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Furlan Auditorium Production


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 descend 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.

(In Alphabetical Order)

Mr. Gower – Scott Allen

First Violet – Taylor Anthonsen

Pete Bailey, Young George – Sam Bauer

Mrs. Martini – Breanne Brennan

Aunt Tilly – Heather Clayton

Miss Carter – Joan End

Clarence Oddbody – Charles Hanel

Uncle Billy – Joaquin Hernandez

Mrs. Hatch – Mary Krauss

Potter’s Secretary, Second Violet – Melanie Loftus

Potter’s Goon – Michael Lonergan

Mr. Potter – Eamonn O’Neill

Mrs. Bailey – Annette Olson

Mary Hatch/Bailey – Kara Roeming

Janie Bailey – Caroline Seymour

Zuzu Bailey – Margaret Slavinsky

Tommy Bailey, Newsboy – Rylan Smolik

George Bailey – Ryan Spiering

Ernie – Nick Stolz

Bert, Sam’s Voice – Paul Weir

Mr. Welch – TBA

Harry Bailey – TBA

Mr. Martini – TBA


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Director – Howard Bashinski

Set Designer/Technical Director – J. Michael Desper

Costume, Hair & Wig Designer – Kathy Smith

Lighting Designer – Marty Wallner

Properties Mistress – Kris Kingstad

Stage Managers – Donna Redmer & Mariah Schmidt

Sound Designer – Jan Pritzl


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