Theatre Thursday

Mixing the Magic of Christmas and Live Theatre – WOU It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

Yesterday I went to see a sweet production of “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” at Western Oregon University. They open for a short run tonight. Their sweet show ends this weekend.

There are few things that can touch the magic of Christmas with the magic of live theatre. To experience the magic of theatre all we need to do is to go, sit down and completely immerse yourself into a different world. Watching live theatre we become a part of the performance as we make connections to the actors on stage and fellow audience members. Live theatre transports us to different places and times – sometimes surrounded by dazzling costumes, breathtaking sets and mood-enhancing lighting – and introduces us to new and unique perspectives. I believe in the magic of live theatre.

Yesterday I was transported to years gone by, to a simpler time. WOU’s production of “It’s a Wonderful Life…” whisk me away with an absolutely stunning set, pleasing lighting, fun performances, a timeless story, and the spirit of Christmas! It was delightful to see many in the cast that I currently teach or have taught in the past. I loved sitting near a few friends and acquaintances and making connections as we all enjoyed a story that we all know and love.

I love supporting growing artists. Theatre people are some of the most talented people I know. To be considered a strong artist in the theatre profession you must be strong in acting, singing, dancing, and creating. I love being a part of their journey.

If you live near Western Oregon University I would strongly recommend making a date to see this production this weekend. I promise that you will be immersed in both the spirit of Christmas and the magic of live theatre!

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