A Conversation With 

Director Kalee George and Cast

It’s a Wonderful Life, a Radio Play

 

On episode 11 of the TSVP Radio Theater Podcast, we talk with Director Kalee George and cast about performing a live radio classic at the McKeesport Little Theater, featuring two scenes and the voices of Dan Simon, Sean David Butler, Betsy Novotny, Devin Marshall, Lydia Richardson, Barbara Harold, and Jared Lewis.

 

 

On episode 11 of the TSVP Radio Theater Podcast, we talk with Director Kalee George and cast about performing a live radio classic at the McKeesport Little Theater, featuring two scenes and the voices of Dan Simon, Sean David Butler, Betsy Novotny, Devin Marshall, Lydia Richardson, Barbara Harold, and Jared Lewis.
This episode was recorded November 17, 2019 at McKeesport Little Theater in McKeesport, Pa. Podcast executive producer: Kevin Farkas.  Audiography: Kevin Farkas, Mary Fogle Loveland.  Host: Kevin Farkas. Guests: Kalee George and cast members Dan Simon, Sean David Butler, Betsy Novotny, Devin Marshall, Lydia Richardson, Barbara Harold, and Jared Lewis.  Music (available at Soundcloud.com): Watterson (“ Christmas Special”), Michael  (“Relax Daily - Christmas Music 1”), Shunichi Kouroki (“Christmas Tree”), “The Interesting Actual,” Daniele Casolino (“Pelle”). Available on Bensound.com: “The Jazz Piano.” ©TSVP Radio Theater Podcast/The Social Voice Project, Inc.  All rights reserved.

Kalee George (Director)

"I am a Pittsburgh native who has studied theatre at Niagara University, receiving a BFA in Theatre Performance with a minor in Theatre Design and Technology and a minor in English.  As a multifaceted performer, I also play multiple instruments and am very skilled at touting my skills without sounding awkward."

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“It’s a Wonderful Life, a Radio Play” adapted by Joe Landry


This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940’s broadcast.  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.  Add to your holiday celebrations by coming to see this Wonderful (pun intended) show.  Bring your family and friends, too.

Cast and Characters

Dan Simon as Freddie Filmore, Joseph, Old Man Gower, Henry F. Potter, Peter Bailey, Old Man Collins, Ed, Man, Bridge Keeper, Cop
Sean David Butler as Jake Laurents, George Bailey, Young George
Betsy Novotny as Sally Applewhite, Mary, Young Mary, Band Member
Jessica Pierson-Turner as Lana Sherwood, Violet Bick, Young Violet, Pete, Janie
Devin Marshall as Harry “Jazzbo” Heywood, Clarence, Harry Bailey, Young Harry, Sam Wainwright, Charlie, Martini, Tommy, Sheriff
Barbara Harrold as Rose Bailey, Matilda, Ruth Dakin Bailey, Mrs. Hatch, Mrs. Thompson, Sadie Vance
Jared W Lewis as Billy Bailey, Ernie, Dr. Campbell, Man, Horace the Teller, Mr. Welch, Nick
Lydia Richardson as Bert, ZuZu, Binky, Band Member
Harper York as Band Member
Dan DeSimone as Band Member
Stage Manager Krista Cantrell as Stage Manager
Directed by Kalee George
Play adapted by Joe Landry from the film “It’s a Wonderful Life”



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McKeesport Little Theater

The McKeesport Little Theater is a not-for-profit organization that delivers high quality theatrical productions and performing arts education to the residents of Southwestern Pennsylvania. The vision of McKeesport Little Theater is to be the premier destination in Western Pennsylvania for live entertainment, theater education, and cultural arts.
TSVP’s Radio Theater Podcast presents classic, contemporary, and original imaginative audio productions, including recorded, staged, and live streamed performances before live audiences.  In addition to showcasing performances, the podcast is dedicated to promoting and celebrating the craft of local theater.  In 2018, The Social Voice Project partnered with the Merrick Art Gallery and the Rochester Area Heritage Society to bring three radio-styled audio performances to Beaver County.
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