It's a Wonderful Life

It's a Wonderful Life
–Theatre G
George always anted to have the perfect life. What he didn't realize was that he had it all along.

In our American culture It's a Wonderful Life has become almost as familiar as Dickens' A Christmas Carol. The story is a natural for a stage adaptation: the saga of George Bailey, the Everyman from the small town of Bedford Falls, whose dreams of escape and adventure have been quashed by family obligation and civic duty, whose guardian angel has to descent on Christmas Eve to save him from despair and to remind him—by showing him what the world would have been like had he never been born—that his has been, after all, a wonderful life. This faithful adaptation has all your favorite characters: George and Mary Hatch, Clarence, Uncle Billy, Violet, and, of course, the Scrooge-like villain, Mr. Potter. This fine dramatization not only celebrates the faith of the season, it also celebrates the American philosophy of life: hard work, fair play and the love and support of one's family and community will be rewarded.

Written by Joe Landry.
Greg Parmeter

Directed by Greg Parmeter

Greg earned his MFA from the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Professional acting credits include seasons with the Nebraska Repertory Theatre, the Virginia Shakespeare Festival, the Northern Fort Playhouse in South Dakota, and a tour with the Hampstead Stage Company, a children’s theatre based in New Hampshire. Previously, Greg taught elementary special education, worked as the Technical Director for Aberdeen Central High School, and as an instructor and director with T.O.Y. Box Children’s Theatre.

Freddie Filmore
Michael Kruse
Jack Laurents
Devin Horne
Sally Applewhite
Rachel Kaiser
Harry "Jazzbo" Heywood
William Hicks
Lana Sherwood
Christine Walth
Judy Lester
Maureen Worden
Mickey Chops
Killian Harnish
James Pricker
Dylan Thoren
Saundrah L. Ritchie
Malorie Eimermann
Delilah Dennis
Amanda Wright
Beatrice "Bea" Fritzzle
Lily Delap
Reggie Cooper
Kelly Wilde
Wilson J. Ryder
Ken Lerum
Jimmy Dalton
Mike Adank
Eddie Peckarsky
Tom Wright
Howie Blake
Ryan Knox
Roselyn Raymond
Jill Daumler Pein
Sylvia Bernstein
Sharon Singer
Hope Merriwether
Briana Burner
Myrtle Ella Mertes
Kate Kersten
Dixie Riggs
Suzanne Young
Eugene Donahue
Michael Chavalas
Pauly Patrick
Tom Jandt
Charlie Chester
Arlen Verwiebe
Dickie Donald
Chuck Huth
Margarite Keys
Amy M. Gleason
Greg Parmeter
Set Designer
Kelsey Taunt
Costume Designer
Mandy Parmeter
Lighting Designer
Dillon McArdle
Props Master
Cindy Wright
Sound Designer
Dillon McArdle
Stage Manager
Marcia Brendum
Assistant Director
Jeff Copsey
Assistant Stage Manager
Annelise Escher
Light Board Operator
Jeff Copsey
Sound Board Operator
Katya Carter
Set Construction
Katya Carter
Tim Harris
Ryan Knox
Ken Lerum
Gary Mundinger
Kelsey Taunt
Dakota Thoren
Dylan Thoren
Costume Construction
Marsha Erickson
Francie Johnson
Nancy Misch
Suzanne Young
Hair and Makeup
Carly Corcoran
Nick Quamme