It’s A Wonderful Life LIVE on The River

Christmas is a time for family… A time of year when we put away all the distractions in our lives and enjoy time together.

 Once again this year we invite you back to a simpler time. When families would gather around the radio to hear these special stories come to life.

 The River Valley Radio Players present: “It’s A Wonderful Life” on Thursday, December 21st at 5pm from Garlick’s Water Conditioning. We’ll recreate this classic holiday tale of George Bailey, a man down on his luck who sees what it would be like if he were never born.

The performance will also be re-broadcast on Christmas Day at noon.

We’ll also re-play last years performance of “A Christmas Carol” on Christmas Eve at 4pm.

 We’re hoping your family enjoys… The River Valley Radio Players: “It’s A Wonderful Life” Thursday, December 21st at 5pm

 Brought to you by Garlick’s Water Conditioning, Mapleton Marine, Buffalo Wild Wings, River Valley Running & Nicollet County Bank

“It’s A Wonderful Life”.. based on Frank Capra’s film.. was adapted for radio by Tony Palermo.

Music composed and performed by Jonathan Green

Our stage Manager were Bob Rose General Manager For Alpha Media Mankato

Production and Engineering by Z99’s Brad Steele

Our River Valley Radio Players:

George Blais from Country 103-5 as George Bailey

Jess Blais from Country 103-5 as Mary Hatch Bailey

Spence from 95-7 The Rock Station as Clarence Oddbody the Angel

Greg Travis from 105-5 The River as the Superintendent and Mr. Welch

Jim “Gully” Gullickson from KMSU-FM as Mr. Potter

Mike Lagerquist from Vine Faith In Action as Uncle Billy and Young George

Sarah Fette from Z99 as Ma Bailey and assistant director

Eric Jones from the Verizon Center as Sam Wainright and Randy the shareholder

Dion Cheney from KEYC News 12 as Pop Bailey

Chris Kruse from Garlicks Water Conditioning as Dr. Campbell and Petey Bailey

Joe Bidwell from Alpha Media as Nick the ornery shareholder & bartender

Eric Lind from KEYC  News 12 as Ernie the cab driver and the Sheriff

Tom Clements from KEYC news 12 as Bert the policeman, Harry Bailey and impatient neighbor

Jonny Monroe from The Rock Station & Z99 as Martini the Italian café owner

Addison Epper as Janie Bailey

Nora Sturgis as Zuzu Bailey

Lisa Cownie as Mrs Hatch

Jenn Epper as Cousin Tilly and Mrs Davis

Sarah Johnson-Malchow as the Toll Taker

Dr. Mark Dehen, North Mankato Mayor as Charlie the difficult shareholder

Laura Grossman as Mrs Thompson the shareholder

Zimmy from 95-7 The Rock Station as Carter the bank examiner

Trevor Prescott from Alpha Media as the Bank Teller

And Mike McKenna from Alpha Media as your Announcer and Mr. Gower the pharmacist



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