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TRAVEL & ENTERTAINMENT: Contra Costa Civic Theatre Presents Livestream Production of “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play”

Nov 20, 2020
Half the fun of being in the audience for an old-time radio program is getting to watch the foley artist create the sounds that help to tell the story. These masters of auditory illusion spark one’s imaginations with gadgets unusual or commonplace, making one believe that we're birdwatching, or stuck in big city traffic, or hearing a baby cry.

Contra Costa Civic Theatre’s foley artist, Don Tieck (musical director), creates all of the sound effects for its upcoming production of “It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play.” One of the favorites is a hand-cranked police siren for the moment when Bert finds George on the bridge toward the end of the play.

CCCT's livestream production of “It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” takes to the airwaves as performances begin Friday, November 27 and continue through December 20. Broadcast times are Fridays and Saturdays at 7pm and Sundays at 2pm.

“It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play,” with a stellar cast, including Kim Donovan, Merrill Grant, Keith Jefferds, Don Tieck, Kendall Tieck, and Fred Pitts, brings home the timeless message that ‘no man is a failure who has friends.’ George Bailey’s Christmas Eve crisis of faith brings about the intervention of his guardian angel Clarence, who shows George all the lives he has touched, and how different life in his community of Bedford Falls would be if he had never been born.

Known as one of the best holiday shows, CCT’s production brings new meaning and a fantastic new sound to this heartwarming story of goodwill and good cheer in the face of adversity.

Approximate running time is 90 minutes, plus 30 minutes pre-show. For tickets or more information please visit ccct@ccct.org.


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