It's a Wonderful Life: Live at the Biograph!, directed by ABT Ensemble member Marty Higginbotham, is now playing through December 30 at Victory Gardens Biograph Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. BroadwayWorld has a first look of highlights below!
The press/opening night performance is Thursday, Nov. 29 at 7 p.m. Tickets are on sale for $19-$49 through the box office (773) 871-3000 or online at americanbluestheater.com. The performance schedule is Thursdays and Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 5 and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. An additional holiday performance is scheduled for Wednesday Dec. 26 at 8 p.m. Valet parking is available for $12. For more information visit www.americanbluestheater.com.
Saturday, Dec. 8 at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. – Celebrate Hanukkah
In addition to the post-show activities, all children, ages 12 years and younger, receive a keepsake from the production.
Sunday, Dec. 9 at 2:30 p.m. It's A Wonderful Life Memorabilia Display and 100th Performance
American Blues Theater welcomes Grayslake native, Richard Goodson, to the Biograph to display selections from his 4,000-piece collection of It's a Wonderful Life collectables, the world's largest collection of artifacts from the Holiday movie classic, for their 100th performance of their Biograph production. Goodson will also be available to meet with the audience and talk about his beloved collection from one of the most popular movies of all time.
Goodson's extensive and valuable collection is part of a day of celebrations marking this milestone. Immediately following the 2:30 p.m. production, the audience is invited to stay for a 100th performance party that includes, in addition to the post-performance events, every member of the audience takes home a collectible keepsake.
Thursday, Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. – Depression During the Holidays
Dr. David Castro-Blanco of the Professional School of Pscychatry is speaking before the 7:30 p.m. production about depression during the holidays, how to recognize signs of depression and how to counteract its effects.
Saturday, Dec. 22 at 5 p.m. – Santa Claus Visits the Production
At the production and during the meet and greet, Santa Claus makes an appearance and gives all children, ages 12 years and younger, a keepsake.