About the Play: Cinnabar’s own musical rendition of the beloved holiday favorite is a holiday tradition for all ages! George Bailey is a man who dreamed all his life of faraway lands and exotic adventure. At every turn, however, his dreams were thwarted and he continually put his own life on hold in order to care for the needs of others. Now, as he faces almost certain ruin, an encounter with a guardian angel leads him to discover the value of every human life…even his own.
About the Actors: It’s a Wonderful Life is a production of the Music Theater Ensemble, an advanced class in the Cinnabar Young Rep. These young actors first auditioned to be in the show and then, when cast, enrolled in the class. The 30+ students, aged 7-18, rehearsed more than 90 hours to produce this delightful holiday show.
About Cinnabar Young Rep: Founded in 1983, Cinnabar Theater’s Young Repertory Company is Sonoma County’s largest and longest-running program for youth in the dramatic arts, serving almost 500 students from 15 cities during the 2006-07 Season. In addition to several fully-staged youth productions each year, Young Rep includes year-round classes and summer camps, adult choruses, concerts and recitals and opportunities for students to perform in Cinnabar’s professional season. Young Rep is open to youngsters aged 4-18, who benefit from the instruction provided by working theater professionals. No child is turned away due to inability to pay.