Sonoma Arts Live announces the return of last year’s hit IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE: THE RADIO PLAY By Joe Landry. The show runs two nights only, November 29 and 30 on the Rotary Stage in Andrews Hall.

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE presents the movie classic about George and Mary Bailey in a new form, a radio play, presented with live sound effects. Commercials from the era will be performed live as well.  Entertainment from the 1940s era will be performed by the Defying Gravity Gals (Monica McKey, Jeane MacPherson, Lori Bailey, Kerry Daly, Laura Farber, Jaime Love) and their pal Frances Rennie.

“This year we’ve offered a number of different options for our guests to enjoy the evening,” says Jaime Love. “Come with your VIP ticket at 6pm and enjoy signature cocktails and appetizers, or come at 7pm for regular seating. The show is such a heartwarming way to start the holiday season, and we’re excited to bring back the same great cast from last year’s hit show—Jim Levy, Rick Wynne, Chamber of Commerce CEO Patricia Shults, Sue Martin, Rick Love, Cyndi Brillhart-True, and Anthony Martinez. This year we have a new addition—Director Michael Grais. People will know Michael as the co-writer of the popular 80’s film Poltergeist, as well as producer of Great Balls of Fire and Marked for Death.  “This presentation,” continues Love, “will serve as a fundraiser for our Season 2017. We will announce our new season at intermission and include a ‘fund a need’ with proceeds going to production values of all the shows that will be presented seen on the Rotary Stage.”


At Sonoma Arts Live, community is our watchword. To enrich life in our community through theatre arts is our goal. To engage the members of our community – both as audience and as participants – is what we strive for.
With this in mind, we created the Sonoma Arts Showcase as a community service. We offer our venue, historic Andrews Hall, to area artists on evenings when the main stage show is “dark” (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday evenings) at an affordable rate.
Over the past few years, this innovative program has enhanced the opportunity for creative expression by artists in and beyond our community – and the resulting intimate performances have brought a variety of entertainment to our audiences: music, cabaret acts, staged readings, dance, film, and more.

enrich. engage. enhance.

We hope you’ll keep an eye on the Sonoma Arts Showcase as it continues to evolve. If you are interested in performing in this series, contact us at, including “Showcase” in the subject line. Various rental packages are available.