Joe Landry’s


Directed by Rod Oden

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.


Production Staff

Directed by

Rod Oden

Stage Manager

Raquel Oden

Costume Designer

Beth Bentley

Assistant Stage Manager

Colleen Welday


"One of the best holiday shows around. This is a fresh and inventive way of reconnecting with a classic story of love and redemption." - Mary Houlihan, Chicago Sun-Times

"I have seen the radio show performed many times and this was the best one I have ever seen... they often leave out the petal scene. You have found the true magic from this story..." - Karolyn Grimes a.k.a. Zuzu

"A fresh theatrical context that creates just the right kind of retro warmth. If you cry every time you see the movie, you'll be blubbering away right on cue...Guaranteed." - Chris Jones, The Chicago Tribune

"Frank Capra's It's a Wonderful Life is a classic that'll never to be surpassed by any remake. But what this play has to sacrifice, it makes up for with its original twist, its clever use of props, entertaining voices and a love story that you want to witness over and over again." - Teresa Errico, Fairfield County Weekly (Connecticut)

"A well-loved tale told with style, charm and a heart so big it could burst the ribcage of the harshest Grinch." - Kerry Reid, The Chicago Tribune