IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE – THE MUSICAL

book and lyrics by Keith Ferguson, music by Bruce Greer, from the screenplay by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Frank Capra, and Jo Swerling
Based on the beloved 1946 film, this musical faithfully follows George Bailey's life from his childhood dreams to his midlife disappointments and beyond, as we all take a journey to discover whether his life has mattered at all. Cinematically scored and theatrically staged, this adaptation breathes musical life into a familiar story, while retaining the warmth, humor, and pathos of the original. A new holiday classic for devotees and newcomers alike.
  • Genre: Musical
  • Running Time: 135 - 150 minutes
  • Cast: 17 f, 23 m, 2 either (30-50 actors possible: 8-27 f, 14-33 m)
Reviews

Ruby Nancy, Quad-City Times (Indiana)


"The score, by Keith Ferguson and Bruce Greer, is slick and often memorable. The musical numbers and Mr. Greer's lush orchestrations are consistently impressive."
--Tom Sime, The Dallas Morning News

"The 'Best Holiday Show' award goes to Quad City Music Guild's inspiring It's a Wonderful Life!"
--Ruby Nancy, Quad-City Times (Indiana)

"Audiences are going to be enormously entertained by this enjoyable show. It's a crowd pleaser you don't want to miss!"

Production History
PERFORMANCE DATES PRODUCTION GROUP LOCATION
Dec 1, 2017 - Dec 10, 2017 Portland Civic Players Portland, MI
Nov 24, 2017 - Dec 17, 2017 Chico Theater Company Chico, CA
Nov 24, 2017 - Dec 17, 2017 The Woodland Opera House WOODLAND, CA
Dec 15, 2016 - Dec 17, 2016 Yavapai College Prescott, AZ
Dec 9, 2016 - Dec 11, 2016 Cornerstone Church Bowie, MD
Dec 2, 2016 - Dec 4, 2016 Ray County Community Arts Asso. Richmond, MO
Dec 1, 2016 - Dec 4, 2016 Verona Area Community Theater Verona, WI
Dec 1, 2016 - Dec 4, 2016 Stained Glass Theater Joplin Joplin, MO
Nov 25, 2016 - Dec 31, 2016 Brighams Playhouse Washington, UT
Apr 22, 2016 - Apr 23, 2016 HST Cultural Arts (Home School Talents) Rockville, MD
Dec 15, 2015 - Dec 18, 2015 Pittsburg High School Choir Pittsburg, TX
Dec 13, 2015 - Dec 13, 2015 Church Hill United Methodist Lewistown, PA
Dec 10, 2015 - Dec 19, 2015 4 Kidz Sake Of Wichita Falls Wichita Falls, TX
Dec 10, 2015 - Dec 13, 2015 Bethel Free Church Fargo, ND
Dec 4, 2015 - Dec 5, 2015 Eastern View High School Theatre Culpeper, VA
Dec 4, 2015 - Dec 19, 2015 Theatre In The Country Maple Ridge, BC
Dec 2, 2015 - Dec 27, 2015 Ocean State Theatre Company Warwick, RI
Nov 27, 2015 - Dec 6, 2015 Texas Theatre Seguin Seguin, TX
Nov 20, 2015 - Nov 21, 2015 Lake Center Christian School Hartville, OH
Nov 10, 2015 - Jan 2, 2016 Brighams Playhouse Washington, UT
Oct 23, 2015 - Oct 25, 2015 Lake Plains Players Middleport, NY
Dec 18, 2014 - Dec 21, 2014 First Baptist Church Marion, IL
Dec 12, 2014 - Dec 20, 2014 Woodland Park Baptist Church Ringgold, GA
Dec 12, 2014 - Dec 21, 2014 Theatre Guild of Rockingham County Reidsville, NC
Dec 12, 2014 - Dec 14, 2014 Skiatook Public Schools Skiatook, OK
Dec 11, 2014 - Dec 28, 2014 Randall Theatre Company Medford, OR
Dec 11, 2014 - Dec 14, 2014 Turning Point Open Bible Church Spokane, WA
Dec 10, 2014 - Dec 12, 2014 Bonneville High School Idaho Falls, ID
Dec 5, 2014 - Dec 8, 2014 Chillicothe Civic Theatre Chillicothe, OH
Dec 5, 2014 - Dec 14, 2014 Sierra Pines Church Oakhurst, CA
Dec 5, 2014 - Dec 6, 2014 Greenridge Baptist Church Boyds, MD
Dec 5, 2014 - Dec 7, 2014 Hope Harbor Church Murray, KY
Dec 4, 2014 - Dec 7, 2014 The Sky Is The Limit Baltimore, MD
Dec 4, 2014 - Dec 14, 2014 Blue Springs City Theatre Blue Springs, MO
Dec 4, 2014 - Dec 7, 2014 From The Heart Theater Group Twin Falls, ID
Dec 4, 2014 - Dec 5, 2014 Kadoka Area School District Kadoka, SD
Dec 3, 2014 - Dec 28, 2014 Sacramento Theatre Company Sacramento, CA
Nov 29, 2014 - Dec 7, 2014 The Texas Theatre Seguin, TX
Nov 21, 2014 - Nov 23, 2014 The Neighborhood Acting Company Inc. Ontario Center, NY
Nov 20, 2014 - Nov 22, 2014 Patrick Henry College Purcellville, VA
Nov 14, 2014 - Jan 3, 2015 Brigham's Playhouse Washington, UT
Aug 8, 2014 - Aug 10, 2014 Lubbock Chrsitian University Lubbock, TX
Dec 22, 2013 - Dec 22, 2013 Church Hill United Methodist Lewistown, PA
Dec 20, 2013 - Dec 22, 2013 Talent Team Performing Arts Mesa, AZ
Dec 13, 2013 - Dec 14, 2013 Masterworks School of the Arts Mooresville, NC
Dec 12, 2013 - Dec 15, 2013 First Baptist Church Marion, IL
Dec 12, 2013 - Dec 15, 2013 Ross Ragland Theater Klamath Falls, OR
Dec 6, 2013 - Dec 15, 2013 North Heights Lutheran Church Arden Hills, MN
Dec 6, 2013 - Dec 15, 2013 Manistee Civic Players Manistee, MI
Dec 6, 2013 - Dec 8, 2013 First Assembly of God Delphi, IN
Dec 6, 2013 - Dec 8, 2013 Bemus Point United Methodist Church Bemus Point , NY
Dec 6, 2013 - Dec 15, 2013 Sampson Community Theatre Clinton, NC
Dec 5, 2013 - Dec 8, 2013 Augustine Christian Academy Tulsa, OK
Dec 5, 2013 - Dec 21, 2013 Western Wyoming Community College Rock Springs, WY
Nov 29, 2013 - Nov 30, 2013 Starlight Mountain Theatre Kuna, ID
Nov 29, 2013 - Dec 7, 2013 South Shore Theatre Experience West Islip, NY
Nov 28, 2013 - Dec 21, 2013 Cutting Edge Production Nuangola , PA
Nov 27, 2013 - Dec 22, 2013 Sacramento Theatre Company Sacramento, CA
Nov 22, 2013 - Nov 24, 2013 First Baptist Church Oklahoma City, OK
Nov 21, 2013 - Nov 23, 2013 Church Of Jesus Christ LDS/Lake Oswego Oregon Stake Lake Oswego, OR
Dec 15, 2012 - Dec 16, 2012 West Acres Baptist Church Evans, GA
Dec 7, 2012 - Dec 8, 2012 Coudersport School District Coudersport, PA
Dec 7, 2012 - Dec 15, 2012 Walnut Hill Community Church Bethel, CT
Dec 7, 2012 - Dec 16, 2012 North Heights Lutheran Church Arden Hills, MN
Nov 30, 2012 - Dec 1, 2012 St. Paul's United Methodist Church Las Cruces, NM
Nov 30, 2012 - Dec 8, 2012 First Presbyterian Church Sparta, NJ
Nov 29, 2012 - Dec 2, 2012 Quad City Music Guild Moline, IL
Nov 23, 2012 - Dec 16, 2012 Camino Real Playhouse San Juan Capistrano, CA
Nov 9, 2012 - Nov 10, 2012 Christ Chapel Academy Woodbridge, VA
Dec 9, 2011 - Dec 11, 2011 Bishop Denis J. O'Connell High School Arlington, VA
Dec 9, 2011 - Dec 18, 2011 First United Methodist Church Shreveport, LA
Dec 9, 2011 - Dec 10, 2011 Greencastle Christian Church Greencastle, IN
Dec 9, 2011 - Dec 11, 2011 Chapelgate Theatrics Marriottsville, MD
Dec 8, 2011 - Dec 11, 2011 First Baptist Church Oklahoma City, OK
Dec 8, 2011 - Dec 8, 2011 Family Life Bath, NY
Dec 3, 2011 - Dec 11, 2011 Sampson Community Theatre Autryville, NC
Dec 2, 2011 - Dec 9, 2011 Grace United Methodist Church Piqua, OH
Nov 12, 2011 - Dec 11, 2011 Family Life Bath, NY
Nov 10, 2011 - Dec 10, 2011 Family Life Bath, NY
Dec 1, 2009 - Dec 31, 2009 Kalamazoo Civic Theater Kalamazoo, MI
Dec 1, 2009 - Dec 31, 2009 Aiken Community Playhouse Aiken, SC
Dec 1, 2009 - Dec 31, 2009 Topeka Civic Theater Topeka, KS
Dec 1, 2009 - Dec 31, 2009 Fort Findlay Playhouse Findlay, OH
Dec 1, 2008 - Dec 31, 2008 Tecumseh Center for the Arts Tecumseh, MI
Dec 1, 2008 - Dec 31, 2008 Nelson County High School Bardstown, KY
Dec 1, 2008 - Dec 31, 2009 Paramount Baptist Church Amarillo, TX
Dec 1, 2006 - Dec 31, 2006 Quad-Cities Music Guild Moline, IL
Dec 1, 2006 - Dec 31, 2006 The Salerno Theater Tampa, FL
Dec 1, 2005 - Dec 31, 2009 First Baptist Church Atlanta, GA
Dec 1, 2005 - Dec 31, 2007 Bucks County Playhouse Bucks County, PA
Dec 1, 1998 - Dec 31, 2002 The Majestic Theater Dallas, TX