The holiday season has arrived, and it wouldn’t be Christmas without a showing of the classic film “It’s A Wonderful Life”.
This year, we must have been extra good in Portland, because we’ve been gifted with a live on-stage version of the radio version of this holiday favorite. The show will re-create, in its entirety, the original 1947 broadcast of Lux Radio Theater's "It's a Wonderful Life", including the commercials, guest star interviews, and live music.
The kind folks at Fake Radio, who have been performing this show annually in Southern California since 1999, are bringing the production to the Portland area for the first time. There will be three performances – next Monday and Tuesday, December 11th and 12th, at Portland’s Alberta Rose Theatre, and next Wednesday, December 13th at the Vault Theater in Hillsboro.
Fake Radio’s artistic director, David Koff, is here in the KBOO studios to give us a preview. And calling in, we’re fortunate to have one of the actors in the show – Kevin McDonald of the legendary sketch comedy troupe The Kids in the Hall.