"It's a Wonderful Life" 12th Annual Benefit Radio-play - Re-mixed and re-broadcast worldwide via Zoom.
SUNDAY JANUARY 24th 2021 - 1pm and 7pm USA Central Time (7pm Jan 24th and 1am Jan25th, GMT)
Presented by Gulf Coast Nights Radio Theatre, part of The NOLA Voice Talent Foundation
Following a sell-out LIVE broadcast via Zoom on December 12th, this season's Annual Benefit Radio-play of "It's a Wonderful Life" will be broadcast WORLDWIDE, edited and remixed to include music and sound effects - and to help in raising additional donations. (For legal reasons we are unable to broadcast in video.)
Monies raised from this season's production will go to non-profit organizations supporting regeneration along the Gulf Coast in the wake of hurricanes Laura, Delta, and Zeta.
This hugely-popular annual radio-play, presented by The NOLA Voice Talent Foundation, has been a resounding success since its inception in 2009, and has been enjoyed by thousands over the years. NOW, you and your family can join the hapless George Bailey and his ever-patient wife Mary, the evil Henry Potter, the oafish Angel Clarence, and a full supporting cast - from the comfort of your own home and with your own family- streamed WORLDWIDE via Zoom.
Enjoy this amazing story as you've never heard it before, as the actors perform in a dynamic radio-play format, yet remotely from their homes using Zoom, thus bringing the 1940s slap bang into the 21st century.
Tickets are only $10.00 each and you may have as many listeners as you wish in your party. So book now and organize YOUR Family Listening Party - via https://nolavoice.yapsody.com/event/index/626146/its-a-wonderful-life-12th-annual-bene (Tickets limited to 100 for each performance)
December 12th 2020
The NOLA Voice Talent Foundation broke new ground this weekend with a hugely successful broadcast of "It's a Wonderful Life" as a radio-play via Zoom.
The production is believed to be the FIRST-EVER Zoom broadcast of the radio-play in the history of popular movie, with each of the cast performing remotely from their own home while the audience also watched from their homes - helping to put Hollywood South at the forefront of innovation in the wake of the current pandemic.
This was the twelfth year The NOLA Voice Talent Foundation has produced "It's a Wonderful Life" as a radio-play, part of the many programs organized by the Foundation to provide opportunities for performers and to use their talents to support the community. Proceeds from the production this year go towards regeneration in the wake of hurricanes Laura, Delta, and Zeta along the Gulf coast this fall.
In the meantime, a recording of the show is being planned for re-broadcast over the Christmas Holidays. Cast list, details and updates at www.WonderfulLifeNOLA.com
Speaking about this year's show, Producer Stephen James, founder and CEO of The NOLA Voice Talent Foundation, was delighted: "Naturally we had a few minor technical glitches, but the presentation came across as smoothly as we could have expected. We all learned a great deal from the program and we are looking forward to our next remote production in the near future."
Stephen James has long been a proponent of the exceptional talent in Mississippi and Louisiana, the region popularly known as Hollywood South, and has called on the movie and entertainment industry in the region to garner its creative and business skills to lead the field in innovation in production techniques as we come out of the pandemic and to create new ways of bringing productions to audiences.
"It's a Wonderful Life" 12th Annual Benefit Radio-play
ABOVE (top to bottom):
- The cast view of the Zoom performance
- Jonas Chartock as George Bailey in rehearsal
- Cindy Yap as Mary Bailey Hatch in rehearsal
- Joey Bennett as the evil Henry Potter
- Nancy Bennet as Violet Bick, pictured during the broadcast.
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