It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

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. 

Audition Information

Audition Dates
Nov. 1 & 2 | 7 PM

Show Dates
Dec. 9-11 | 7 PM
Dec. 12 | 3 PM

Audition Location
430 McNabb Rd.
Marshfield, MO

Cast & Character Breakdowns

The following breakdown is for five actors (3 men and 2 women). The bold names are those of the radio performers who are performing It’s a Wonderful Life. There will also be a separate individual cast to be the show’s foley artist.

Freddie Filmore
Announcer, Gower, Potter, Billy, Joseph, Peter Bailey, Ernie, Old Man Collins, Ed, Pete, Man (At Martini’s), Nick, Bridge Keeper, Binky, Cop

Jake Laurents
George Bailey (and Young George)

Sally Applewhite
Mary Hatch (and Young Mary)

Lana Sherwood
Violet (and Young Violet), Rose Bailey, Matilda, Ruth, Mrs. Hatch, Mrs. Thompson, Schults, Zuzu, Janie, Sadie Vance

Harry “Jazzbo” Heywood
Harry (and Young Harry), Bert, Clarence Oddbody, Sam Wainwright, Martini, Dr. Campbell, Charlie, Man (at run on bank), Horace the Teller, Mr. Welch, Tommy, Sheriff

Foley Artist