It's a Wonderful Life: a Radio Play

Napa Valley College Performing Arts Center Studio Theater

It’s A Wonderful Life is an adaptation of Frank Capra’s masterpiece film.

This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of George Bailey and his guardian angel unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve.

Directed by Jennifer King.

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Performance Dates:

December 2, 3, 9 at 7pm
December 4, 10 at 2pm

Performance length: 60min
Please note: show may contain effects, such as theatrical lighting during parts of the show.
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Napa Valley College Jazz Ensemble Concert

Napa Valley College Performing Arts Center Main Theater

The Napa Valley College Jazz Ensemble will present a live performance, led by instructor and Jazz Ensemble Director Peter Estabrook.

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Performance Dates:

December 9 at 7pm

 
Performance length: 50min
Please note: show may contain effects, such as lighting, and/or amplified sounds during parts of the performance.
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It's a Wonderful Life: Special Live Broadcast

Napa Valley College Performing Arts Center Studio Theater

A new take on a holiday classic!

Latinx/Latine reading of “It's a Wonderful Life” will be broadcast LIVE from NVC.

The new Latinx/Latine stage version of It’s a Wonderful Life called, Es Una Vida Maravillosa has been adapted by playwright Aisha Rivera, who is a NVC alum. Originally written by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Frank Capra and Jo Swerling, the screenplay and film “It’s a Wonderful Life” is about a man who gives up his personal dreams to help his community.

This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live radio broadcast set in 1940s California. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of Jorge Becerra and his guardian angel unfolds on one fateful Christmas Eve.

Audiences are welcome to join the play development process, by attending the first reading of “Es Una Vida Maravillosa” in person as it is broadcast live on KVON 1440 from the Napa Valley College Studio Theater.

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Special Live Broadcast:

December 11 at 11am. 

Spanish Adaptation by Aisha Rivera.

Performance length: 60min
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First Annual Cookies and Carols Festival

Napa Valley College Performing Arts Center Main Theater

The Napa Valley College Chorale presents this holiday event filled with carols and festive fun. Conducted by Dr. Christina Howell.

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Performance Dates:

December 11 at 2pm

Performance length: 50min
Please note: show may contain effects, such as lighting, and/or amplified sounds during parts of the performance.
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NVC PERFORMANCES:

In compliance with Napa County and college requirements, vaccination for audience members is recommended but not required.

Face coverings are encouraged for all indoor patrons, but are not mandatory.
Please respect personal decisions.
 

Tickets for all Concerts are:

pay-what-you-can at the door
($10 suggested minimum)

The Box Office Voicemail May Be Reached at:

(707) 256-7500

The Box Office opens one hour prior to showtime.



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