Theatre 7 is excited to announce the cast for its Christmas dinner theatre play, which will be performed at the Decatur Club on December 9th and 10th.
“It’s A Wonderful Life – A Live Radio Play” will take the audience back to Bedford Falls in 1946 and the trials of George Bailey – complete with 1940’s costuming and real live “Foley artist” sound effects.
Turn back the clock to the 1940s and set the dial for a double dose of holiday nostalgia. This version of It’s a Wonderful Life harkens back to the golden age of radio, and is performed as a stage play – presented as a ‘live’ radio broadcast in front of a studio audience. Conceived and drawn directly from Frank Capra’s classic film, our ensemble 10 talented actors and one clever sound technician (Foley artist) will tell the story of George Bailey and the night he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve.
CAST: The following actors will play the parts of the radio stage actors, voicing all the characters in the play, a total of 36 different speaking voices, including “normal” voice, children and older adults.
“JAKE LAURENTS” – Evan Miller
“SALLY APPLEWHITE” – Sarah Rice
“FREDERICA ‘FREDDIE’ FILMORE” – Anitra Hines
“HARRY “JAZZBO” HEYWOOD” – John Dunn
“LANA SHERWOOD” – Maria Diaz
“JACKIE FOLEY” – Foley artist – Terri Tate
“JACK E. CARSON” – Zachary Hammon
“NORA DANBRIDGE” – RuthAnn Holmes
“MIMI ACHIEVETTI” – Cynthia Hinkle
“JOHNNY DuMONTE” – Zach Stewart
“TOM SEDGEWICK” – Craig Culp
Tickets must be purchased in advance and will go on sale November 1st. Cost is $45.00 per person and can be purchased ONLY through the Decatur Club, by calling 217-429-4200. Ticket includes a plated meal and the show. A cash bar will also be available.