Phoenix Stage Company announces AUDITIONS for IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE (A LIVE RADIO PLAY)

Sunday, October 2, 2011 from 4:00-6:00pm
Monday, October 3, 2011 from 7:00-9:00pm
Auditions will be held at Phoenix Stage Company, 686 Rubber Avenue, Naugatuck, CT

Friday, November 25-Sunday, December11, 2011
Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00pm/Sundays at 2:00pm

All roles are open to audition.  We are seeking an ensemble of five to ten performers (male/female) for this production, including an “Andrews Sisters type” girl-girl group for vintage radio commercial jingles.   All auditioning will be asked to read from the script.  The script is available to read at  The production is directed by Ian Diedrich. For additional information, please call (203) 632-8546 or visit our website at

Inspired by the classic American film, It’s a Wonderful Life, It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play is performed as a 1940s live radio broadcast in front of a studio audience. Five to ten actors perform the dozens of characters in the radio play as well as produce the sound effects. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve.

The following characters are played by an ensemble of five to ten performers:
FREDDIE FILMORE (also called ANNOUNCER), the actor playing Joseph and others
JAKE LAURENTS, the actor playing George
SALLY APPLEWHITE, the actress playing Mary
LANA SHERWOOD, the actress playing Violet and others
HARRY “JAZZBO” HEYWOOD, the actor playing Clarence andothers
MARY HATCH, George’s girl
ROSE BAILEY, George’s mother
HARRY BAILEY, George’s kid brother
OLD MAN GOWER, a druggist
BERT, a cop
VIOLET BICK, a small-town siren
HENRY F. POTTER, the richest and meanest man in all thecounty
BILLY BAILEY, George’s uncle
PETE, George’s son
ZUZU, George’s daughter
CLARENCE, George’s guardian angel
JOSEPH, the superintendent of angels
YOUNG GEORGE, George as a child
YOUNG HARRY, Harry as a child
YOUNG VIOLET, Violet as a child
YOUNG MARY, Mary as a child
GEORGE BAILEY, a typical American dreamer
PETER BAILEY, George’s father