It’s a Wonderful Life

Also available: The Lost Christmas

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.

Roles
17F, 23M + Ensemble
Musicians
15
Acts
2
Duration
135-150 Min

Music

Creators

Keith Ferguson

Keith Ferguson

Book and Lyrics Keith Ferguson is a writer, actor, worship leader and producer of multiple projects, both for worship, as well as the stage. It’s a Wonderful Life – The Musical, written with collaborator Bruce Greer, has been...

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Bruce Greer

Bruce Greer

Music Bruce Greer, originally of Longview Texas, graduated with honors from Baylor University in 1984 with a degree in Music Theory and Composition, having won a full scholarship in Composition. Upon graduation, he became a Creative...

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Reviews

"Audiences are going to be enormously entertained by this enjoyable show."

Quad-City Times


Instrumentation

15 Musicians

Piano/Conductor
Reed I (Piccolo, Flute, Alto Sax)
Reed II (Flute, Oboe, Alto Sax)
Reed III (Clarinet)
Reed IV (Clarinet, Bass Clarinet)
Horn
Trumpet
Trombone
Harp
Percussion
Violin I
Violin II
Viola
Cello
Bass (Upright)

Casting

Clarence
Male
An Angel

George Bailey
Male
Our hero

Mr. Gower
The pharmacist

Mr. Martini
Immigrant from Italy

Mrs. Martini
Female
His wife

Harry Bailey
Male
George’s brother

Violet Bick
Female
George’s friend

Mother Bailey
Female
George’s mother

Uncle Billy
Male
George’s uncle

Cousin Tilly
Female
Billy’s cousin

Henry Potter
Male
The richest and meanest man in town

Pop Bailey
Male
George’s father

Sam Wainwright
Male
George’s friend

Mary (Hatch) Bailey
Female
George’s wife

Pete Bailey
Male - 9

Janie Bailey
Female - 8

Tommy Bailey
Male - 5

Zuzu Bailey
Female - 6

Ensemble
Bedford Falls Townspeople

Cast Vocal Ranges

Production Materials

Included in your license are the following cast and crew scripts. These materials will be shipped upon receipt of payment if your license request is approved.

30 Cast Script/Vocal Books

A combination of the show’s full script and the full vocal book. All dialogue within each song is printed in the score to prevent flipping back and forth during rehearsals. All books are spiral-bound and double-sided.

2 Director’s Scripts

A single-sided, spiral-bound script designed with plenty of space for the director to take notes and add blocking during the rehearsal process.

1 Stage Manager’s Script

A single-sided, three-hole punched script that can be inserted into your three-ring binder.

1 Piano/Conductor Score

A keyboard score that is a key part of the show’s actual orchestration. This score contains both vocal parts and a cue staff, which guides the conductor through the full orchestration by informing them when instruments enter the song, as well as providing specific part lines when necessary.

1 Rehearsal Piano Score

This piano score is a reduction of the full orchestra, designed to be used during the rehearsal process. All vocal parts are included in this score.

Orchestrations

Piano/Conductor, Reed I (Piccolo, Flute, Alto Sax), Reed II (Flute, Oboe, Alto Sax), Reed III (Clarinet), Reed IV (Clarinet, Bass Clarinet), Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Harp, Percussion, Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Cello, Bass (Upright)

Promotional Resources

It’s a Wonderful Life Logo Pack

Official Logo Pack

Included with license

Includes color and black and white high-resolution logo files in JPG, PNG, and EPS formats.

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It’s a Wonderful Life Official Show Artwork

Official Show Artwork

$175

Creating artwork for your performance has never been easier – customize online in minutes, download a print-ready PDF, order printed posters, access layered files.

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It’s a Wonderful Life Promotion Kit & Social Media Guide

Social Media Marketing Kit

$250

Includes everything you need to plan and implement the promotion of your show – 50+ graphics for social media, original show specific content, social media guide, promotion calendar and press release template.

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It’s a Wonderful Life Cast & Crew T-Shirts

Cast & Crew T-Shirts

As low as $14 each

Broadway Licensing has partnered with Subplot Studio to offer premium-quality Cast & Crew T-Shirts! You can add your theatre name, show dates and even your cast & crew names on the back.

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Production Resources

Live/Video Archival License

If you want to record your production for archival purposes you may do so by purchasing a video license.

$150

Performance Tracks

Our top-quality digital performance tracks are sent to you through a simple link. Quickly download them to your computer, tablet or smartphone and start rehearsing!

$200

Additional Books

Additional books (Cast Script/Vocal, Piano/Conductor, etc.) are available.

$25 each

Full Conductor Score

An ideal solution for those who choose to conduct their show from the podium, as opposed to the piano. Each detailed instrument staff is always right in front of you--giving you the most comprehensive layout for full control of your orchestra.

$125/Print, $100/Digital, $175/both

Digital Orchestration Parts

Prefer playing or rehearsing from your tablet? All of our orchestration scores (including PC and PV) are available in digital copies.

PC or PV $50
Orchestration Parts $25/per book

TurnKey Transpositions

Broadway stars change the keys of songs all the time...so why not you? Optimize your actors' performances by ordering our TurnKey Transposition. Get the perfect key for the perfect actor! All digital delivery, usually within 24 hours.

$50 per song for PV or PC
$150 per song for all orchestral parts (including PC/PV)

Credits

Book and Lyrics by
Keith Ferguson

Music by
Bruce Greer

From the screenplay by
Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Frank Capra, and Joe Swerling