It’s a Wonderful Life – Radio Style

I recently watched a radio style twist on the classic “It’s A Wonderful Life” at Falcon Theatre.  I honestly have never watched the movie in it’s entirety.  I’ve seen enough clips over the years to get the just of the movie.  I was really interested when I found out the play would be presented as a radio show.  The concept took me back to watching the movie “Annie” as a child when they show the “behind the scenes” while making a radio announcement to try to find Annie’s birth parents.

The theatre is located in the heart of downtown Newport,KY and it’s walls boast the plays that have been presented there.

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We opted for the front row to get an upclose view of the foley artists.

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The play really gave you the feeling of being a live audience with the “applause” and “on air” signs that cued us when to participate.


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The actors immediately kept my attention by all of their voice impressions.  The cast of 7 filled was able to transform their voices into  range of ages that they could transition to within moments.

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Their voices as children always made the audience smile.

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The foley artists also kept me super intrigued.  It was really interesting to see how they would create the sounds by what looked like a kitchen experiment.


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Crunching a bag of cornstarch for footprints in the snow, slamming doors, splashing water; they achieved every sound with such creativity.

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I really enjoyed seeing something different vs. the usual Christmas play.  It was nice to take in a different perspective of a familiar story.

You can still catch a performance at the Falcon Theatre  December 13-15. Check out their website for details.

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