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Posts Tagged ‘It’s A Wonderful Life 2013’

Family front and center in Wheaton Drama’s ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’

Friday, December 13th, 2013

Two generations of the Ogren family take on various duties in this 1940s-style radio show adaptation, running Dec. 12—15 at Playhouse 111 in Wheaton. (more…)

Veteran actor reprises George Bailey role at Wheaton Drama

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

The annual holiday fundraiser is once again a 1940s-style radio play version of “It’s a Wonderful Life,” and Geoffrey Maher returns as the big-hearted everyman.

Geoffrey Maher as George Bailey and Gwen Royle as ZuZu Bailey

Geoffrey Maher as George Bailey and Gwen Royle as ZuZu Bailey

In what is rapidly becoming a Yuletide tradition, Wheaton Drama is again mounting a radio play version of “It’s a Wonderful Life.”
Featured as George Bailey for the second year in a row is seasoned actor Geoffrey Maher of Arlington Heights, who took time out to discuss his part in the production: (more…)

Auditions: It’s a Wonderful Life

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

Director Sean Ogren will conduct auditions for Wheaton Drama’s “It’s a Wonderful Life” Radio Show,
Tony Palermo’s adaptation of the classic Frank Capra film.
Auditions will be at Playhouse 111 one night only: Sunday, Sept. 22, starting at 7 p.m., and will consist of
cold readings from the script. Please bring a headshot and resume, and be prepared to read multiple
parts. Sound FX techs, children, and jingle singers have been pre-cast. All other parts are open; most
actors will play multiple roles.

Rehearsals will be held Dec. 8–11, with evening performances Dec. 12–14, and a matinee Sunday, Dec. 15. Important: Contingent on ticket demand, a Saturday matinee could be added. Actors should assume there will also be a performance that afternoon.

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2013-2014 Season Shows, Directors Announced

Monday, April 1st, 2013

Wheaton Drama announces upcoming shows and directors!

Romeo & Juliet (2013 Summer Studio Show). Performances June 28-30, July 5-7. Directed by Jeni Dees. Tickets: $10 General Admission.

Broadway Gems: Musicals You Might Have Missed musical cabaret (2013 Summer Fundraiser). Performances: August 9-11. Directed by Lisa Schmela. $10 General Admission

Lend Me A Tenor by Ken Ludwig. Performances: September 13 – October 6. Auditions: July 28-29. Directed by Jim Liesz. $13 Thursdays/$16 Fridays-Sundays.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat by Webber/Rice. Performances: November 8 – December 8. Auditions: September 15-16. Directed by Anthony Berg. $18 Thursday/$21 Fridays-Sundays.

It’s A Wonderful Life – Radio Play (2013 Winter Fundraiser). Performances: December 12-15. Directed by Sean Ogren. $10 General Admission.

And Then There Were None (aka Ten Little Indians) by Agatha Christie. Performances: January 24 – February 16, 2014. Auditions: November 10-11. Directed by Randall W. Knott. $13 Thursdays/$16 Fridays-Sundays.

Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling. Performances: March 21 – April 13, 2014. Auditions: January 26-27. Directed by Lisa Dawn Foertsch. $13 Thursdays/$16 Fridays-Sundays.

The Music Man by Meredith Wilson. Performances: May 23 – June 15, 2014. Auditions: March 23-24. Directed by Craig Gustafson. $18 Thursdays/$21 Fridays-Sundays.

Unless otherwise noted, performances are at 8pm Thursdays-Saturdays and 3pm Sundays. Tickets available at this website.

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