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Capra classic is coming to CPA stage

November 28, 2018

JEFFERSON -- A new adaptation of Frank Capra’s Academy Award-nominated film “It’s a Wonderful Life” will be brought to life at the Council for the Performing Arts auditorium in Jefferson High School Sunday at 2 p.m.

This version is set in the fictional studio of WVL Radio Theatre on a cold, snowy winter night in the 1940s during the golden age of radio. Due to a blizzard, the professional voice actors are unable to get through the snow. However, the show must go on, so a small but intrepid band of employees manage to create the dozens of movie characters with just their voices and sound effects.

Under the direction of Rebecca Morris and stage manager CM Garrison, the actors include Adam Kampouris as Lee Wright et al., Lauren Kriel as Evelyn Reed et al., Glenna Grant as Kittey Dale et al. and Strother Stingley as Mayes et al.

Prior to the performance, the group A Matter of FACT will sing carols in the lobby. Show attendees are encouraged to come early to enjoy holiday music.

Ticket prices are $30 for adults, $27 for seniors and veterans and $5 for those ages 17 and under. Tickets may be purchased at www.councilfortheperformingarts.org, by calling 920-674-2179 or at the door.

Shows coming to the CPA in 2019 include illusionist/magician Tristan Crist on Jan. 30 at 1 p.m. in the CPA auditorium, Tabula Nova Ensemble on Feb. 14 in the Puerner Room at Jefferson’s Fort Community Credit Union office at 6 p.m. and Do-Wop-Daddies on March 17 at 2 p.m. in the CPA auditorium.

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