‘Merry Christmas, George Bailey’ radiates warmth

Wed, 11/30/2022 - 12:15pm

Story Location:
81 Academy Hill Road
Newcastle, ME 04553
United States

    Heartwood Theater presents the 1940’s Lux Radio Theater Show adapted from Frank Capra’s movie, “It’s a Wonderful Life!” One weekend only, Dec. 2 and 3.

    Imbued with warmth, humor and nostalgia, this beloved story exudes "community” - the realization that each person’s life is inextricably intertwined with countless others. The ripple effect is incalculable; lives are changed and history is made, as we move about our daily lives. 

    A throw-back to days before television, when families sat around the radio tuned in for news and entertainment, live-radio-theater style theater is just plain fun!  In a warm, holiday stage setting, this story of hope and renewal unfolds with a full array of on-stage sound effects, fun musical commercial breaks for local business sponsors, holiday vocal solos … and a bit of audience participation.

    The cast:  Rebecca, Anna and Laura Tomasello, Sophia Scott, Nanette Fraser, Lilah Braley, Jason Laptewicz,  Teralyn Reiter, Honora Boothby, Mary Boothby, Carole Florman, Mitchell Wellman, Ronn Capps, Ryan Kohnert, Joe Levesque, Mariana Janik, Benno Hennig, Nick Miaoulis, Joe Lugosch, Mitchell Straus, Joseph Cote and Harrison Pierpan.

    Reservations strongly recommended for three performances in the Poe Theater (81 Academy Hill Road, Newcastle) at Lincoln Academy: Friday, Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 3 at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 for students and $15 for adults. Call 563-1373 or info@heartwoodtheater.org for reservations! Full details available at www.heartwoodtheater.org.   

    Sponsored by The Lincoln Home, along with Season Sponsors Bath Savings Institution and Chesterfield Associates, Inc.  Student ticket pricing sponsored by First National Wealth Management and Peapod Jewelry.