UPDATE on “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Radio Play”

Hello everyone!

 

“It’s a Wonderful Life: A Radio Play” was set to be a video play that was completely staged and acted out on our stage here at WRP, following all Summit County health guidelines (and then some). However, due to the shutdown of Summit County and the rising Covid-19 numbers, we’ve unfortunately decided to cancel the in-person aspect of this performance.

 

But… the show must go on! No matter what, we’ll be bringing this holiday classic to your computer screens next month! The play will now take place over a virtual conference call and to be recorded and edited as so. Not only are our actors and staff staying safe at home, but we’ve got so many ideas on how to make this the most exiting radio play to listen to (and hear!)

 

Please feel free to send me a message if you have any questions. Here’s the original play summary:

 

Enjoy your favorite holiday classic in a brand-new, even MORE BRAND-NEW way, performed by your favorite WRP actors!

 

In a video performance of this holiday classic, “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Radio Play” will be both a vocal and a visual storytelling experience! This play will be completely virtual and will be available for streaming the weekend of December 18th, 19th, and 20th. In a high-energy retelling, our radio DJs will scramble to tell you this tale while also making every sound effect and playing multiple characters! Listen to it as a radio show or watch it as a play – you’ll enjoy it, no matter what! Tickets will be $15 for virtual admission.

 

Link: https://thewrp.org/join-us-for-its-a-wonderful-life/

 

Announcing our Winter 2020 Classes!

We hope everyone is as excited as we our that the WRP Education Department is BACK with a handful of brand-new classes!

Check out these four new classes, and click the links for more information on each one!

 

“College Audition Prep” with Dayshawnda Ash

College Audition Prep with Dayshawnda Ash (11/28/20 -1/9/20, Saturdays 12pm-2pm)

“Staging the Problem: A Play Directing Workshop” with August Scarpelli

Staging the Problem: A play directing workshop with August Scarpelli (11/28 -1/30/21 Saturdays 3pm-5pm)

“Time Travel” with Victoria Kirgesner

Time Travel with Victoria Kirgesner (Tuesday evenings 12/08 through 01/19  – @ 6pm-7pm)

“Basics of Costume Rendering” with Jasen Smith

Basics of Costume Rendering with Jasen Smith (Wednesdays evenings 12/09 through 01/20  – @ 6pm -7pm)

Join us for Its a Wonderful Life

It’s a Wonderful Life – A Radio Play

In a video performance of this holiday classic, “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Radio Play” will be both a vocal and a visual storytelling experience! This play will be completely virtual and will be available for streaming the weekend of December 18th, 19th, and 20th. In a high-energy retelling, our radio DJs will scramble to tell you this tale while also making every sound effect and playing multiple characters! Listen to it as a radio show or watch it as a play – you’ll enjoy it, no matter what! Tickets will be $15 for virtual admission.

This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve.

On each show night, a specialized link will be emailed to the address used on your purchase at or around 7:30 pm. Streaming this video will be available until midnight each night.

WRP is ecstatic to bring these superstars back to our stage: Chris Bizub, Eric Coulbourne, Shani Ferry, Hannah Hilty, Daniel Hunsicker, Victoria Kirgesner, Mia Radabaugh, August Scarpelli, and Jasen Smith.


Tickets

Friday, December 18th at 7:30 PM click Here

Saturday, December 19th at 7:30 PM click Here

Sunday, December 20th at 7:30 PM click Here

MERCH ALERT: WRP Now Has T-Shirts!!

HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT ALERT!!

WRP Family, it’s time! After 64 years of being Western Reserve Playhouse, we FINALLY HAVE MERCH!

We’ve launched a T-shirt campaign with Bonfire.com to finally get YOU WRP merch to show off to all your friends! There are 9 different styles of shirts and hoodies, and all different kinds of colors!

We hope to expand our online presence, but for now, we hope you enjoy some wearable swag!!

The campaign will only run for 20 days, so make sure to get your shirts while you can!

Click the link below to find your new summer look!!

https://www.bonfire.com/western-reserve-playhouse-shirts/