Panelists for the League of Cincinnati Theatres (LCT) have recognized the Falcon Theatre’s It’s a Wonderful Life: A Radio Drama with 4 LCT nominations as well as distinguishing it as a recommended production: Ensemble in a Play, Featured Actors Nathan Ruggles and Adam Drake, and Featured Actress Kate Joos Glasheen
A holiday tradition at Falcon Theatre, but completely reimagined and with a new script, It’s a Wonderful Life brings the beloved story of Bedford Falls alive by using the magic of classical radio in a way that only the unique, imaginative medium of radio can. Fans of the film will recognize all their favorite scenes and characters in vivid detail while newcomers will have the opportunity to experience Frank Capra’s holiday favorite in their own way.
Panelists praised the ensemble cast who did a “marvelous job working together to pull off all of the various voices” “at a breakneck pace”. The three featured actors, Kate Glasheen, Nathan Ruggles, and Adam Drake, who played all the minor characters in the show, were nominated for their “outstanding range of voices and expressiveness”; their “rapid shifts from one character/voice to another were impressive and convincing through a variety of roles.” Overall the production was recommended as “a wonderful surprise and a delightful production, a marvelous way to revisit an old classic”; “an inventive adaptation…enjoyable throughout.”
It’s a Wonderful Life continues through December 15th. Tickets can be purchased at www.falcontheater.net.
Final LCT awards will be determined at the end of the season and announced at the LCT gala in the spring.