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Community production of ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ scheduled for Dec. 7-9

Posted November 27, 2017
By NWC News Desk

The holiday classic that tells the saga of small-town man George Bailey—whose dreams of adventure have been suppressed by family obligation—comes to Powell, Wyoming, Dec. 7-9.

Area residents are encouraged to enjoy an evening of feel-good fun at the community theater production of “It’s a Wonderful Life,” which takes place in the Nelson Performing Arts Auditorium each night at 7 p.m.

The stage play for "It's a Wonderful Life," written by James W. Rodgers, is based on the film by Frank Capra and the story by Philip Van Doren Stern. This production is co-directed by Fred Ebert, assistant professor and communication division chair, and Jon Andren, longtime participant in local community theater.

Cost to attend is $5 or $4 with a nonperishable food item, which will be donated to the Powell Valley Loaves and Fishes food bank. All proceeds from the production go toward the spring children’s theater.

This family-friendly community production features actors and actresses—of all ages ranging from elementary, middle school, high school, college and older adults—throughout the Big Horn Basin. The cast includes individuals from the following areas:

Billings: Hailey Heitz as Mary Hatch.

Byron: Brenton Nuttall as Uncle Billy

China: Wong Hui Xi assisting with lighting duties.

Cody: Lucy Caulton as Miss Andrews; Tim Curlett as Potter’s Goon; Duane Fish as Clarence Odbody; Ellie Miner as Mrs. Hatch; Sarah Roberts as Aunt Tilly; and Gaelan Williams as Harry Bailey.

Greybull: Bryce Cheatham as Bert; Kaycee Kelly serving as the stage manager; and Caleb Glen Robertson as Mr. Gower.

Laramie: Dylan Przygocki as Ernie.

Manderson: Debbie Brewer assisting with stage crew and costume duties.

Meeteetse: Logan Rapen as Mr. Martini.

Powell: Tracey Ambrose as Miss Carter; JJ Gardner as Zuzu Bailey; Allie Gilliat as Janie Bailey; Michael Gundlach as Sam Wainwright; Eliana Karhu as Violet Peterson; Katelynn Miller as the Newspaper Boy; Lenita Moore as Mother Bailey; Charlee Muecke as the Chorus of Kids; Curtis Karl Muecke as Young George and Pete Bailey; Tucker Muecke as Tommy Bailey; Kateri Schneider as Potter’s Secretary; and Sary Faye Svaty assisting with stage crew and costume duties.  

Upton: Christina Clover Rhoden as Mrs. Martini.

Worland: Dalen Sean Brazelton as Henry F. Potter; Dominic Daminno as George Bailey; and Andrew Drake as Mr. Welch.

For more information about the production, contact Ebert at or 307-754-6047.

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