Baltimore Center Stage: It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
November 18–December 21
  • Adapted by Joe Landry
  • Directed by Nelson T. Eusebio III

Revisit Bedford Falls, fall in love again with George and Mary, and discover the magic of an angel named Clarence. It’s Christmas Eve in 1947, and inside a radio studio a live broadcast brings to life Frank Capra’s timeless film in all of its feel-good glory. Be a part of the live studio audience, and join the cast and crew as they take you on a journey through the most important evening in one man’s life. It’s the perfect holiday outing for the entire family and, who knows, an angel might even get his wings.


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*Member of Actors’ Equity Association

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This whole show is perfectly magical.— BroadwayWorld
It has everything an audience wants in a holiday play: kid-friendliness, humor, pathos, a few tugs at the heartstrings and the tear glands, and some seasonal references. Add the customary polished Center Stage staging, and what could be wrong?— BroadwayWorld
Endearing… rewarding... quite fresh.— The Baltimore Sun
Center Stage's disarming production gives the material a stylish airing.— The Baltimore Sun
Capra's believe-in-yourself-and-think-of-your-neighbors message still retains its power, particularly at holiday time.— The Baltimore Sun
For this holiday season, Center Stage has given Baltimore a heartwarming and delightful gift that will captivate theatergoers of all ages.— MD Theatre Guide
A fantastic family rendering of Frank Capra’s beloved holiday classic film.— DC Metro Theater Arts
A delightfully poignant stage adaptation.— DC Metro Theater Arts
An endearing, evocative exhibition that hearkens back to the golden age of radio when families gathered together for inspirational broadcasts and wholesome entertainment, splendidly recreating the much-loved celebration of goodwill, community, and cheer in the face of hardship.— DC Metro Theater Arts
In the News
MD Theatre Guide—‘A Quick 5 with Pun Bandhu'
The Baltimore Sun—Back to Bedford Falls at Center Stage in charming ‘Wonderful Life’ radio play
BroadwayWorld—It’s a Wonderful It’s a Wonderful Life at Center Stage
BroadwayWorld—Cast, Creatives Announced for Center Stage's IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE
The Baltimore Sun—Colorful productions ahead for the holidays