The Ocean City Drama Guild presents “It’s A Wonderful Life,” the classic holiday tale about George Bailey’s dreams of escape and adventure.
Each and every attempt to leave his sleepy little town of Bedford Falls is thwarted by Bailey’s duties and responsibilities.
Consumed by despair on Christmas Eve, Bailey’s guardian angel appears and grants George a wish.
The show is directed by Robert LeMaire and Ellen Byrne, and is presented by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company, of Woodstock, Illinois.
James W. Rodgers faithfully adapted the Frank Capra film (story by Philip Van Doren Stern) for the stage.
Show dates are Dec. 5 and 6 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 7 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Ocean City High School’s Bill and Nancy Hughes Performing Arts Center.
Tickets can be purchased at https://ocschools.booktix.com or at the door. $15 for adults and $12 for students and senior citizens.
The cast includes:
George Bailey-Conrad Schmidt
Clarence Odbody-Luke Gallagher
Mr. Gower-Jakob Pender
Young George-Natalie Argento
Harry Bailey-Billy Flynn
Mother Bailey-Seaira Manning/Kayla Attiya
Aunt Tilly-Sophia McCarty/Hailee Pietrowitz
Violet Peterson-Haleigh Perry/Emily Mora
Uncle Billy-Shane Kirby
Mary Hatch-Victoria Robertson/Jenna Wilkinson
Henry F. Potter-Eddie D’Amico/Erik Wagner
Mr. Potter’s Goon-Erik Wagner/Eddie D’Amico
Mr. Potter’s Secretary-Maggie Corcoran
Mrs Hatch-Taylor Stauffer/Lauren Knopp
Sam Wainwright-Nate Ginet
Miss Andrews-Asha Hoffman/Mia Bongiorno
Mrs. Thompson-Danna Luciano/Estelle Gimbel
Mr. Martini-Chris Katity
Mrs. Martini-Madison Feretti/Sophia Batchelder
Miss Carter-Marley Lind/Kariana Mora-Lloyd
Newspaper Boy-Aurora Reagan/Reagan Gorman
Pete Bailey-Natalie Argento
Tommy Bailey-Cadence Cases
Zuzu Bailey-Jayce Parrish
Mr. Welch-Jonathon Arsenault
Janie Bailey-Treasa Hays
Townspeople-Shea DeMarco, Isabelle Pedo and Jack Parrish