What's on Tap

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Cary Players' 'It's a Wonderful Life' lights up new Cary Arts Center

Posted December 1, 2011

Fans of the movie “It’s a Wonderful Life” will get a rich dose of what they love in Cary Players' live stage version of the story in the newly opened Cary Arts Center.

Like the movie, this play is based on the 1943 short story, "The Greatest Gift," written by Philip Van Doren Stern. All your favorite characters are there: George Bailey, Mary, Uncle Billy, Zuzu and of course, the angel Clarence. You’ll feel right at home in Bedford Falls!

If you want to see it, you’ll have to act fast. The show opens tonight and only runs through Monday, Dec. 5.

Make "It’s a Wonderful Life" part of your day if you plan to attend the Town of Cary's Heart of the Holidays Celebration this Saturday. Cary’s day-long holiday event takes place at various venues downtown, and includes the official tree lighting ceremony at Town Hall.

For an extra treat, arrive early for shows on Thursday, Saturday and Monday. The Joy Recorder Ensemble will welcome you to the theatre with a lively pre-show recorder concert!

On Sunday, Dec. 4, the 3 p.m. performance of the play will be audio described by Arts Access, allowing those who are visually impaired to enjoy the show.

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