"It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play" at The Stage on November 27–December 22 (Up to 54% Off)

Downtown San Jose

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$48 54% $26
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In a Nutshell

A small cast of actors brings the redemptive story of George Bailey to life as a 1940s radio broadcast

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Dec 23, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 8 per person. Redeem starting day of show for a ticket at venue box office. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at The Stage. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must redeem together to sit together. Discount reflects San Jose Stage Company's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Doors open 1 hour before showtime. For ADA seating, call box office promptly upon receipt of voucher - availability is limited. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

  • $22 for one ticket to see It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, presented by San Jose Stage Company (up to $48 value)
  • When: any show, November 27–December 22
  • Where: The Stage
  • Seating: best available
  • Door time: one hour before showtime
  • Ticket values include all fees.
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Rates fluctuate throughout the week. The value of this deal is based on regular ticket prices and doesn't reflect student or senior discounts.

It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

Originally conceived by Chicago's American Theater Company, It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play reimagines the Jimmy Stewart iconic holiday classic as a 1940s broadcast streaming into living rooms around the country. The story centers around George Bailey, a man who has sacrificed dreams of traveling the world to help the people around him—especially his brother and the impoverished citizens of the town. On Christmas Eve, facing the potential bankruptcy of his Building and Loan company—an event George believes to confirm he's wasted his life—he plans to jump off a bridge to his death. But before he can, his guardian angel, Clarence, stops him and shows him the lives he's touched and how different his town would be had he never been born.

Transforming the stage into a radio studio, six actors bring the story to life by portraying dozens of characters and recreating the sound effects, such as blowing wind, splashing water, car horns, and train whistles. The resulting show loses none of the original's tenderness, with the Chicago Tribune declaring it "a well-loved tale told with style, charm and a heart so big it could burst the ribcages of the harshest Grinch."

San Jose Stage Company

San Jose Stage Company—hailed as "the company that never says never" by Stark Insider and one of "Ten small Bay Area theater companies you should know" by the San Jose Mercury News—has been producing and premiering works of explosive power and social resonance since 1983. Professional actors fill the stage with new and classic works by the likes of David Mamet and Neil LaBute every year, but the company’s work extends beyond its intimate theater space—whose capacity of 200 ensures no one gets a bad seat or, probably, runs into the evil twin they haven’t met yet. Programming spills into the streets of San Jose in events that have included indie hip-hop concerts, art-walk performances, and partnerships with smaller theater groups and high-school drama classes.

Customer Reviews

Great show. Fantastic seats. Thoroughly enjoyable event.
Grainne C. · August 11, 2017
so well run. great shows!
Timothy C. · February 17, 2016
Great value and professional
Sally W. · September 11, 2014

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