December 5, 2001 | Houston Grand Opera
It's a Wonderful Life
Composer:Janis Dunson Wilson
Librettist:Marcy Telles
Synopsis
The beloved classic movie takes a musical turn. From the early days of youth, George Bailey put his live on hold for the good of others, and now he's facing ruin. A trip into his past must help him come to terms with a life well lived.

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Approximate Runtime (hh:mm)
01:20

Number of Acts
2

Musical Style
Traditional musical theater for children, youth, and adults

Vocal & Musical Forces
5 principal roles, 6 secondary roles, ensemble/chorus; piano, drums, flute

Original Cast
Matt Lamos as The Narrator, William Wilson as Young George, Devon Diffenderfer as Young Bert, Chris Long as Mr. Gower (the Bore), Mica Burnes as Young Violet/Angela; Grace Wick as Young Ellie; Kailey Hewitt as Young Mary, Dominic Williams as Young Harry/Jonathan, Nick Herman as George Bailey, Allo Gilinsky as Bert, Elena Marella as Violet, Lara Konwinski as Elly, Kira Dillis DeSurra as Mary, Chris Irwin as Harry Bailey, Kirsten Creamer as Ma Bailey, Obreanna McReynolds as Aunt Billy, Eric Brumbaugh as Mr. Potter, Lauren Sell as Ruth, Lara Konwinski as Mary's Mom, Sophie Martin as Mrs. Martini, Vanessa Bautista as Bank Examiner, Emily Marsh as Zuzu Bailey, Dante DeCarli as Petie Bailey, Julie Jizrawi as Janie Bailey, Julia Martin as Joanne Bailey


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