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Wonderful Wednesday – WIN a Pair of Tickets to Live From WVL Radio Theatre: It’s a Wonderful Life

November 30, 2011

Live From WVL Radio Theatre: It's a Wonderful LifeEllen DeGeneres has her 12 Days of giveaways, Oprah has her favorite things and the Blumenthal Blog has Wonderful Wednesday.  Over the next four weeks, we will be giving away a pair of tickets to various shows coming to Blumenthal Performing Arts.  Why?  Because tis’ the season to be giving!

Today, we’re kicking off the month of Wonderful Wednesdays by giving away a pair of tickets to opening night of Live From WVL Radio Theatre: It’s a Wonderful Life (Tuesday, Dec. 6, at 7:30 p.m., at the Booth Playhouse).

  • How do you enter?  It’s easy!  Simply comment on this blog post with YOUR favorite holiday memory.  You have until Friday, Dec. 2, at noon to comment.  A winner will be selected at random.

Live From WVL Radio Theatre: It’s a Wonderful Life returns to the Queen City Dec. 6-18 in the Booth Playhouse at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center.  ALL seating for these performances is on the stage, which makes for a very special entertainment experience.  CLICK HERE for more information.

Who has seen Frank Capra’s holiday classic It’s a Wonderful Life?  The story of George Bailey and Bedford Falls is juxtaposed against a time of failing banks, devastatingly high unemployment and a shortage of affordable housing.  The circumstances are eerily familiar, and over 60 years later, this story remains as fresh and relevant as ever.  Its message of hope and optimism is the perfect antidote to holiday cynicism.

In Live From WVL Radio Theatre: It’s a Wonderful Life, it’s Christmas Eve, 1945, and only a handful of actors have been able to brave the snowy weather and make it to the radio station.  The four actors must work together to perform the radio play, It’s a Wonderful Life, using only props from the station; they must each voice several roles and they have to pull it off without a hitch!  What ensues is a heartwarming, funny and poignant performance that is a wonderful way to spend the holidays with your family.

9 Comments
  1. Caroline Baer permalink
    November 30, 2011 4:12 pm

    The first year my folks let us have a real tree instead of our old artificial one we pulled from the basement each year. My dad and I went out in the evening. It was dark and so cold and it was snowing. Perfect conditions for Christmas tree shopping!!! Makes me smile just remembering that special day with my dad even though its been almost 30 years ago!

  2. Elizabeth Heynen permalink
    November 30, 2011 3:35 pm

    Waking up VERY early on Christmas morning to discover what Santa had left in our stockings, and my father waited until the end of that discovery to pull back the curtains and show us the beautiful white blanket of snow that had fallen oh-so-quietly Christmas Eve – my first and only “White Christmas” ever! That snowfall was one of the best presents ever.

  3. asmedlinie permalink
    November 30, 2011 3:17 pm

    My favorite holiday memory is going to my grandmother’s house and decorating her tree for her. Most of the ornaments on her tree were handmade by the grandkids so we shared stories about them as we hung them on the tree. It was always my sister, me and my mom and when my kids were old enough, they jumped in on the tradition too.

  4. Nancy permalink
    November 30, 2011 1:29 pm

    I remember making tamales every Christmas with my whole family together when my parents were alive. We would make the tamales, cook them and my mom would make Mexican hot chocolate and all of my 6 brothers and sisters and I would sit down after a long day of putting them together to feast on the first batch with the hot chocolate.

  5. November 30, 2011 1:28 pm

    One of my favorite memories is our annual trek to the mountains to cut our Christmas Tree. Our twins were 5 or 6 years old. As we went along we picked several trees we liked. When we got to the top of the hill, we were missing one of the twins. Looking down the mountain, we saw a small head bopping up and down, walking beside a worker who had CUT the tree my son had picked. He thought it was a beautiful, big tree. Next to a 5 year old it was big, in our house….not so much. Our 4 foot tree that year was wonderful and special. Our twins are now 21 and we still go to cut our Christmas tree.

  6. November 30, 2011 1:06 pm

    My favorite holiday memory would be making decorated Christmas sugar cookies with my Mom. She always made the best sugar cookies!! It seemed like it took a week to make them. She would make the dough one day and put it in the refrigerator. The next day she would roll them out and we used cookie cutters to make all types of reindeer, Santa Clauses, snowmen, candy canes and many other shaped cookies. Then the next day Mom would mix up all the different colored icings and bring out all different types of sprinkes. We would start decorating (and eating the ones we broke). After we finished, she would put them up and only let us have one or two a day until right before Christmas. I can smell those cookies baking now….yum yum.

  7. Matthew Ridenhour permalink
    November 30, 2011 1:06 pm

    My favorite Christmas memory is from when I was growing up, and we lived in a house with vaulted ceilings. We would always get what seemed to my young eyes to get the biggest tree on the lot–was it 100′ tall?–and take it back home to decorate. So big we had to climb the ladder to put the angel on top! Each year my mother would get ornaments to commemorate something special my sister and I had done during the year, and every Christmas we would reminisce while carefully unpacking each of those ornaments and hanging them on the tree. To this day, she still gets us ornaments.

  8. jallen2168 permalink
    November 30, 2011 1:02 pm

    One of my fondest memories is of taking my daughters, when they were younger, to the see the Nutcracker. They were 3 and 7 and the expressions on their faces will be a lasting memory for me. Now my 3 year old is now performing on stage and I would like to think that it is because of her experience during the Nutcracker.

  9. Robert permalink
    November 30, 2011 12:41 pm

    Chopping wood with my father in the early hours of the morning, just so that our Christmas day could be warm and toasty by the fire!

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