THE VAGABOND THEATRE COMPANY
of GREATER BRIDGEPORT
Producing Award-Winning, Thought-Provoking Theatre Since 2016
VTC Announces Auditions for IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE : A LIVE RADIO PLAY
ADAPTED BY JOE LANDRY
DIRECTED BY TANYA FEDUIK-SMITH
October 16-17 2018 - 7-9 PM
The Bijou Theatre - 275 Fairfield Ave - Bridgeport CT
December 1&2 2018
Sat @ 2 pm & 8 pm, Sun @ 4 pm
The Bijou Theatre
275 Fairfield Ave
December 14 @ 7:30 pm
December 15 @ 2 & 7:30 pm
In Association with Legacy Theatre Co.
Stony Creek Museum
84 Thimble Islands Road
Stony Creek, CT
Non-Equity - All Roles Unpaid / No Monologue Required / Sides will be provided
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Come join The Vagabonds for this year's edition of our annual holiday spectacular.
Adapted from the classic film we all know by Fairfield native, Joe Landry: It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play premiered in 1996 at Stamford Center for the Arts, and has since been produced around the country. This unique take on the beloved, heartwarming story of George Bailey and the granting of his bleak and desperate Christmas wish by his guardian angel, Clarence Oddbody, with an eye-opening glimpse into the "What If"
The play shifts the action from the silver screen to the WBFR Playhouse Of The Air broadcast on Christmas Eve 1946. This year the live, coast to coast broadcast is being done from Bridgeport's historic Bijou Theatre. There, five actors are at their mics, broadcasting The WBFR in front of a live audience, performing as dozens of characters, accompanied on stage by live sound effects.
We are looking for actors with good comedic timing, a wide array of voices/accents, and who are comfortable with improv.
Since the actors hold their scripts on stage during performances, rehearsal schedules will be light.
STANDARD CAST BREAKDOWN:
Freddy is The WBFR Playhouse of the Air's Announcer. He plays Henry Potter and a host of others in their broadcast of: It's A Wonderful Life
Jake plays George Bailey in The WBFR Playhouse of the Air broadcast of: It's A Wonderful Life
Sally plays Mary Hatch in The WBFR Playhouse of the Air broadcast of: It's A Wonderful Life
Lana plays Violet Bick and a host of others in The WBFR Playhouse of the Air broadcast of: It's A Wonderful Life
Harry "Jazzbo" Heywood:
Harry plays George's Guardian Angel, Clarence and a host of others in The WBFR Playhouse of the Air broadcast of: It's A Wonderful Life
Willie plays George's Uncle Billy, and a handful of others and provides all the SFX for The WBFR Playhouse of the Air broadcast of: It's A Wonderful Life, live, on stage, using a diverse array of vintage items
PLEASE NOTE: DEPENDING ON AVAILABLE ACTORS WE MAY BE ABLE TO CAST MORE THAT THESE SIX ROLES AND DISTRIBUTE THE CHARACTERS AMONG A LARGER CAST, WITH THE NAMED "WBFR ACTOR CHARACTERS" ABOVE PLAYING THEIR NAMED "IAWL ROLES" AND FEWER SUPPORTING CHARACTERS.