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Stories tagged: It's a Wonderful Life


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 21, 2018, 7:31 p.m.

A Christmas classic: Poll shows carols favored over Billboard hits

Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” is the highest-charting Billboard Hot 100 holiday hit in 60 years, but Americans still prefer hearing carols such as “Silent Night” …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 3, 2018, 12:20 p.m.

StageWest Community Theatre producing ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ as radio play

StageWest’s production opens Friday and runs through Dec. 16.


E.J. Dionne: Christmas turned world upside down

The Christmas story is about God becoming one of us, and a particularly humble member of our company at that.


Orlando R. Barone: ‘A Christmas Carol’ still rings true

Christmas, well understood, frees us from the insanity of accumulating without end in order to ensure against the horror of destitution


Spokane Civic Theatre presents “It’s a Wonderful Life” as a live radio play

It was common practice in the 1940s and ’50s to adapt popular movies into hour-long radio dramas. Frank Capra’s 1946 classic “It’s a Wonderful Life” was one of those films, …


How Jimmy Stewart’s war service affected ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’

As we stare headlong into the approaching holiday season, the 1946 James Stewart classic “It’s a Wonderful Life” is making its annual television appearances. It was the first movie Stewart …


‘It’s a Wonderful Life: A Radio Play’: Old-school story told the old-school way

“It’s a Wonderful Life: A Radio Play,” presented by Spokane’s Civic Theatre and staged at the Bing Crosby Theater, is a one-act adaptation of that beloved film, and it’s designed …


Interplayers’ ‘Wonderful Life’ is not the film but still charms

The beloved film “It’s a Wonderful Life” comes to life this holiday season on Interplayers Theatre’s stage. In Joe Landry’s “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play,” five actors …


Interplayers turns classic in to 1940s-style radio play

The actors in this holiday classic will deliver famous lines like, “Zuzu’s petals,” and “Every time a bell rings, an angel gets its wings.” But they also have a few …