It’s A Wonderful Life

its a wonderful life play script

The Cast:

30 or more

The Set:

Flexible; may be 1 or 2 units

Approximate Length:

3 acts, 120 min. (May be done in 2 acts)

A Cherished Christmas Classic:

The beloved cinematic masterpiece comes to life on stage as a delightful family musical glowing with the spirit of the Christmas season. A bumbling wayward angel named Clarence Odbody is selected as the heavenly choice to help George Bailey, a man of unrealized dreams, discover the treasures of family, friends and life itself.

Audiences will experience laughter and tears as Clarence struggles to earn his wings amidst hilarious comedy, powerful drama and ten toe-tapping period songs. The unforgettable folks of Bedford Falls come to life on stage in this toe-tapping tribute to a beloved American tale. The true spirit of Christmas touches George Bailey and all who witness his amazing encounter with a wayward angel.


(In Order of Appearance)

Mr. Gower Owner of Gower’s Drugstore

Ma Bailey George and Harry’s Mother

Bert the Cop Close Friend of George.

Ernie Bishop Fruit Vendor, Friend of George

Mr. Martini A Renter Helped by George

Bailey Children Jane, Peter, Zuzu, Tommy

Mary Hatch George’s Eventual Wife

Michael Archangel (Voice only) 

Clarence Apprentice Angel

Cousin Tilly

Cousin Eustace George’s relatives

Uncle Billy

Henry Potter Evil Town Land Baron; Wheelchair Bound

Young George George at Age 12 or So

Young Harry George’s Younger Brother

Young Sam

Young Marty

Young Violet George’s Childhood Chums

Young Mary

Pop Bailey George’s Father

George Bailey Man with a Wonderful Life

Violet Bick Worldly Young Woman

Annie Bailey Family Cook

Harry Bailey George’s Mature Younger Brother

Sam Wainwright Successful Friend of George

Marty Hatch Mary’s Older Brother

Ruth Millay Harry’s Eventual Wife

Mrs. Hatch Mary and Marty’s Mother

Miss Carter Bank Examiner

Mr. Welch Angry Villager

Tollkeeper Bridge Watchman 

VARIOUS TOWNFOLK:  Board Members, “Elderly” Man, Potter’s Goon/Assistant, Jane Wainwright, Bank Patrons # “A” thru “G”, various and sundry others.