It’s a Wonderful Life

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
Musicians
14
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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Instrumentation

14 Musicians

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

Promotional Resources

It’s a Wonderful Life Logo Pack

Official Logo Pack

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

Included with license

It’s a Wonderful Life Official Show Artwork

Official Show Artwork

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

$175 / $125 for educators

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

Digital Marketing Essentials

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.

$250 / $150 for educators

Production Resources

Advance Pack

Includes 1 Piano/Conductor Book, 1 Director’s Script and 1 Cast Script/ Vocal Book shipped as soon as payment is received.

$100

Extra Rehearsal Weeks

If you need your full set of production materials prior to the regularly scheduled shipment (see above), you can request additional weeks.

$100 / week

Archival Video License

If you want to record your production for archival purposes and to provide at cost copies to your cast and crew, you may do so by purchasing a video license.

Varies by Show

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 books (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)

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

Credits

Book and Lyrics by
Keith Ferguson

Music by
Bruce Greer

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