BTE Holiday Performance of "Merry Christmas, George Bailey!"

Holiday Happenings

November 27, 2021 to December 27, 2021

Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble/Alvina Krause Theatre

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Merry Christmas, George Bailey! 

Inspired by The Lux Radio Theatre broadcast of It's A Wonderful Life
Adapted by James Goode
Music by William Decker

Join us in the studios of WBTE Radio for our recreation of a 1940s radio broadcast, complete with singing commercials, sound effects, and audience participation. Since its premiere in 2002, this BTE original adaptation has warmed holiday hearts from Allentown to South Dakota. The time is right to welcome the beloved story back to Bloomsburg; how one person's seemingly ordinary life is revealed to be, in fact, extraordinary.

Step into another time and place for a retelling of one of America’s most cherished holiday stories. Inspired by the 1947 Lux Radio Theatre Broadcast of “It’s A Wonderful Life”, this holiday season Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble will present Merry Christmas, George Bailey!

Directed by Elizabeth Dowd, Merry Christmas, George Bailey! runs from November 26th through December 27th. In the spirit of the giving season, admission to the show on Friday, November 26th, at 2 pm, will be one or more items of non-perishable food which will be collected and donated to Bloomsburg’s Food Cupboard. Admission to the show on Saturday, November 27th at 2 pm, is a reduced price matinee at $14 per ticket. Season tickets and subscription packages can be purchased by visiting BTE’s website or by calling the BTE Box Office at 570-784-8181, and do not hesitate to leave a message. Single tickets are on sale now. 

Special School matinees are available for school students in grades 4th and above. Matinees are available on the following dates: 

December 2nd, 7th, 8th, 9th, 14th, 15th, 16th, and 21st. All matinees begin at 10 am. Matinee ticket prices are $9.50 per individual. Matinees fill quickly! For booking information, contact BTE’s School Programs Director, Paula Henry at 570-458-4075 or email [email protected]






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