Angels First Class - William & Wynonia Lazaro Metairie, LA
Angel Clarence sponsors - Dunkin' Donuts, New Orleans; The Muralles family, New Orleans
A New Orleans theater audience as well as listeners across the nation and around the world were enthralled by an amazing performance by local voice actors in the sixth annual radio-play on-stage of "It's a Wonderful Life", produced by Stephen James, directed by Vatican Lokey, and presented by The NOLA Voice Talent Foundation to raise funds for the performing arts in the region.
The Annual New Orleans and Region Benefit Production of “It’s a Wonderful Life” has become etched into the calendar of annual New Orleans “unmissables” for the New Orleans Christmas Holiday season - and this year's production bedazzled the audience.
WWL-TV news anchor Eric Paulsen, theatrical icon "Uncle Wayne" Daigrepont, and jazz vocalist Debbie Davis, were among the guest stars in this year's production, alongside ever-presents Bill Lee and Stephen James, as George Bailey and Henry Potter respectively.
The show, presented by New Orleans non-profit organization The NOLA Voice Talent Foundation, has become etched into the calendar of annual New Orleans' “unmissables” as the Christmas season commences.
Above: Eric Paulsen of WWL-TV, narrator in this year's New Orleans fund-raising production of "It's a Wonderful Life".
ABOVE: "Uncle Wayne" Daigrepont, a New Orleans theater icon, brought a different interpretation to the role of Clarence, following five years of Stephen James playing the goofy Cockney character James developed.
Above: Producer Stephen James as the evil Henry Potter in the 2014 production of "It's a Wonderful Life"