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American Blues Theater
It’s A Wonderful Life
Live in Chicago!

Now in it’s 12th Year!

                        <strong style="font-size:16px;color:#750205;">Chicago&rsquo;s Holiday Tradition Returns!<br />
                        The Perfect Family Entertainment!</strong><br>

                        <p style="text-align:justify;">From the original director and Ensemble that brought this holiday tradition to Chicago since 2002.  Join the American Blues family as you go back to a 1940s radio broadcast of Frank Capra&rsquo;s holiday classic <em>It&rsquo;s a Wonderful Life</em>, with live Foley sound effects, an original score, and a stellar cast of eight that brings the entire town of Bedford Falls to life.  <br>

From the moment audience walks the the door, they are transported to the Golden Age of Radio and experience the story of George Bailey like never before. In addition to the heart-warming story performed, the production includes commercial jingles from actual local sponsors, holiday carols and telegrams from the audience read live on stage. Audiences are also invited to honor a military service member with the "Soldier Spotlight" and join the cast and crew following the production for milk and cookies.

Critics called this production “perfect Christmas theater” and “first-class hol

Show Details

  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:Greenhouse Theater, Chicago