About The Holiday Classic It’s a Wonderful Life: Live at the Biograph
American Blues Theater presents a live radio-style performance of Frank Capra’s holiday masterpiece on stage at Victory Gardens Biograph Theater. This has been a holiday tradition in Chicago since 2004 and this year’s performance once again features the original director and ensemble that have warmed hearts for many holiday seasons. Complete with live sound effects, an original score, and a cast of eight wonderful actors who bring the typical small town of Bedforf Falls to life on stage, It’s a Wonderful Life recreates a 1940s-era radio broadcast of this heartwarming tale of troubled George Bailey’s Christmas Eve journey through his life history.
Victory Gardens Biograph Theater Location
Victory Gardens Biograph Theater
2433 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614
Holiday Classic It’s a Wonderful Life: Live at the Biograph Description
From the Frank Capra classic, based on the story short
“The Greatest Gift” by Philip Van Doren Stern
Directed by Marty Higginbotham
From the original director and Ensemble that bring this holiday tradition to Chicago since 2004. Join the American Blues family as we take you back to a 1940s radio broadcast of Frank Capra’s holiday classic—It’s a Wonderful Life with live Foley sound effects, an original score, and a stellar cast of eight that bring the entire town of Bedford Falls to life. From the moment you walk through the doors, you will be transported back to the Golden Age of Radio and experience the story of George Bailey like never before.
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