For 15 years, the American Blues Ensemble has treated Chicago audiences to a live 1940s radio broadcast of holiday favorite It’s a Wonderful Life. The incredible cast recreates the entire town of Bedford Falls with Foley sound effects, an original score and holiday carols. The Bedford Falls “residents” extend their hospitality after every performance when audiences are treated to milk and cookies served by the cast.
Title: It’s a Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago!
Based on the film by: Frank Capra
Directed by: Gwendolyn Whiteside
Music direction by: Michael Mahler
Now through December 31
Thursday: 7:30 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 p.m.
Saturday: 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday: 2:30 p.m.
Additional performancesDecember 12 and 21 at 7:30pm.
Two performances on December 23 and 26 at 4:30pm & 7:30pm.
No performances on Christmas Eve, or Christmas Day.
2257 N. Lincoln Ave
$19 – $49
Buy online at AmericanBluesTheater.com or by calling 773.404.7336.
Photo: Johnny Knight