Civic Theater Guild to live-steam ‘Wonderful Life’

With a nod to the unique circumstances of the 2020 holiday season, Sheridan’s Civic Theater Guild will present “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” as a live-stream presentation this weekend.

The classic Christmas story about a guardian angel who shows a man how much his family and friends need him will be brought to life as a 1940s radio broadcast from the Mars Black Box at the WYO Theater.

Performances will be streamed at 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and 2 p.m. Monday.

Jami Lance, who’s Civic Theater Guild president and production co-director, said the guild wanted to offer its usual dose of holiday cheer while keeping the audience, actors and volunteers as safe as possible. Lance said the decision was that a live-streamed, old-timey radio play would be the best of both worlds.

Directed by Lance and Grace Cannon, a Sheridan resident and Civic Theater Guild board member, the play features performances by John Goodell, Patrick Cossel, Pollyanna Averett, Ian Wallace, Allyson Harvey, Jessica Winner, Emerson Fuhrman and Colin Vielhauer.

Tickets to the performance are $25 and can be purchased online at

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