Bloomfield's own Davis County Players will kick off the 2016 Christmas season in style this December with a stage production of the timeless Christmas classic, "It's a Wonderful Life."
The annual fall production will run Thursday through Sunday, December 1-4, at the Iowa Theatre in Bloomfield, serving as a conclusion to a successful 2016 theatre season as well as a commencement of Christmas festivities in Bloomfield and all of Davis County.
The stage production is based on the beloved Frank Capra cinema masterpiece, which first appeared in movie theaters in 1946, and has been a favorite of television audiences for decades. The movie, starring Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed, is one of the most popular films of all time and has become traditional viewing every Christmas season. It is often ranked as one of the greatest movies ever made, and encapsulates the heart of the American ideal.
The Davis County Players hope to capture the soulful spirit and profound essence of the movie with their stage adaptation, presenting the quintessential Christmas tale that includes a heartwarming love story, a portrait of life through the roaring 20s, the Great Depression, and World War II; and the descent of a sincere and earnest man into his darkest hour, trapped by circumstance, and saved by a Christmas prayer.
The show will include angels on high, Christmas Carolers, laughs, tears and a straight-forward look into what the ideas of love, friendship, community and success mean in middle America.
The production will be directed by Michelle and James Grob, and a cast of 20-30 actors will be needed to fill roles of all ages, from children all the way up to seasoned Davis County citizens. Auditions for the show will be August 16th and 18th. Crew and support staff will also be needed. All individuals are welcome to join the cast -- from veteran actors to newcomers. More information about auditions will be available in the coming weeks.
Come out and help an angel named Clarence convince George Bailey that, indeed, "It's a Wonderful Life."