THE NARADA RADIO COMPANY presents our third live performance of the great Lux Radio Theatre broadcast of IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE, performed on the stage of Port Aransas Community Theatre, Port Aransas Texas, between December 4th and 12th, 2021.
Ten voice actors created the town of Bedford Falls, bringing to listeners all of the familiar characters from the film. Live music and a mix of live and pre-recorded sound effects completed the illusion. Audiences were mesmerized by the imagery, and laughed their heads off during the commercials (all mention of Lux was deleted and new spots for a fictitious product were substituted, to great comedic effect), AND they went home satisfied.
We hope you enjoy this recording, and we wish you a very happy holiday season, plus a prosperous 2022!
Dana Gonsalves as GEORGE BAILEY
Michele Barnett as CLARENCE
Chuck Wilson as JOSEPH, POP BAILEY, RANDALL, and GOOD OL' REX THE WONDER DOG
Jessica Mathews as FRANKLIN, MARY BAILEY, MRS. THOMPSON and ZUZU
Pete Lutz as ANNIE, MR. POTTER, OLD MAN COLLINS, MR. MARTINI, NICK, THE BRIDGEKEEPER, and BERT THE COP
Aileen Corpos as DR. CAMPBELL, MRS. HATCH, MR. WELCH, a BANK EMPLOYEE, ED, CHARLIE and COUSIN TILLY
Jordan Bruster as A BOY, HARRY BAILEY, TOM, EUSTACE, SAM WAINWRIGHT and PETE BAILEY
John Bell as MR. GOWER, JOE, UNCLE BILLY, ERNIE THE TAXI DRIVER, THE ANGRY MAN, and THE SHERIFF
Dawn Robertson as a BOY, MRS. BAILEY, THE WORRIED WOMAN, a BANK EMPLOYEE, and JANIE BAILEY
Ross Bernhardt as THE BYSTANDER, HORACE, and MR. CARTER
YOUR ANNOUNCERS were John Bell and Dawn Robertson.
Festershield Cigarettes Commercials Cast:
Pete Lutz as the FESTERSHIELD ANNOUNCER
Aileen Corpos as MRS. SNAGWARIS
John Bell as THE CLERK and the DISPATCH VOICE
Dawn Robertson as THE DRIVER
Jordan Bruster as the TEENAGER and the CRYING KID
Michele Barnett as the MOM
Dana Gonsalves as THE TROOPER
Chuck Wilson as SANTA CLAUS ... and
Jessica Mathews, Chuck Wilson, Ross Bernhardt and Jordan Bruster as YOUR FESTERSHIELD QUARTET!
Music by Dr. Ross Bernhardt
Adapted for live performance and directed by Pete Lutz