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Fine Arts Center Celebrates the season with It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Nov. 1, 2022) — The Fine Arts Center Theatre Company is excited to kick off the holiday season with the American holiday classic, “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play.”

The story of hope, faith, and the power of community comes to life on stage as a captivating 1940s radio broadcast. With the help of a virtuosic, tight-knit ensemble that embodies a few dozen characters and live foley artistry, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve. The show is based on the story, “The Greatest Gift” by Philip Van Doren Stern and adapted by Joe Landry. Longtime Fine Arts Center patrons are sure to recognize actors Colton Pratt, Mi-chael Lee, Sammy Gleason, and Tracy Nicole Taylor, who have graced the Fine Arts Center stage count-less times for more than a decade. We are thrilled to have Dana Scurlock, returning to the FAC stage along with main stage newcomers AJ Vafiades and Gabriel Meadows.

“For so many people, this show is part of their tradition. It’s what they do. The holidays haven’t started un-til they watch It’s a Wonderful Life,” said Director, Marisa Hebert.

“I hope that everyone who comes to see it finds something in it they relate to. I really hope it helps people feel connected to each other.”

Patrons can expect this show to build on this season’s idea of community and belonging, as it dives into how our community impacts us and how we impact our community.

In true Fine Arts Center form, patrons can expect some surprises and an effort to make a show set in the 1940s feel more current.

“We’ve mixed it up a little bit,” said Hebert.

“It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” is recommended for general audiences.

Ticket information

Tickets start at $25. The Fine Arts Center offers military and membership discounts, as well as discounts for patrons under 40. Reserve online at or call the box office at (719) 634-5583.

PLEASE NOTE: Exposure to COVID-19 is possible in public places. See COVID guidelines and requirements.


The award-winning FAC Theatre Company produces an annual season of innovative and exciting theatrical productions and is committed to creating stories that heal, uplift, educate and enlighten in a thoughtful and inclusive environment.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College
The story of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College (FAC) began with the founding of the Broadmoor Art Academy 1919. A museum, performing arts theatre, and community art school, the FAC is a pillar in the cultural community of the Rocky Mountain West providing innovative, educational, and multi-disciplinary arts experiences designed to elevate the individual spirit and inspire community vitality. The FAC and Colorado College recognize and honor the original inhabitants of the land on which it resides. For more information about the FAC, visit or follow on Facebook @CSFineArtsCenter.