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Arts Club's It's A Wonderful Life brings spirit of the season to Granville Island

Jennifer Lines and Bob Frazer in the Arts Club Theatre Company’s production of It’s a Wonderful Life; Photo by David Cooper

Arts Club Theatre Company is about to make your life even more wonderful, with its much-adored production of It’s a Wonderful Life, at the Granville Island Stage, from November 26 to December 29, 2012.

“Every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings”. George Bailey (Bob Frazer) has a lovely wife (Jennifer Lines) and family, and performs countless good deeds for friends and townsfolk in Bedford Falls. Yet all that seems to count for naught when he faces financial adversity and a nemesis (Alec Willows). At George’s most woeful moment, his guardian angel, Clarence Oddbody (Bernard Cuffling), swoops in to remind him that faith, hope, and family make life truly wonderful.

Now in its fifth year, the productionhas filled more than 70,000 audience members with the spirit of season.


Jennifer Lines and Bob Frazer in the Arts Club Theatre Company’s production of It’s a Wonderful Life; Photo by David Cooper

While the show’s inspirational story and charm remain, some new cast members will help bring this holiday heart-warmer to life. Raphael Kepinski (Gowar), David Marr (Uncle Billy), and Andrew McNee (Bert/Ed) join the company along with five young stars—siblings Jordan Wessels (Young George Bailey) and Aidan Wessels (Young Henry Bailey), Hannah Brandon (Young Violet), Sophia Millar (Young Mary), and Rose Fulker as Zuzu.

By Philip Grecian. Based on the classic film by Frank Capra. Director Dean Paul Gibson. Starring Lindsey Angell, Eileen Barrett, Hannah Brandon, Jennifer Clement, Bernard Cuffling, Bob Frazer, Rose Fulker, Kyle Jespersen, Raphael Kepinski, Jennifer Lines, David Marr, Andrew McNee, Sophia Millar, Aidan Wessels, Jordan Wessels, Alec Willows. Set Designer Ted Roberts. Costume Designer Rebekka Sorensen. Lighting Designer Marsha Sibthorpe. Projection Designer Jamie Nesbitt. Sound Designer Neil Weisensel. Dramaturg Rachel Ditor. Stage Manager Pamela Jakobs. Assistant Stage Manager Sarah Pearson. Apprentice Stage Manager Kelley Cheetham.

Arts Club Theatre Company’s It’s a Wonderful Life at the Granville Island Stage (1585 Johnston Street) from November 26 to December 29, 2012. Monday & Tuesday at 7:30 pm, Wednesday–Saturday at 8 pm, and Wednesday & Saturday at 2 pm. Tickets are $29 to $49, inclusive of taxes and fees. Call the Arts Club Box Office at 604-687-1644 or visit artsclub.com.

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