by Philip Van Doren Stern
With the support of Patrick Street Productions
Directed by Peter Jorgensen

December 6 - 31, 2018 • MainStage
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It’s a Wonderful Life, set to soaring songs from the '20s, '30s, and '40s, is a timeless holiday classic. With a little help from his guardian angel, George Bailey is brought back from despair on Christmas Eve to see how he has truly touched all the people in his life.

Travel with us to Bedford Falls for a joyous journey that will have you checking for Zuzu’s petals in your own pockets and make you believe that every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings. This heartwarming holiday story is one you’ll want to share with family and loved ones.

"If you like old-fashioned charm, the kind that makes you feel all warm and runny inside, this one's for you." - Hamilton Spectator

Audience considerations: Recommended age: 9+
Run time: Approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes, including intermission

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SHOW TIMES & SPECIAL EVENTS

PR = Preview  OP = Opening Night TM = Tea Matinee
AP = Afterplay TBT = Talkback Thursday   

All special events are free with ticket, unless otherwise noted. Learn more about our Special Events!
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   VocalEye Described Performances: Dec. 19, 8pm & Dec. 23, 2pm.
These performances will be described live for patrons who are blind and partially sighted. The description will not be audible to the general audience. We offer free companion tickets - must be of equal (or less value) as the purchased ticket. To reserve seats and description equipment, please call our Box Office at 604-270-1812. 


ARTISTIC TEAM
GREG ARMSTRONG-MORRIS* as Clarence Director PETER JORGENSEN*
DAVE CAMPBELL as Gower/Dr. Campbell/Toll-House Keeper Associate Director KAYLA DUNBAR
MICHELLE COLLIER as Ma Bailey/Mrs. Thompson Music Director ANGUS KELLETT
NATHAN COTTELL as Marty/Bert/Nick Lighting Design CRAIG ALFREDSON
CAMERON DUNSTER as Ernie/Goon/Angel Set Design BRIAN BALL
NICK FONTAINE* as George Bailey Sound Design BRADLEY DANYLUK
KENZIE FRASER as young Mary/Zuzu Costume Design CHRISTOPHER DAVID GAUTHIER
IMELDA GABORNO as Violet/Angel Properties Design CHRIS HALL
JIM HIBBARD* as Uncle Billy Assistant Costume Designer JULIANNA FRANCHINI
VANESSA MERENDA as Ruth/Mrs. Martini/Carter/Angel Technical Director THEODORE SHERMAN
ERIN PALM as Mary Hatch Apprentice Technical Director EVAN REN
NICK PRESTON as Harry Bailey/Reineman Production Manager JOSEF CHUNG
BRAEDEN SAUCY as Sam/Martini/Eustace/Angel Production Assistant MADELAINE WALKER
ALEXANDER SHEPPARD-REID as Young George/Pete Bailey Apprentice Production Assistant KATE CHUBBS
JOVANNI SY* as Peter Bailey/Potter/Sheriff Stage Manager YVONNE YIP*
  Assistant Stage Manager MICHELLE HARRISON*
  Apprentice Stage Manager DUSTON BARANOW-WATTS
  Apprentice Stage Manager ASHLEY VUCKO

The participation of this Artist is arranged by permission of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association under the provisions of the Dance•Opera•Theatre Policy

ORCHESTRA
DERRY BYRNE Trumpet
GREGORY FARRUGIA Trombone
MARK HANEY Bass
SARAH HO Violin
GRAHAM HOWELL Reeds
LAINE LONGTON  Cello
ALICIA MURRAY  Percussion
TAWNYA POPOFF Viola
CHRIS STARTUP Reeds

The musicians engaged in this production are members of the Vancouver Musicians' Association (VMA) Local 145 of the Canadian Federation of Musicians. 

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2018/2019 SEASON
 

Sep 27 - Oct 6, 2018
LES BELLES-SOEURS

Nov 8 - 17, 2018
EMPIRE OF THE SON

Dec 6 - 31, 2018
IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE

Feb 7 - 16, 2019
YOGA PLAY

March 14 - 23, 2019
GROSS MISCONDUCT

April 4 - 13, 2019
GLORY

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