Theatre In Chicago      
Your Source For What's On Stage In Chicago 

   Quick Search
Search by date:

  It's a Wonderful Life at American Theater Company

It's a Wonderful Life

American Theater Company
1909 W Byron Chicago

The perfect choice for the family at holiday time, it's the classic story lovingly performed as a period radio play complete with commercial breaks and live Foley sound effects. ATC's celebrated Ensemble brings the town of Bedford Falls to life, with free milk and cookies after every performance!

Thru - Dec 30, 2007

Wednesdays: 8:00pm
Thursdays: 8:00pm
Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 4:00pm & 8:00pm
Sundays: 3:00pm & 6:00pm

Price: $20-$40

Show Type: Comedy/Drama

Box Office: 773-409-4125

Running Time: 1hr 35mins; no intermission

American Theater Company Seating Chart

Nearby Restaurants

  It's a Wonderful Life Reviews
  • Highly Recommended
  • Recommended
  • Somewhat Recommended
  • Not Recommended

Daily Herald - Recommended

"...Though it's a radio broadcast staging, director Marty Higginbotham at times wisely ignores the boundaries imposed by the microphones to have the characters physically interact with each other, such as when Jim Leaming, playing protagonist George Bailey, sidles up to Kate Berry, playing sweet small-town girl Mary, and they exchange steamy looks."
Read Full Review

Pam DeFiglio

Time Out Chicago - Highly Recommended

"...The note-perfect cast members (playing í40s versions of themselves playing the characters) poke gentle fun at their own aw-shucksness, but mostly they stick to the winning script. James Leaming gets Georgeís frustrated decency exactly right, but heís only the center of a spot-on ensemble. Bring a hanky."
Read Full Review

Kris Vire

ChicagoCritic - Highly Recommended

"...Iíd take the entire family to see this faithful to the movie live radio show. Kids will marvel at the production values of the ATC cast as much as they will relate to the wholesomeness of this American fable. Itís A Wonderful Life presents 95 minutes of holiday joy. Itíll leave you feeling warm and fuzzy."
Read Full Review

Tom Williams

Twitter Follow Us On Twitter