‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ arrives just in time for the holidays

Carriage House Players is pleased to announce the show dates for their upcoming production of It’s a Wonderful Life, a play adapted for the stage by James W. Rodgers and based on the film by Frank Capra.

“CHP’s staging of this beloved story promises to deliver the classic tale with the flair of our own hometown talent that this community has come to expect from our productions,” said Krysa Spears, the play’s director.

Steven Miller, as George Bailey, contemplates his significance in life as his guardian angel, Clarence Odbody, portrayed by Craig Carodine, stands by.

Steven Miller, as George Bailey, contemplates his significance in life as his guardian angel, Clarence Odbody, portrayed by Craig Carodine, stands by.

“This particular adaptation is very true to the Capra film. Our goal is to present our own interpretation, while still preserving the integrity of the story.”

Rounding out the production team are Sonia Bradford as assistant director and Ben Spears as technical director.

The cast includes several newcomers to CHP, including Steven Miller, who plays the lead role of George Bailey, Rickey Morgan as Ernie, Hayley Evans as Bank Examiner Carter, Sherrie Noles playing Mrs. Thompson, Dowell Burnett in the role of Mr. Welch, Kevin Carodine as the newsboy and Alana Bryant playing Zuzu Bailey. 

Returning to the CHP stage are Craig Carodine (Clarence Odbody), Laura Spears (Mary Hatch Bailey), Steve George (Mr. Potter), Angie Beyer (Ma Bailey), Nancy West (Aunt Tilly), David Grant (Uncle Billy), Tina Beddingfield (Violet Peterson), Ben Spears (Harry Bailey), Allen Booth (Mr. Gower), Brenda Wilkes (Mrs. Hatch & Mrs. Martini), Jennifer Bradford (Miss Andrews), Lonnie Ables (Bert), Will Clark (Young George & Sam Wainwright), Carla Kelley (Mr. Potter’s secretary), Trey Kimbrough (Peter Bailey), Andrew Dixon (Tommy Bailey) and Sara Clark (Janie Bailey).

Performances will be at 7 p.m. on Nov. 7, 8, 9, 14, 15 and 16 at the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Museum Theatre. There will also be a 2 p.m. matinee on Nov. 9 in conjunction with Host of Christmas Past. Ticket prices are $12 for adults and $8 for students and can be purchased at CHP ticket outlets: Bagley & Bagley Insurance, The Book Inn, Carter’s Drug Store, The Flower House, Regions Bank (Park City Branch) & Sissy’s Antiques. Tickets may also be reserved by calling the CHP Hotline at 931-433-1300. For more information, email carriagehouseplayers@gmail.com.

It’s a Wonderful Life will be produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Illinois.

Posted on Monday, October 7, 2013 at 4:01 pm