Miracle In Bedford Falls
Miracle in Bedford Falls
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The classic holiday film takes center stage as a heavenly new musical! George Bailey has spent his entire life giving of himself to the people of Bedford Falls and watching his dreams of travel and adventure pass him by. Life has not been kind and with a scandal looming, George plans to end his life on Christmas Eve. Enter Clarence, a guardian angel who shows George what the world would have been like if he’d never been born. George realizes that his life has truly been a wonderful one and he returns to discover the day has been saved through the generosity and Christmas spirit of his friends and family.


SYNOPSIS


Based on the classic film It’s a Wonderful Life, Miracle In Bedford Falls tells the story of George Bailey, a man whose life seems picturesque: he married the love of his life, has four young children and runs his own business. However, on Christmas Eve, George encounters severe business difficulties at the Bailey Building and Loan Association. George's Uncle Billy loses the cash they owe the bank, which is owned by the Scrooge-esque Mr. Potter, leading George to contemplate suicide. Fortunately, he is saved at the last moment by the appearance of his guardian angel, Clarence. 

Clarence shows George the value of his life by revealing how the world would be without him. It's not pretty; his cheerful, friendly town is dreary and impoverished. Finally, George is convinced and Clarence returns him to the world as if nothing had happened. Returning home, George finds the entire community gathered at his house to support him. All ends on a happy note for George and his family and with a ringing church bell, Clarence earns his wings. Miracle In Bedford Falls features all the lines made famous by the film as well as a brilliant and moving score.

QUOTE


This show is some kind of wonderful!

–Bold Life Magazine


Characters:

  • George Bailey
  • Mary Hatch
  • Clarence Oddbody
  • Joseph, Angel 1st Class
  • Henry Potter
  • Uncle Billy
  • Mr. Gower
  • Cousin Eustace
  • Cousin Tilly
  • Violet Bick
  • Tommy
  • Pete
  • Janie
  • Zuzu
  • Bert
  • Ernie
  • Joe
  • Sam Wainwright
  • Harry Bailey
  • Marty Hatch
  • Freddie
  • Mickey
  • Dr. Campbell
  • Mr. Carter, The Bank Examiner
  • Bedford Falls Townspeople And Pottersvillians (1-2 Lines Each) (Including Tom, Randall, Mrs. Thompson, Ed And Mrs. Davis) 

Setting: Bedford Falls, Christmas Eve

Mark Cabaniss is a music publisher, writer, producer, and broadcaster. Mark’s compositions include musicals, cantatas, and instrumental works. In addition to Miracle in Bedford Falls, other musicals include The Homework Machine, co-written with Tony-nominated composer Keith Herrmann, and The Stardust Supper Club (featuring the music of Hoagy Carmichael), co-written with Alan Bailey. Mark is a multiple recipient of ASCAP’s Popular Music Award and is an award-winning producer. He is a member of The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences and The Dramatists Guild. Mark was named Outstanding Alumnus of the Year by Mars Hill University and serves on the University’s Board of Trustees. Mark also serves as a correspondent for nationally-syndicated radio show “Hollywood 360.” Mark serves as an adjunct professor of music business at Belmont University. He holds bachelors and masters degrees from Mars Hill University and The University of Tennessee. Mark resides in Nashville. www.markcabaniss.com

 

Lowell Alexander A former high school English and music teacher, Lowell Alexander became one of the most prolific professional songwriters on Nashville's famous Music Row in the 1990's and early 2000's. With over 500 songs published, 18 gold and platinum records earned, and 10 number one songs to his credit he holds the unique distinction of being one of the few writers in history whose songs were recorded by artists inducted into the Rock and Roll, Country Music, Gospel Music and Southern Gospel Music's Hall of Fame's. After two decades as a staff songwriter, in addition to writing and producing, Alexander now oversees the operations of his publishing companies, teaches college musicians through ASCAP's mentoring program, serves as a longtime voting member of NARAS (Grammy), and creates live theater as a member of the Dramatists Guild. Alexander holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Georgia State University in Atlanta.

Performance Royalties are based on theater particulars. Please fill out an application for a personalized quote. 

Billing responsibilities, pertinent copyright information, and playwrights' biographies are available in the show rider that comes with your license agreement. To download the show rider for Miracle in Bedford Falls, click here.

“Miracle in Bedford Falls” is a heartwarming musical holiday treat–The Asheville Citizen-Times

"A great musical can make life wonderful ... and It's a Wonderful Life has been made into a truly wonderful musical with Miracle In Bedford Falls. The creative team, with joyful reverence for their source, has taken one of America's most beloved stories to a higher level. If it's true that every time a bell rings, an angel has won its wings, then this winning and heavenly musical rings its own bells and flies high above the crowd. Attaboy, Clarence! George Bailey lives.”–Rupert Holmes Tony Award-Winning Composer/Playwright/Arranger 

“Miracle in Bedford Falls was a hit for our theatre!  We plan to make it an annual holiday tradition.”–William Gregg Artistic Director Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre

Materials: your materials will be sent to you two months prior to your opening date and will include everything necessary for your production and can be ordered in Printed or Digital format. Printed Materials are provided on unbound three-hole punched loose-leaf paper while Digital Materials are provided via email as downloadable PDF files for you to print in-house. All materials are yours to keep! No deposits, no returns.

The required materials for Miracle in Bedford Fall include:

Production Scripts, Piano/Vocal Scores

Orchestrations: Piano, Synthesizer, Percussion, Rhythm, Violin 1 and 2, Viola, Cello, Flute, Clarinet, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Trumpet 1 and 2, Trombone 1 and 2, Horn

Available Products:

Print Edition – Beautifully bound scripts available at wholesale costs to sell in your lobby!

Director's Script – Single-sided script with space for director’s notes.

ROCS Show/Ready – Rehearsal tracks for each role with the individual character played at full volume, other parts at half volume.

ROCS Stage/Tracks – Performance Tracks

Reference Recording

 

Logo/PR Pack – Includes high-resolution artwork, ready-designed posters, reviews and pull quotes, and reference photos.

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