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STA Fall Play: "It's a Wonderful Life- A Live Radio Play" (TICKETS ON SALE NOW!)

St. Thomas Aquinas High School and Middle School (STA) proudly presents its Fall Play, “It’s A Wonderful Life – A Live Radio Play.” The play will be held in the STA school Chapel Friday, November 18, at 7 p.m., Saturday, November 19, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, November 20, at 3 p.m. This Christmas-themed production is a family-friendly radio show by Joe Landry. The play is directed by Criseyda Dowd, the Stark County Catholic Schools (SCCS) Director of the Arts.

The play’s setting is Christmas Eve, in 1946, on the stage and in the auditorium of Studio A at WBFR Radio Station in Manhattan. STA students are portraying various characters including actors, singers, and sound effects (“Foley”) artists. The play will be brought to life as a “live” radio broadcast, complete with a preshow performance, Christmas carols, and commercials. The story takes place on Christmas Eve, when “George Bailey” a citizen of Bedford Falls, is ready to give up on life until he is given the greatest Christmas gift from his guardian angel- a chance to see what a wonderful life he’s had!

“I am so excited to be working on this heart-warming version of such a beloved film,” said Dowd. “The student cast is a mix of some who are brand-new to the stage, and some who are returning. They are all so talented, and they are working hard to make this show the perfect way for people to begin the holiday season!”

Tickets can be purchased online at or at the door. For more information about the play, or the SCCS Program for the Arts, please contact Dowd at 330-875-1631 or [email protected].

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