The radio-on-stage production of It's a Wonderful Life is presented annually by the not-for-profit arts-supporting organization The NOLA Voice Talent Foundation, and features experienced New Orleans performers who donate their time and expertise to the production to raise funds for the community in and around the New Orleans region.
Crescent City Sound Chorus (pictured above) is a membership organization of female singers who “get out and sing for our community”, with over 45 singers of all ages, all walks of life, and from all parts of the South Louisiana area.
The chorus was a medal winner at the 2012 Sweet Adelines Region 10 Competition held in Houston, TX, where they were awarded 2nd Place in Mid-Size Chorus, 3rd Place Overall out of 17 choruses, Audience Choice Award, and the Marketing Award.
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As in previous years' productions of It's a Wonderful Life by NOLA Voice Talent, this version is written by Los Angeles writer Tony Palermo with musical score by Jonathan Green, both of whom donate the use of their works for this annual production at no charge to support the New Orleans community and the region.
The benefit performances, inaugurated in 2009, have now raised around $7,000 from ticket sales and sponsorships, and these funds have been donated to Common Ground Relief, for greater New Orleans re-generation; to The Tipitina’s Foundation Instruments A Comin' program to increase youth participation in the Greater New Orleans area school music programs by providing new instruments; and to The NOLA Voice Talent Foundation to provide affordable opportunities for performers throughout southern Louisiana.
Stephen James, founder and executive director of NOLA Voice Talent and the show's Producer and Director, was delighted with the support of businesses and organizations throughout the regionwho provided sponsorship and support servies for the production.
“This annual benefit performance has established a permanent niche in the entertainment scene in New Orleans and has provided significant support to the community in the region."
Above: Clarence, Angel Second-class (Stephen James, left) receives his orders from the Superintendent of Angels (Richard Louis).
Right: Mary Bailey (Lorraine Le Blanc) tries her pursuasive powers on George Bailey (Bill Lee)
Above left: Paul Watson and Artemis Preeshl. Above right: Shirley Tregre and Bill Lee.
The fourth annual benefit production
to support the performing arts
in New Orleans & region
When: SATURDAY December 15th, 2012, 7:00pm (Doors open 6:00pm - food available)
Where: Deutsches Haus, 1023 Ridgewood Drive, Metairie, La. 70001 (off Airline Drive, east of Causeway Bvd - nr Hurwitz Mintz showroom.)
Tickets: $15.00 ($12.00 to Deutsches Haus members) plus donations accepted.
Proceeds to New Orleans and region non-profits in support of the Performing Arts.
In honor of our servicemen and women, Medal of Honor recipient Harry Bailey of Bedford Falls (right) is pleased to offer a pair of tickets FREE to each of the FIRST 50 Military Personnel and Veterans at the door on the night of the production.
Doors open 6pm.
Performance begins 7pm.
Bar and food available.
Military garb encouraged.