Wednesday, December 10, 2014

it's a wonderful life radio show | responses


"Pacific Theatre’s It’s a Wonderful Life Radio Show manages to enhance, rather than compete with the original. It is, in a word, brilliant. ... This show is a showcase for the remarkable range of its actors. Diana Squires is a vocal and physical chameleon who flips between hip-swinging Violet and pencil-pushing Cousin Tilly with the ease of a light switch. Chris Lam, whose singing is both beautiful and humorous, shines strongest in moments where the words are allowed to drip from his lips. His portrayal of Joseph, the wise senior angel, has the measured wisdom associated with a man twice his age. Finally, John Voth, playing George Bailey, astounds as his honey-toned tenor manages to evoke, without impersonating, Jimmy Stewart’s film performance." | Chelsey Stuyt, Vancouver Presents

"The cast is uniformly excellent ... the timing is perfect and the audience remains thoroughly engaged throughout." | Michael Pigeon, Vancouverscape


"The evening was more than I could ever have hoped for. It took me back to a time before I was born – but removed the trappings and busyness of my 21st century life – and helped re-orientate me to what is important in life.
The acting was so accurate, funny, professional…I loved it. Such a joy to be there. Get tickets before the chance is gone (there are even shows the week after Christmas too!) Thank you Pacific Theatre for an amazing experience." | Ann Mak, Audience Response

"Such a smart, sensitive and beautifully produced interpretation of this story." | Julia Lank, Audience Response

"The “radio show” is alive and well in the hands of director Sarah Rogers and adaptation aficionado Peter Church. In fact, you’ll likely be pleasantly surprised at how dramatic, vibrant, and animated this medium turns out to be when you “turn your dial” to tune in to Pacific Theatre’s production of the It’s a Wonderful Life Radio Show." | Roger Eberle, Review Vancouver

"I didn’t really think before going – we went because we had season tickets. To be honest, I am rather busy this time of year, and would have preferred to stay home…………..
But the evening was more than I could ever have hoped for. It took me back to a time before I was born – but removed the trappings and busyness of my 21st century life – and helped re-orientate me to what is important in life. The acting was so accurate, funny, professional…I loved it. Such a joy to be there. Get tickets before the chance is gone (there are even shows the week after Christmas too!) Thank you Pacific Theatre for an amazing experience." | Ann Mak, Audience Response

"This Radio Show version of the classic hits all the right notes of the original, then adds some charm. The 40′s jingles are fantastic and watching how the sound effects are made just adds to the fun. Adorable Clarence, conflicted George, befuddled uncle Billy – they’re all there, bright and beautiful. This play put a new shine on an old friend. Bravo and Merry Christmas!" - Lorri Romhanyi, Audience Response

3 comments:

Barbara C said...

We attended last night's performance and it surpassed all expectations. The performances were professional, heartfelt, genuine and delightful. Despite having seen the movie how many times, I was moved to tears at the end. Wonderful, wonderful! Thank you!

Barbara C said...

We attended last night's performance and it surpassed all expectations. The performances were professional, heartfelt, genuine and delightful. Despite having seen the movie how many times, I was moved to tears at the end. Wonderful, wonderful! Thank you!

Barbara C said...

We attended last night's performance and it surpassed all expectations. The performances were professional, heartfelt, genuine and delightful. Despite having seen the movie how many times, I was moved to tears at the end. Wonderful, wonderful! Thank you!