'It's a Wonderful Life' radio play

From left, Marlene McCave, Chuck Tooley, Kelsey Steffan, Shoots Veis, Anjanett Hawk and Craig Huisenga are lending their voice talents to live radio-play presentations of "It's A Wonderful Life" set for Dec. 8-10 at the Moss Mansion.

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The Moss Mansion is presenting "It’s A Wonderful Life — A Live Radio Play," adapted by Joe Landry.

The production allows the audience to step back in time to the post-WWII years to experience a beloved holiday classic as a live radio broadcast.

Performances run Dec. 8 and 9 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 10 at 2 p.m. Doors open an hour before show time each day so visitors can tour the mansion, vote for their favorite Christmas tree, shop in the gift shop, and visit our refreshments booth. Proceeds benefit the care and preservation of the Moss Mansion and its artifacts.

Tickets are $35. Reservations are required and seating is limited. Purchase in person at 914 Division St., online at mossmansion.com/calendar, or by calling 256-5100. 

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.

“We are thrilled to share this story’s beautiful message through an amazingly talented cast and crew,” said Jenna Peete, director of the Moss Mansion.

The production is directed by Susan Kennedy Sommerfeld with help from assistant director Susan Scariano. The cast includes Craig Huisenga, Anjanett Hawk, Kelsey Steffan, Chuck Tooley, Marlene McCave and Shoots Veis.

Guests will enjoy an immersive old-time radio experience at the historic Moss Mansion complete with flashing “applause” signs, clever sound effects and catchy jingles during commercial breaks. There will also be some surprises throughout the evening.

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Entertainment Reporter

Jaci Webb covers entertainment for The Billings Gazette.