From left, West Springfield senior Grace Duah, junior Delaney Fetzer and senior Scott Burrows rehearse their audio-only parts for the Spartan Theatre production of “It’s A Wonderful Live – A Live Radio Play.”
Photo courtesy of West Springfield Spartan Theatre
Using just microphones and their voices -- and a few audio tricks -- members of West Springfield High School Spartan Theatre are bringing the 1946 classic movie “It’s A Wonderful Life” to life as a live radio broadcast on Friday, Dec. 18.
The event is not only meant to provide nostalgic holiday entertainment, but also a fundraiser to finance the students’ trip to perform at the Edinburgh International Fringe Festival in August 2016. Three sessions of a silent auction will bookend and bisect the performance, with items ranging from local theatre tickets and gift baskets to restaurant gift cards and other raffle items.
Auction item viewing and bidding begins at 6 p.m. on Dec. 18 in Spartan Hall at West Springfield High School, 6100 Rolling Road in Springfield. The performance is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. Tickets are $10 and available at the door or online via www.spartantheatre.com. Auction items will be listed in advance on the same website.