- $28 for one ticket to see It’s A Wonderful Life: Live from WVL Radio Theatre (up to $47.30 value)
- Where: Vogel Hall Marcus Center
- Seating: back-orchestra or loge
- Full offer value includes ticketing fees
- Saturday, December 20, at 2 p.m.
- Saturday, December 20, at 8 p.m.
- Sunday, December 21, at 2 p.m.
- Door time: one hour prior to showtime
- Click here to view the seating chart
It’s A Wonderful Life: Live from WVL Radio Theatre
Immediate Theatre Project’s adaptation of It’s A Wonderful Life re-imagines the Jimmy Stewart holiday classic as an old-timey broadcast streaming into living rooms around the country. The story centers on George Bailey, a man who has sacrificed dreams of traveling the world to help the people around him—especially his brother and the citizens of his picturesque hometown, Bedford Falls. Despite his good deeds, however, he faces the potential bankruptcy of his Building and Loan Company on Christmas Eve, an event that leads him to believe he’s wasted his life. But before he jumps off a bridge to his death, 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.
While the Baileys and Bedford Falls are certainly the main attractions, there’s another story within the story—that of a tiny radio station struggling to stay on the air in the midst of a snowstorm. When the professional voice actors fail to make it through the blizzard, it falls on a band of gutsy employees and some ordinary household objects to bring dozens of characters and sound effects to listeners’ ears.
Marcus Center for the Performing Arts
During the day, the concrete heights of the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts tower over the waters of the Milwaukee River like an imposing, postmodern fortress. As night falls, however, and patrons meander toward their evening's entertainment, the building’s façade glows with colorful, scintillating lights that hint at the eclectic performances inside. The elegant Uihlein Hall regularly hosts such august organizations as the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and Florentine Opera Company, whereas smaller, more intimate venues such as the Todd Wehr Theater situate audiences close to the stage so they can immerse themselves in dramas or hear the wail of a set builder who smashed his thumb with a hammer.