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It’s a Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago!


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American Blues Theater presents

It’s a Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago!

November 20 – December 27, 2015
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Thursday & Friday at 7:30pm
Saturday at 4:30pm* & 7:30pm
Sunday at 2:30pm
*No Saturday matinee on 11/21

Special performances:
Sunday 12/20 at 5:30pm
Wednesday 12/23 at 2:30pm


Dean Richards, WGN Recommended!

Top 5 Holiday shows – CBS Chicago

“perfect Christmas Theater” – NewCity

“with heartwarming clarity” – Chicago Tribune

As seen on WGN, CBS Chicago, NBC, WXRT, WBEZ, WBBM, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Magazine, Newcity, Chicago Reader, TimeOut Chicago, Windy City Times, and much more!

Join the American Blues family as they take you back to a 1940s radio broadcast of Frank Capra’s holiday classic – It’s a Wonderful Life with live Foley sound effects, an original score, and a critically-acclaimed cast of eight that bring the entire town of Bedford Falls to life. Critics called this production “perfect Christmas theater” and “first-class holiday fare.” 

In addition to the heart-warming story performed, the production includes 1940s-style commercials from actual local sponsors, holiday carols, telegrams from the audience read live on the stage, the “Soldier Spotlight”, when American Blues Theater honors one serviceman or servicewoman per performance, and after the show, the entire audience is invited to join the cast and crew for milk and cookies.

This show runs approximately 80 minutes without an intermission.