Christmas Classic in Radio Play Format a Sure
Navesink, NJ - The Stone Church Players of All Saints' Memorial Church will present a return engagement of It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play (short version) on December 3rd and 4th, at 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm.
This adaptation by Joe Landry of the original screenplay features a small ensemble of local actors performing multiple roles as if in a live radio studio of the 1940's Golden Age of Radio, complete with live sound effects. The production also includes a few favorite holiday songs under the musical direction of James Scavone of Monmouth Civic Chorus fame.
Following last year’s rave reviews, The Stone Church Players will once again present the uplifting holiday classic It’s A Wonderful Life: A Radio Play in Navesink’s historic landmark All Saints Memorial Church.
According to the show’s director, Michael Hazlett, the enthusiastic response to last year’s performance was quite a surprise. “Even just reading the script in rehearsals was an emotional experience, but to look out during a performance and see grown men and women with huge smiles and tears streaming down their faces was almost overwhelming. That was when we realized we had something exceptional that we could use to start a tradition of holiday performances at the church. We heard over and over again what a great start to the holiday season the show was.”