"It's A Wonderful Life, the musical" will be brought to the stage just in time to usher in the holiday season November 16 through November 25 by TesserAct Theatre Ensemble.
Faithful to the timeless holiday movie classic, James W. Rodgers' adaptation includes many beloved characters and scenes, as well as some surprises. The story is brought to new life with the addition of lively music by John Higgins and endearing lyrics by James W. Rodgers.
The family-friendly production stars local talent and features many families from the Chicago area. The show starts 7:30pm on Fridays and Saturdays and 3pm on Sundays at the historic and beautifully restored Cutting Hall performing Arts Center, 150 East Wood Street, Palatine, IL.
Tickets may be purchased on line at www. cuttinghall.org. OR https://app.ticketturtle.com/index.php?show=30236 and at the Cutting Hall Box Office (call for hours) (847) 202-5222.
The talented cast includes: Arlington Heights - Andre & Isa Zielinski, Grace & Laura Gallagher, Catherine Beck, Grace Mironas, Diane & Ron Cepa. Barrington - Emma Bradford & Patrick Fitzgerald. Buffalo Grove - Jenna Marvet. Elmhurst - Becky Simo Hoffman Estates - Marty Galiej, Matthew, Sophia & Daniel Holmes & Jil Robinson. Mt. Prospect - Dan Angsurat. Palatine - Bob, Mary & Kate DiLeo, Jackson & Shenandoah Kist, Danny, Faith & Rick Hollander, Margaret Jackson, T.R. Frye, Eileen Mitchell, Julie Price, Rick Burd, Jordan Radis, Scott Fricke, Christine Geiger, Evan & Ian Laabs, Bojana Crnomarkovic, Clare Oehler-O'Sullivan and Sheryll Crider. Rolling Meadows - Kristyn Plank. Schaumburg - Eleanor Eckovich. Streamwood - Joanna Ferrin. West Dundee - Linda & Rick Browne.
Production and Directing Staff includes: Arlington Heights - Sean Gallagher - Set Designer Fox River Grove - Stephen Pickering - Director Long Grove - Kyle Downs - Co-Choreographer Palatine - Tamara Kist - Executive Producer; Melissa Laabs - Music Director; Mike Ramser - Tech Director & Lighting Designer River Grove - Marge Downs - Co-Choreographer West Dundee - Kaitlin Moser - Co-Director