72 years later, Fake Radio is thrilled to recreate that entire 1947 CBS radio broadcast — commercials and all! — for live audiences. Doors open at 7pm | BUY TICKETS!
“It’s a Wonderful Life” – George Bailey spends his life sacrificing his dreams for the good of others in the town of Bedford Falls despite the relentless pressure from the town’s evil millionaire, Mr. Potter. Then, one Christmas Eve, George becomes emotionally broken after his uncle misplaces $8000 that his business needs to stay afloat. His guardian angel, Clarence, falls to Earth — literally — and shows him the value and meaning of George’s life and how he’s touched so many others. The 1946 film was so popular, that it was re-written for the radio and broadcast in 1947 for the Lux Radio Theatre. Jimmy Stewart reprised his role as George Bailey in the radio adaptation.
Featuring top talent from Portland and Los Angeles, Fake Radio re-enacts historic radio shows the old-fashioned way: dressed in period clothing and standing with scripts in hand in front of old microphones. Sound and music effects will make you feel like you’re watching a live radio show taping from the 1940s. We’ll even re-create the old commercials! Just be ready for the cast to occasionally go off-script!
For almost 20 years, “Fake Radio” has been delighting audiences and critics alike with their unique recreations of classic radio shows from 1938 – 1958. Their shows transport audiences back in time to a live taping of an old-time-radio show. The troupe performs in the same fashion popularized during the Golden Age: cast members dress in period clothing, standing before old microphones, scripts in hand, re-creating classic stories while all of the sound effects are perfectly synchronized. The troupe’s well-known hallmark is expertly blending the original broadcast scripts — including the absurd commercials! — with unexpected improvisation.