It's a Wonderful Life - The Musical

It's a Wonderful Life - The Musical
adapted by Keith Ferguson, Bruce Greer

Productions (91)
  • Musical
  • 135 - 150 minutes
  • 17 f, 23 m, 2 either (30-50 actors possible: 8-27 f, 14-33 m)
  • Set: Multiple indoor and outdoor scenes. Can be staged with minimal set pieces and furniture, or with elaborate full sets.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-121-8

It's a Wonderful Life - The Musical
adapted by Keith Ferguson, Bruce Greer

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Productions (91)
  • Musical
  • 135 - 150 minutes
  • 17 f, 23 m, 2 either (30-50 actors possible: 8-27 f, 14-33 m)
  • Set: Multiple indoor and outdoor scenes. Can be staged with minimal set pieces and furniture, or with elaborate full sets.

Based on the beloved 1946 film, this musical faithfully follows George Bailey's life from his childhood dreams to his midlife disappointments and beyond, as we all take a journey to discover whether his life has mattered at all. Cinematically scored and theatrically staged, this adaptation breathes musical life into a familiar story, while retaining the warmth, humor, and pathos of the original. A new holiday classic for devotees and newcomers alike. Read More

Play Details

Based on the beloved 1946 film, this musical faithfully follows George Bailey's life from his childhood dreams to his midlife disappointments and beyond, as we all take a journey to discover whether his life has mattered at all. Cinematically scored and theatrically staged, this adaptation breathes musical life into a familiar story, while retaining the warmth, humor, and pathos of the original. A new holiday classic for devotees and newcomers alike.

For more information, visit the playwrights' page for It's a Wonderful Life -- The Musical.

  • Musical
  • 135 - 150 minutes
  • 17 f, 23 m, 2 either (30-50 actors possible: 8-27 f, 14-33 m)
  • Set: Multiple indoor and outdoor scenes. Can be staged with minimal set pieces and furniture, or with elaborate full sets.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-121-8
Production Packages Include

  • 30 librettos (the book and lyrics)
  • 20 vocal score
  • 1 piano/vocal score
  • 1 cast recording CD
  • 1 accompaniment CD

Pricing and other details are provided during the order process. Higher quantities of some items may be purchased.

Orchestral Parts

1 full conductors score
1 bass score
1 cello score
1 harp score
1 horn score
1 percussion score
1 trombone score
1 trumpet score
1 viola score
1 violin 1&2 score
1 woodwind 1 score
1 woodwind 2 score
1 woodwind 3 score
1 woodwind 4 score

Published Reviews

"Audiences are going to be enormously entertained by this enjoyable show. It's a crowd pleaser you don't want to miss!"

Ruby Nancy, Quad-City Times (Indiana)

"The score, by Keith Ferguson and Bruce Greer, is slick and often memorable. The musical numbers and Mr. Greer's lush orchestrations are consistently impressive."

Tom Sime, The Dallas Morning News

"The 'Best Holiday Show' award goes to Quad City Music Guild's inspiring It's a Wonderful Life!"

Ruby Nancy, Quad-City Times (Indiana)

"...the children in the audience appeared to watch with rapt attention. We all did . . . the challenge of breathing new life into a story that most of us probably know far too well; familiarity with Frank Capra's movie may bring audiences to the theatre, but good luck getting us to stop thinking of the movie during its performance. Based on the enthusiastic -- and more than deserved -- standing ovation that greeted [the] curtain call, however, I doubt that any of us still had Capra on the brain. The crowd may have attended the show already loving It's a Wonderful Life, but quickly enough, it was clear that what we were loving was this particular It's a Wonderful Life."

The River Cities Reader (Illinois)

Production History

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Location
DEC 01, 2017 - DEC 10, 2017
Portland Civic Players
Portland, MI United States
Portland Civic Players Portland, MI United States
NOV 24, 2017 - DEC 17, 2017
The Woodland Opera House
WOODLAND, CA United States
The Woodland Opera House WOODLAND, CA United States
NOV 24, 2017 - DEC 17, 2017
Chico Theater Company
Chico, CA United States
Chico Theater Company Chico, CA United States
DEC 15, 2016 - DEC 17, 2016
Yavapai College
Prescott, AZ United States
Yavapai College Prescott, AZ United States
DEC 09, 2016 - DEC 11, 2016
Cornerstone Church
Bowie, MD United States
Cornerstone Church Bowie, MD United States
DEC 02, 2016 - DEC 04, 2016
Ray County Community Arts Asso.
Richmond, MO United States
Ray County Community Arts Asso. Richmond, MO United States
DEC 01, 2016 - DEC 04, 2016
Verona Area Community Theater
Verona, WI United States
Verona Area Community Theater Verona, WI United States
DEC 01, 2016 - DEC 04, 2016
Stained Glass Theater Joplin
Joplin, MO United States
Stained Glass Theater Joplin Joplin, MO United States
NOV 25, 2016 - DEC 31, 2016
Brighams Playhouse
Washington, UT United States
Brighams Playhouse Washington, UT United States
APR 22, 2016 - APR 23, 2016
HST Cultural Arts (Home School Talents)
Rockville, MD United States
HST Cultural Arts (Home School Talents) Rockville, MD United States
DEC 15, 2015 - DEC 18, 2015
Pittsburg High School Choir
Pittsburg, TX United States
Pittsburg High School Choir Pittsburg, TX United States
DEC 13, 2015 - DEC 13, 2015
Church Hill United Methodist
Lewistown, PA United States
Church Hill United Methodist Lewistown, PA United States
DEC 10, 2015 - DEC 19, 2015
4 Kidz Sake Of Wichita Falls
Wichita Falls, TX United States
4 Kidz Sake Of Wichita Falls Wichita Falls, TX United States
DEC 10, 2015 - DEC 13, 2015
Bethel Free Church
Fargo, ND United States
Bethel Free Church Fargo, ND United States
DEC 04, 2015 - DEC 05, 2015
Eastern View High School Theatre
Culpeper, VA United States
Eastern View High School Theatre Culpeper, VA United States
DEC 04, 2015 - DEC 19, 2015
Theatre In The Country
Maple Ridge, BC Canada
Theatre In The Country Maple Ridge, BC Canada
DEC 02, 2015 - DEC 27, 2015
Ocean State Theatre Company
Warwick, RI United States
Ocean State Theatre Company Warwick, RI United States
NOV 27, 2015 - DEC 06, 2015
Texas Theatre Seguin
Seguin, TX United States
Texas Theatre Seguin Seguin, TX United States
NOV 20, 2015 - NOV 21, 2015
Lake Center Christian School
Hartville, OH United States
Lake Center Christian School Hartville, OH United States
NOV 10, 2015 - JAN 02, 2016
Brighams Playhouse
Washington, UT United States
Brighams Playhouse Washington, UT United States
OCT 23, 2015 - OCT 25, 2015
Lake Plains Players
Middleport, NY United States
Lake Plains Players Middleport, NY United States
DEC 18, 2014 - DEC 21, 2014
First Baptist Church
Marion, IL United States
First Baptist Church Marion, IL United States
DEC 12, 2014 - DEC 21, 2014
Theatre Guild of Rockingham County
Reidsville, NC United States
Theatre Guild of Rockingham County Reidsville, NC United States
DEC 12, 2014 - DEC 14, 2014
Skiatook Public Schools
Skiatook, OK United States
Skiatook Public Schools Skiatook, OK United States
DEC 12, 2014 - DEC 20, 2014
Woodland Park Baptist Church
Ringgold, GA United States
Woodland Park Baptist Church Ringgold, GA United States
DEC 11, 2014 - DEC 14, 2014
Turning Point Open Bible Church
Spokane, WA United States
Turning Point Open Bible Church Spokane, WA United States
DEC 11, 2014 - DEC 28, 2014
Randall Theatre Company
Medford, OR United States
Randall Theatre Company Medford, OR United States
DEC 10, 2014 - DEC 12, 2014
Bonneville High School
Idaho Falls, ID United States
Bonneville High School Idaho Falls, ID United States
DEC 05, 2014 - DEC 07, 2014
Hope Harbor Church
Murray, KY United States
Hope Harbor Church Murray, KY United States
DEC 05, 2014 - DEC 08, 2014
Chillicothe Civic Theatre
Chillicothe, OH United States
Chillicothe Civic Theatre Chillicothe, OH United States
DEC 05, 2014 - DEC 14, 2014
Sierra Pines Church
Oakhurst, CA United States
Sierra Pines Church Oakhurst, CA United States
DEC 05, 2014 - DEC 06, 2014
Greenridge Baptist Church
Boyds, MD United States
Greenridge Baptist Church Boyds, MD United States
DEC 04, 2014 - DEC 07, 2014
The Sky Is The Limit
Baltimore, MD United States
The Sky Is The Limit Baltimore, MD United States
DEC 04, 2014 - DEC 07, 2014
From The Heart Theater Group
Twin Falls, ID United States
From The Heart Theater Group Twin Falls, ID United States
DEC 04, 2014 - DEC 14, 2014
Blue Springs City Theatre
Blue Springs, MO United States
Blue Springs City Theatre Blue Springs, MO United States
DEC 04, 2014 - DEC 05, 2014
Kadoka Area School District
Kadoka, SD United States
Kadoka Area School District Kadoka, SD United States
DEC 03, 2014 - DEC 28, 2014
Sacramento Theatre Company
Sacramento, CA United States
Sacramento Theatre Company Sacramento, CA United States
NOV 29, 2014 - DEC 07, 2014
The Texas Theatre
Seguin, TX United States
The Texas Theatre Seguin, TX United States
NOV 21, 2014 - NOV 23, 2014
The Neighborhood Acting Company Inc.
Ontario Center, NY United States
The Neighborhood Acting Company Inc. Ontario Center, NY United States
NOV 20, 2014 - NOV 22, 2014
Patrick Henry College
Purcellville, VA United States
Patrick Henry College Purcellville, VA United States
NOV 14, 2014 - JAN 03, 2015
Brigham's Playhouse
Washington, UT United States
Brigham's Playhouse Washington, UT United States
AUG 08, 2014 - AUG 10, 2014
Lubbock Chrsitian University
Lubbock, TX United States
Lubbock Chrsitian University Lubbock, TX United States
DEC 22, 2013 - DEC 22, 2013
Church Hill United Methodist
Lewistown, PA United States
Church Hill United Methodist Lewistown, PA United States
DEC 20, 2013 - DEC 22, 2013
Talent Team Performing Arts
Mesa, AZ United States
Talent Team Performing Arts Mesa, AZ United States
DEC 13, 2013 - DEC 14, 2013
Masterworks School of the Arts
Mooresville, NC United States
Masterworks School of the Arts Mooresville, NC United States
DEC 12, 2013 - DEC 15, 2013
Ross Ragland Theater
Klamath Falls, OR United States
Ross Ragland Theater Klamath Falls, OR United States
DEC 12, 2013 - DEC 15, 2013
First Baptist Church
Marion, IL United States
First Baptist Church Marion, IL United States
DEC 06, 2013 - DEC 15, 2013
Sampson Community Theatre
Clinton, NC United States
Sampson Community Theatre Clinton, NC United States
DEC 06, 2013 - DEC 15, 2013
North Heights Lutheran Church
Arden Hills, MN United States
North Heights Lutheran Church Arden Hills, MN United States
DEC 06, 2013 - DEC 08, 2013
First Assembly of God
Delphi, IN United States
First Assembly of God Delphi, IN United States
DEC 06, 2013 - DEC 08, 2013
Bemus Point United Methodist Church
Bemus Point , NY United States
Bemus Point United Methodist Church Bemus Point , NY United States
DEC 06, 2013 - DEC 15, 2013
Manistee Civic Players
Manistee, MI United States
Manistee Civic Players Manistee, MI United States
DEC 05, 2013 - DEC 08, 2013
Augustine Christian Academy
Tulsa, OK United States
Augustine Christian Academy Tulsa, OK United States
DEC 05, 2013 - DEC 21, 2013
Western Wyoming Community College
Rock Springs, WY United States
Western Wyoming Community College Rock Springs, WY United States
NOV 29, 2013 - NOV 30, 2013
Starlight Mountain Theatre
Kuna, ID United States
Starlight Mountain Theatre Kuna, ID United States
NOV 29, 2013 - DEC 07, 2013
South Shore Theatre Experience
West Islip, NY United States
South Shore Theatre Experience West Islip, NY United States
NOV 28, 2013 - DEC 21, 2013
Cutting Edge Production
Nuangola , PA United States
Cutting Edge Production Nuangola , PA United States
NOV 27, 2013 - DEC 22, 2013
Sacramento Theatre Company
Sacramento, CA United States
Sacramento Theatre Company Sacramento, CA United States
NOV 22, 2013 - NOV 24, 2013
First Baptist Church
Oklahoma City, OK United States
First Baptist Church Oklahoma City, OK United States
NOV 21, 2013 - NOV 23, 2013
Church Of Jesus Christ LDS/Lake Oswego Oregon Stake
Lake Oswego, OR United States
Church Of Jesus Christ LDS/Lake Oswego Oregon Stake Lake Oswego, OR United States
DEC 15, 2012 - DEC 16, 2012
West Acres Baptist Church
Evans, GA United States
West Acres Baptist Church Evans, GA United States
DEC 07, 2012 - DEC 08, 2012
Coudersport School District
Coudersport, PA United States
Coudersport School District Coudersport, PA United States
DEC 07, 2012 - DEC 16, 2012
North Heights Lutheran Church
Arden Hills, MN United States
North Heights Lutheran Church Arden Hills, MN United States
DEC 07, 2012 - DEC 15, 2012
Walnut Hill Community Church
Bethel, CT United States
Walnut Hill Community Church Bethel, CT United States
NOV 30, 2012 - DEC 01, 2012
St. Paul's United Methodist Church
Las Cruces, NM United States
St. Paul's United Methodist Church Las Cruces, NM United States
NOV 30, 2012 - DEC 08, 2012
First Presbyterian Church
Sparta, NJ United States
First Presbyterian Church Sparta, NJ United States
NOV 29, 2012 - DEC 02, 2012
Quad City Music Guild
Moline, IL United States
Quad City Music Guild Moline, IL United States
NOV 23, 2012 - DEC 16, 2012
Camino Real Playhouse
San Juan Capistrano, CA United States
Camino Real Playhouse San Juan Capistrano, CA United States
NOV 09, 2012 - NOV 10, 2012
Christ Chapel Academy
Woodbridge, VA United States
Christ Chapel Academy Woodbridge, VA United States
DEC 09, 2011 - DEC 18, 2011
First United Methodist Church
Shreveport, LA United States
First United Methodist Church Shreveport, LA United States
DEC 09, 2011 - DEC 10, 2011
Greencastle Christian Church
Greencastle, IN United States
Greencastle Christian Church Greencastle, IN United States
DEC 09, 2011 - DEC 11, 2011
Chapelgate Theatrics
Marriottsville, MD United States
Chapelgate Theatrics Marriottsville, MD United States
DEC 09, 2011 - DEC 11, 2011
Bishop Denis J. O'Connell High School
Arlington, VA United States
Bishop Denis J. O'Connell High School Arlington, VA United States
DEC 08, 2011 - DEC 11, 2011
First Baptist Church
Oklahoma City, OK United States
First Baptist Church Oklahoma City, OK United States
DEC 08, 2011 - DEC 08, 2011
Family Life
Bath, NY United States
Family Life Bath, NY United States
DEC 03, 2011 - DEC 11, 2011
Sampson Community Theatre
Autryville, NC United States
Sampson Community Theatre Autryville, NC United States
DEC 02, 2011 - DEC 09, 2011
Grace United Methodist Church
Piqua, OH United States
Grace United Methodist Church Piqua, OH United States
NOV 12, 2011 - DEC 11, 2011
Family Life
Bath, NY United States
Family Life Bath, NY United States
NOV 10, 2011 - DEC 10, 2011
Family Life
Bath, NY United States
Family Life Bath, NY United States
DEC 01, 2009 - DEC 31, 2009
Kalamazoo Civic Theater
Kalamazoo, MI United States
Kalamazoo Civic Theater Kalamazoo, MI United States
DEC 01, 2009 - DEC 31, 2009
Aiken Community Playhouse
Aiken, SC United States
Aiken Community Playhouse Aiken, SC United States
DEC 01, 2009 - DEC 31, 2009
Topeka Civic Theater
Topeka, KS United States
Topeka Civic Theater Topeka, KS United States
DEC 01, 2009 - DEC 31, 2009
Fort Findlay Playhouse
Findlay, OH United States
Fort Findlay Playhouse Findlay, OH United States
DEC 01, 2008 - DEC 31, 2008
Tecumseh Center for the Arts
Tecumseh, MI United States
Tecumseh Center for the Arts Tecumseh, MI United States
DEC 01, 2008 - DEC 31, 2008
Nelson County High School
Bardstown, KY United States
Nelson County High School Bardstown, KY United States
DEC 01, 2008 - DEC 31, 2009
Paramount Baptist Church
Amarillo, TX United States
Paramount Baptist Church Amarillo, TX United States
DEC 01, 2006 - DEC 31, 2006
Quad-Cities Music Guild
Moline, IL United States
Quad-Cities Music Guild Moline, IL United States
DEC 01, 2006 - DEC 31, 2006
The Salerno Theater
Tampa, FL United States
The Salerno Theater Tampa, FL United States
DEC 01, 2005 - DEC 31, 2009
First Baptist Church
Atlanta, GA United States
First Baptist Church Atlanta, GA United States
DEC 01, 2005 - DEC 31, 2007
Bucks County Playhouse
Bucks County, PA United States
Bucks County Playhouse Bucks County, PA United States
DEC 01, 1998 - DEC 31, 2002
The Majestic Theater
Dallas, TX United States
The Majestic Theater Dallas, TX United States
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DEC 01, 2017 - DEC 10, 2017
Portland Civic Players
Portland, MI United States
Portland Civic Players Portland, MI United States
NOV 24, 2017 - DEC 17, 2017
The Woodland Opera House
WOODLAND, CA United States
The Woodland Opera House WOODLAND, CA United States
NOV 24, 2017 - DEC 17, 2017
Chico Theater Company
Chico, CA United States
Chico Theater Company Chico, CA United States
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DEC 02, 2015 - DEC 27, 2015
Ocean State Theatre Company
Warwick, RI United States
Ocean State Theatre Company Warwick, RI United States
DEC 03, 2014 - DEC 28, 2014
Sacramento Theatre Company
Sacramento, CA United States
Sacramento Theatre Company Sacramento, CA United States
NOV 27, 2013 - DEC 22, 2013
Sacramento Theatre Company
Sacramento, CA United States
Sacramento Theatre Company Sacramento, CA United States
DEC 01, 2009 - DEC 31, 2009
Kalamazoo Civic Theater
Kalamazoo, MI United States
Kalamazoo Civic Theater Kalamazoo, MI United States
DEC 01, 2009 - DEC 31, 2009
Topeka Civic Theater
Topeka, KS United States
Topeka Civic Theater Topeka, KS United States
DEC 01, 2008 - DEC 31, 2008
Tecumseh Center for the Arts
Tecumseh, MI United States
Tecumseh Center for the Arts Tecumseh, MI United States
DEC 01, 2006 - DEC 31, 2006
The Salerno Theater
Tampa, FL United States
The Salerno Theater Tampa, FL United States
DEC 01, 2005 - DEC 31, 2007
Bucks County Playhouse
Bucks County, PA United States
Bucks County Playhouse Bucks County, PA United States