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Odyssey Dance Theatre does it again! “It’s a Wonderful Life” is a tremendous holiday success!

November 30, 2008

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Darryl Yeagar transforms this classic Hollywood tale into a magical holiday experience, which will become a part of your family tradition.

Follow “George Bailey’s” inspiring story set in small “Bedford Falls” as he sacrifices his childhood dreams of traveling the world, going to college, and becoming a hero to tend to his father’s “Bailey Building and Loan.”

After a life filled with simple good deeds, George Bailey finds himself in an impossible situation when his Uncle Billy loses his businesses $8,000 that is found and stolen by the evil “Mr. Potter,” played by the incredible Neal Barth.  George is reminded by Potter that he is worth more dead then alive, thanks to his life insurance policy.

So it is up to Clarence, a wingless angel, to remind George, in his hour of need, what life would be like if he were never born.  The set transforms from the idyllic “Bedford Falls” to the grim and haggard “Pottersville,” where Bailey’s Building and loan transforms to the “Lucky Charms Casino,” and the soda fountain shop turns into “O’Malleys strip club”  (don’t fear, it is 100% family friendly), which is reminiscent of Back to the Future II when Biff changes Hill Valley.

Yeagar’s choreography is as diverse as it is flawless, incorporating styles from Ballet to Hip-Hop, which is just as capable of putting you near tears as it is drawing enormous laughs. Witness this companies astounding ability to make you feel a part of this timeless story through dance.

One notable scene takes place in the “Bailey Building and Loan” boardroom, which alone is worth the price of admission, where the board of angry old men, who are reminiscent of bobble head dolls, bring the house down with laughter.

Start your Holiday Season off right and see Odyssey Dance Theatre’s “It’s a Wonderful Life.”

Photo courtesy of Odyssey Dance Theatre

Photo courtesy of Odyssey Dance Theatre

Tickets:  Call the Kingsbury Hall box office at 581-7100 or visit

Nov 28, 2008 (Fri) –
Dec 6, 2008 (Sat)

Tickets: $40, $35, $30, $25, $20

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