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It's a Wonderful Life Auditions
"Every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings."

It's a Wonderful Life auditions begin Monday, October 21, and continue to Tuesday, October 22, from 6:00-9:30 p.m. both evenings.
Callbacks will be on Wednesday, October 23.
Reserve your audition time by calling the Community Recreation Department office number at 920-459-3773.

Character Roles

A Play in Two Acts

12 men, 10 women, 2-4 young boys, and 2 young girls

George Bailey - the Everyman of Bedford Falls, a good man whose patience is tried.

Clarence Odbody - A S-2 (Angel Second Class)

Mr. Gower - proprietor of the corner drug store

Young George - male age 12, should look like a younger version of the actor playing George.

Harry Bailey - male age 18-25, George’s younger brother.

Mother Bailey - a very kind and understanding woman who should be old enough to be George’s mother as an adult.

Aunt Tilly - Uncle Billy's wife

Violet Peterson - proprietor of a beauty salon, somewhat of a flirt but with a heart of gold.

Bert - a patrolman

Ernie - a mail carrier

Uncle Billy - George's uncle and business partner

Mary Hatch (later Mary Bailey) - George's loving wife

Henry F. Potter - owns practically the entire town, the villain of the story, older and domineering.

Mr. Potter's Goon - ever-present with Mr. Potter

Mr. Potter's Secretary - ever-faithful to Mr. Potter

Mrs. Hatch - Mary's mother

Sam Wainwright - friend to George and Mary, a business man whose success took him away from Bedford Falls.

Miss Andrews - a townsperson.

Mrs. Thompson - a townsperson. 

Mr. Martini - a proprietor of a bar.

Mrs. Martini - his wife.

Miss Carter - a bank examiner. 

Newspaper Boy - age 10.

Pete Bailey - male age 12, George and Mary’s son.

Tommy Bailey - male age 10, George and Mary’s son.

Zuzu Bailey - female age 7, George and Mary's daughter.

Mr. Welch - the schoolteacher's husband.

Janie Bailey - female age 9, George and Mary's daughter.

What's the show about?

The play follows the story 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.

A Note from Director Sarah Schostack

"The holiday season is about reflection and gratitude: for the people around us and the intangible good we give to each other’s lives. It’s a Wonderful Life teaches us this core value as it applies not just to Christmas but also in the entirety of our lives. It shows us our worth from the moment we are born to the moment we watch it, through the heart, soul, and good of George Bailey, with Clarence’s help, of course. Thankfully, we will never have to live in a world without George Bailey and his lesson."