New Jersey Stage

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Broadway's Jim Stanek Returns to Star In Skyline's "It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play"

%28BERGEN+COUNTY%2C+NJ%29+--+Skyline+Theatre+Company+continues+to+bring+Broadway+to+Bergen+County+this+holiday+season+with+Jim+Stanek+reprising+his+starring+role+in+their+benefit+staging+of%26nbsp%3B+It%27s+A+Wonderful+Life%3A+A+Live+Radio+Play+on+Sunday+December+19th+at+3%3A00pm+at+the+Fair+Lawn+Community+Center%27s+George+Frey+Center+for+Arts+and+Recreation.%0D%0A%0D%0AMr.+Stanek+is+a+five+time+Broadway+veteran+of+Elton+John%27s+Lestat%2C+the+classic+Little+Women%2C+The+Rivals%2C+with+Whoopi+Goldberg+in+A+Funny+Thing+Happened+On+The+Way+To+The+Forum+and+with+Jude+Law+in+Indiscretions+most+recently+appearing+in+The+Story+Of+My+Life+with+Malcolm+Getz.+Most+recently%2C+Mr.+Stanek+starred+in+an+original+adaptation+of+James+and+the+Giant+Peach+at+the+Goodspeed+Opera+House+in+Connecticut.%0D%0A%0D%0AMr.+Stanek%2C+who+will+be+playing+the+role+immortalized+by+the+great+James+Stewart%2C+will+be+joined+on+stage+by+the+entire+cast+of+last+season%27s+production%21+New+York+actress+Tiffany+Lutz+co-stars+as+Mary+Bailey%2C+George%27s+wife+portrayed+by+Donna+Reed+in+the+film.+The+rest+of+the+population+of+Bedford+Falls+is+played+by+four+seasoned+veterans%3B+Joe+Vierno+of+Edison%2C+Paul+Salvetoriello+of+South+Orange%2C+Jennifer+Harrison+of+New+York+City+and+Alan+Van+Antwerp+of+Little+Falls.+%0D%0A%0D%0AFrank+Capra%27s+beloved+American+holiday+classic+comes+to+captivating+life+as+a+1940%27s+radio+broadcast%2C+and+brings+the+story+of+the+idealistic+George+Bailey+as+he+considers+ending+his+life+one+fateful+Christmas+Eve.+It%27s+A+Wonderful+Life%3A+A+Live+Radio+Play+by+Joe+Landry+is+%22One+of+the+best+holiday+shows+around%E2%80%A6This+is+a+fresh+and+inventive+way+of+reconnecting+with+a+classic+story+of+love+and+redemption.%22%26nbsp%3B+%28Mary+Houlihan%2C+Chicago+Sun-Times%29%0D%0A%0D%0ASkyline+Theatre+Company+is+Bergen+County%27s+newest+professional+theatre+company.+STC+brings+professional+performers%2C+designers%2C+and+staff+from+New+York+City+and+the+surrounding+area+together+to+produce+an+exciting+array+of+musicals+and+plays.%26nbsp%3B+The+company+is+proud+of+its+Artists+in+Focus+program+which+brings+professionals+from+Broadway+and+television+into+the+classroom+and+an+apprentice+program+that+trains+arts+students+with+professionals+while+in+production.%0D%0A%0D%0ALook+for+other+STC+productions+and+events+this+season.%26nbsp%3B+The+annual+STC+Broadway+for+the+Arts+gala+benefit+is+April+9%2C+2011%2C+at+Saddlebrook+Marriott+Hotel.%2 lbsp%3C+In+the+spring%2C+a+production+of+the+Neil+Simon+classic+Barefoot+in+the+Park+will+also+be+presented+at+the+George+Frey+Center+for+Arts+and+Recreation+in+Fair+Lawn+May+12-14%2C+2011.%0D%0A%0D%0ACelebrate+the+season+by+joining+us+for+this+STC+holiday+tradition+and+watch+an+angel+earn+his+wings+in+It%27s+A+Wonderful+Life%3A+A+Live+Radio+Play+Sunday%2C+December+19th+at+3%3A00pm%2C+at+Fair+Lawn+Community+Center%27s+George+Frey+Center+for+Arts+and+Recreation.%26nbsp%3B+Tickets+are+%2428+for+adults%2C+%2420+for+seniors+and+%2418+for+students.+%0D%0A%0D%0AFor+ticket+reservations+or+for+more+information+about+STC+please+call+1-800-474-1299+or+visit+www.SkylineTheatreCompany.org.