It’s a won­der­ful hol­i­day pro­duc­tion com­ing to The­atre Antigo­nish

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Another beloved hol­i­day clas­sic is com­ing to the Bauer The­atre in Antigo­nish. Dec. 8 and 9, The­atre Antigo­nish is pleased to present It’s a Won­der­ful Life.

In part­ner­ship with the Antigo­nish Choral En­sem­ble (ACE) and the St. James Hand­bell Choir, this pro­duc­tion is the Lux Ra­dio ver­sion of the Christ­mas clas­sic. It reimag­ines the Hol­ly­wood story as a 1940s-era ra­dio show, com­plete with live choral mu­sic and the beau­ti­ful sounds of the hand­bells.

“This well-known story about an an­gel look­ing for his wings, and a man who has worked all his life to help those around him but now finds him­self in need of help, will bring the spirit of Christ­mas to the Bauer and to our com­mu­nity. We are thrilled to be work­ing with the tal­ented mu­si­cians of ACE and the Hand­bell Choir to bring this joy­ful cel­e­bra­tion onto the Bauer Stage” artis­tic di­rec­tor An­drea Boyd said.

The story will be pre­sented in the nos­tal­gic style of a live ra­dio play, adapted from Lux Ra­dio The­atre, fea­tur­ing a large cast of com­mu­nity ac­tors and mu­si­cians. Com­bined with pop­u­lar mu­sic of the sea­son, the show is sure to be a mag­i­cal hol­i­day treat, fun for the whole fam­ily.

It fol­lows the sell-out suc­cess of last year’s pro­duc­tion of Mir­a­cle on 34th Street, and will be pre­sented in the same for­mat.

“The col­lab­o­ra­tion was very suc­cess­ful last year. We were blown away by the pos­i­tive feed­back and en­thu­si­asm of the au­di­ence — both shows sold out be­fore the ac­tual date — so we have added a third show this year, thanks to ev­ery­one’s will­ing­ness to ex­pand the pro­duc­tion and add the ex­tra time.

“Mu­sic makes the hol­i­days mag­i­cal, and this ra­dio play is the per­fect way to kick off the fes­tive sea­son. Book your tick­ets early, and bring the whole fam­ily,” man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Reema Fuller said.

The shows take place on Satur­day, Dec. 8, at 7:30 p.m., and Sun­day, Dec. 9, at 2:30 and 7:30 pm.

Tick­ets are $15 - $12 for se­niors, and $10 for stu­dents – and ad­vance tick­ets can be booked on­line at tick­ets.fes­ti­valantigo­nish.com, or by call­ing 902-867-3333.

Or­ga­niz­ers ex­pect both days to sell out so ad­vance book­ings are en­cour­aged to avoid line­ups at the door.

For ques­tions or more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact the box of­fice at 902-867-3333 or tick­[email protected], or fol­low The­atre Antigo­nish on Face­book.

Con­trib­uted

In sim­i­lar fash­ion to last year’s pro­duc­tion of Mir­a­cle on 34th Street — cast pic­tured in this file photo — The­atre Antigo­nish will be adapt­ing another clas­sic hol­i­day movie — It’s a Won­der­ful Life — for the Bauer The­atre stage, Dec. 8 and 9.

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