Artwork: It’s a Wonderful Christmas by Paul Landry
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MTC's Award-Winning Production


December 9-18, 2016  

Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 4pm & 8pm, Sundays at 2pm
509 Westport Avenue (Route 1) in Norwalk
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MTC MainStage presents
Adapted for the Stage by Joe Landry  
from the Screenplay by  Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Frank Capra and Jo Swerling
Lighting Design by Michael Blagys
Set Design by Jordan Janota
Costume Design by Diane Vanderkroef
Directed by Kevin Connors


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The holiday classic brought to life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. A perfect holiday treat for the entire family! 

Hailed as “magical” by The Boston Globe and “ fresh and inventive” by the Chicago Sun-Times, It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play transposes the cinematic classic (and holiday television tradition) to the theater by staging the story as if it was a live radio broadcast in front of a studio audience. Five actors perform the voices of dozens of characters while creating foley sound effects. As in the movie, everyman George Bailey must learn that “no man is a failure who has friends” (and a little divine intervention), when he must face off against local robber baron (and all around curmudgeon) Henry F. Potter. It’s “a surefire reminder of what this season is all about” (Edge Magazine)

Production Photos

Who's Who

ELISSA DEMARIA (Lana Sherwood: Violet Bick & Others) is thrilled to be back at MTC for their 30th anniversary holiday season after being seen previously in Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey, CT Critics Circle Nomination for Best Actress) and Next to Normal (Natalie). Credits include Shout! (Red Girl), The Marvelous Wonderettes (Swing, PCLO), Seussical (Gertrude, STONC) among many more! BFA Point Park University. Many thanks to Kevin and the whole MTC family. For Mom, who has made every Christmas special by teaching us that the greatest gift of all is love.

ELIZABETH DONNELLY (Sally Applewhite: Mary Hatch & Others) is delighted to be making her MTC debut! Regional acting credits include productions at Papermill Playhouse, Hartford Stage, Vineyard Playhouse, Ivoryton Playhouse, Stoneham Theatre, Seven Angels Theatre and WAM. NYC credits include new works at The Brick, The Workshop Theatre, and the Frigid Festival. Founding member of Fifth Letter Productions. Love to Eric and Nathaniel.

JON-MICHAEL MILLER (Jake Laurents: George Bailey) Jon-Michael’s regional credits include shows at Asolo Repertory Theatre and Hangar Theatre.  New York credits include shows at WorkShop Theatre Company, Phoenix Theatre Ensemble, among others. Television credits include MTV’s One Bad Choice, and ABC’s Forever. He recently acted in a web series titled The Real Stephen Blatt alongside director/writer/actor Justin Long. He started out his acting journey as a student of Music Theatre of Connecticut in fourth grade, and proud to be back!


JIM SCHILLING (Harry “Jazzbo” Heywood: Clarence & Others) Acting credits include John Guare’s A Day for Surprises, Upper Broadway (Westport Country Playhouse), Hamlet (with Tony Roberts), South Pacific (with Jamie Farr) The Fantasicks (Rich Forum) and on MTC’s MainStage in Jacques Brel is Alive and Well..., Three Guys Naked from the Waist Down, Yours, Anne, It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, Doubt, Almost, Maine, God of Carnage, The Fantasticks, A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play and last season’s Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Film credits include Bullets Over Broadway, Cadillac Man, Soapdish and as Sean Penn’s double in Dead Man Walking. Jim is a proud member of Actors Equity Association since 1980. Member AEA, SAG, AFTRA.


ALLAN ZELLER (Freddie Filmore: Henry F. Potter & Others) has just come off his highly successful show Delightful Differences: An Evening of One-Act Plays at Lyric Hall Theatre in New Haven CT where he and his wife, Kimberly Squires, play eighteen different characters in nine one-act plays. Other credits include Short and Sweet at MTC, Beau Jest at The Schoolhouse Theatre in NY, the West Coast premiere of Dearly Departed at CitiArts Theatre and many more. Allan is very pleased to be a part of the MTC team.

It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play is presented by arrangement with Playscripts, Inc.