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It's a Wonderful Life

December 2, 2016 - December 11, 2016
2016-2017 Season

Adapted for the stage by James W. Rodgers. Based on the film by Frank Capra.

In our American culture It's a Wonderful Life has become almost as familiar as Dickens' A Christmas Carol.

The story is a natural for a stage adaptation: the saga of George Bailey, the Everyman from the small town of Bedford Falls, whose dreams of escape and adventure have been quashed by family obligation and civic duty, whose guardian angel has to descent on Christmas Eve to save him from despair and to remind him—by showing him what the world would have been like had he never been born—that his has been, after all, a wonderful life.

This faithful adaptation has all your favorite characters: George and Mary Hatch, Clarence, Uncle Billy, Violet, and, of course, the Scrooge-like villain, Mr. Potter. This fine dramatization not only celebrates the faith of the season, it also celebrates the American philosophy of life: hard work, fair play and the love and support of one's family and community will be rewarded.

Rated: G-Family

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EGuide Magazine Reviews "It's A Wonderful Life"

Reviewer John Baggett writes,  "I’ve been reviewing the shows at Tyler Civic Theatre since January, and while I’ve enjoyed them all, this one is absolutely one of the best shows I’ve seen this year. I urge you to see this show. It’s a truly great show and is a great way to get you in the Christmas spirit."

Tyler Civic Theater Brings ‘A Wonderful Life’ To Holiday Stage

Click this article title for to read the article by LURAE STOKES, Special Correspondent. 

[Photo by Sarah Miller]

Cast Announced for It's a Wonderful Life

We are excited to announce the cast for It's A Wonderful Life!

Performance Dates
Fri, Dec 2 at 7:30 PM
Sat, Dec 3 at 7:30 PM
Sun, Dec 4 at 2:30 PM
Thu, Dec 8 at 7:30 PM
Fri, Dec 9 at 7:30 PM
Sat, Dec 10 at 7:30 PM
Sun, Dec 11 at 2:30 PM