Penfold Theatre presents It’s a Wonderful Life Classic Radiocast from Nov 29 – Dec 21, 2019.
When people ask me what my favorite holiday event in Round Rock for the whole family, I always say Penfold Theatre’s Classic Radiocast. It’s Holiday storytelling at it’s finest! I have been to all of their Holiday Performances over the past few years and I just love getting lost in the story.
This isn’t your typical show. A team of 4-6 actors perform the classic holiday tale – this year it is It’s A Wonderful Life – as if they were performing in a 1940’s radio studio. They each come up to a microphone to perform their character(s) with perfect voice changes, pitches, and inflection. And they even perform sound effects using household items – it’s so fun to watch!
Back by popular demand, the show draws audience members back in time to 1946 as members of the KPNF radio station are assembling for a live radio performance of It’s a Wonderful Life. Through dozens of characterizations and live Foley sound effects, five talented actors tell the entire story, putting an imaginative twist on a cherished holiday tradition. Guests of all ages will fall in love with George Bailey and his timeless tale of despair, redemption and hope all over again.
It’s a Wonderful Life Classic Radiocast continues the Penfold tradition of presenting live radio plays for the holidays. Adapted and directed by Penfold’s Associate Artistic Director Nathan Jerkins, It’s a Wonderful Life Classic Radiocast invites nostalgia for the days of gathering around the radio together while providing an evening of enjoyment and amusement for the whole family. Says Producing Artistic Director Ryan Crowder, “After almost a decade, these holiday performances have become a beloved tradition, not just for our artists and staff, but also for our audiences who return year after year to be reminded what the season is really about.”
The performance features mock radio commercials for local businesses and a nightly cameo role for a selected member of the audience. Glowing with warmth and undeniably evocative of the true Christmas spirit, the performance is a perfect way to ring in the holiday season.
Penfold Theatre presents It’s a Wonderful Life Classic Radiocast
Directed and adapted by Nathan Jerkins
Old Settlers Hall, 3300 Palm Valley Boulevard, Round Rock
$16 – $31