2013 Holiday Community Production “It’s a Wonderful Life”
The Ross Ragland Theater is presenting It’s a Wonderful Life as its Silver Anniversary Season Holiday Community Production. This holiday musical will run Thursday, December 12th through Saturday, December 14th at 7:30 PM and Sunday, December 15th at 2 PM. The Holiday Community Production is a wonderful way to get in the spirit, stay in the spirit or share in the spirit of Christmas with your family and friends.
The production is being directed by The Ragland’s own Mark McCrary with choreography directed by Samantha Gregory, the orchestra is being conducted by Charlie Moresi and vocals by Robin Schwartz. The book and lyrics of “It’s a Wonderful Life” were written by John Higgins and Dr. James W. Rogers and based on Frank Capra’s 1946 film of the same name. It is produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc.
The cast list for this show consists of tried and true veteran actors as well as some new comers to the Ragland stage. George Bailey is being played by Jonathan Doud; Clarence by Michael House and Mary Hatch Bailey by Lindsay Doud. Dan Neubauer will be Henry Potter, Rachel Hoffman is Mrs. Martini and Wayne Sweat is the Mayor and Charlie. For a complete cast list please visit the Ragland’s website at: http://www.rrtheater.org/involved/community
“It’s a Wonderful Life” is based on the classic movie by the same name starring James Stewart, Donna Reed, and Lionel Barrymore. The show features now classic characters George Bailey, a man who has given up his dreams in order to help others and whose imminent suicide on Christmas Eve brings about the intervention of his guardian angel, Clarence Odbody. Clarence shows George all the lives he has touched and how different life in his community of Bedford Falls would be had he never been born.
“This show is different than the production we mounted a several years ago,” said Mark McCrary, Executive Director of the Ragland, “this follows the movie a bit more closely and, musically, is a newer version.”
Tickets are $29, $23, and $19, Children 12 and under are $15. Senior, student, low income and group discounts are available. The Ross Ragland Theater is located at 218 North 7th Street in Klamath Falls. Telephone 541-884-LIVE (5483) for ticket information and reservations or visit the theater’s website at www.rrtheater.org to purchase tickets online and learn more about the theater. The box office is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday or noon until show time the day of any show.