An angel needs his wings, George Bailey needs $8,000, and Harry Potter’s miserly grandfather needs to be brought down a notch. Yes, it’s the Off Broadway Theatre’s classic Christmas show, It’s a Wondrous Life, the heartwarming musical parody being performed November 3 to 25, just in time for the Christmas season!
Clarence Strohn once again brings his spot-on vocal impression of Jimmy Stewart to the OBT stage to recreate the classic role of George Bailey, ineptly assisted by Clarence Oddbody, AS2 (Jill Stark). Taking to the wheelchair to bring down George this time is Scott Macdonald, as Mr. Potter, with Boston Smith playing Potter’s sidekick, William Knott, Jr. Alisa Woodbrey plays Mary, and Eric Jensen bumbles along again as Uncle Billy, whose carelessness sets in motion the string of events that has George contemplating his worth in life.
Fans of the original Jimmy Stewart movie will enjoy this loving tribute to the timeless story of a person not recognizing the huge impact he has on others until an angel intervenes. Clarence shows George that success comes not from seeing the world and building skyscrapers, but from the love he shares with family and friends. Regular OBT fans, and those who haven’t checked out this company yet, will also laugh along with OBT’s corny jokes and slapstick comedy.
Chris Kennedy, a familiar face on the OBT and other stages around the valley, is directing this production, and also serves as choreographer along with Anna Kennedy. Stacee Hunsaker is the stage manager. Written by Jensen, the show features sets by Jensen, Kennedy, and Emily Mouritsen, with costumes by Jensen, Hunsaker, and Janice Jensen.
Show times are 7:30 PM on Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays, November 3 to 25, with matinees at 2 PM every Saturday in November. Tickets: Adults $18, Students/Seniors/Military and Children under 12, $16.
Location: The Off Broadway Theatre at the Draper Historic Playhouse, 12366 S 900 East in Draper, Utah.
Reservation Number: 801-355-4628