Almost everyone knows the story of the classic holiday favorite “It’s A Wonderful Life.” It is the uplifting and bittersweet tale of George Bailey’s close call with death on Christmas Eve, of how important and special he is to all those around him – and what this world would have missed had he not been born. It’s a story about the people of Bedford Falls, about neighbors, friends and family, and about the difference one person makes in so many others’ lives.
This 1940’s “live broadcast” of Frank Capra’s beloved film takes us back to the Golden Age of Radio. The WVL studio’s “On Air” sign lights up and the heartwarming holiday classic comes to life through the bygone radio formula of a few hardworking actors, live sound effects – and a listener’s imagination. This stage version reminds audiences of everything we love about the movie. This unique approach transports us back in time and refreshes dialogue most viewers already know by heart.
The discounted prices for this performance will allow AARP members and their guests to obtain orchestra and loge-level seats for the discounted price of $32, which is down from the regular price of $38. You can obtain your discounted tickets online at www.marcuscenter.org/mcaccess . Use the discount code FUN50 or call 414-273-7121 ext. 213.
These performances are among the many ways AARP is engaging with our members in local communities across Wisconsin. When you attend, be sure to stop by the AARP table to learn how AARP is helping Wisconsinites age 50-plus live their fullest life. While you’re at our table, be sure to pick up your free coupon for $5 off concessions at the theater that day. Please check back to www.aarp.org/wi throughout the year for discounts for live theater, sporting events, free film screenings and more.
Photo courtesy of the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts