New Jersey Stage

Sunday, December 5, 2010

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

(Bergen County, NJ) -- 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  It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play on Sunday December 19th at 3:00pm at the Fair Lawn Community Center's George Frey Center for Arts and Recreation.

Mr. Stanek is a five time Broadway veteran of Elton John's Lestat, the classic Little Women, The Rivals, 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, Mr. Stanek starred in an original adaptation of James and the Giant Peach at the Goodspeed Opera House in Connecticut.

Mr. Stanek, who will be playing the role immortalized by the great James Stewart, will be joined on stage by the entire cast of last season's production! New York actress Tiffany Lutz co-stars as Mary Bailey, George's wife portrayed by Donna Reed in the film. The rest of the population of Bedford Falls is played by four seasoned veterans; Joe Vierno of Edison, Paul Salvetoriello of South Orange, Jennifer Harrison of New York City and Alan Van Antwerp of Little Falls.

Frank Capra's beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a 1940's radio broadcast, and brings the story of the idealistic George Bailey as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve. It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play by Joe Landry is "One of the best holiday shows around…This is a fresh and inventive way of reconnecting with a classic story of love and redemption."  (Mary Houlihan, Chicago Sun-Times)

Skyline Theatre Company is Bergen County's newest professional theatre company. STC brings professional performers, designers, and staff from New York City and the surrounding area together to produce an exciting array of musicals and plays.  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.

Look for other STC productions and events this season.  The annual STC Broadway for the Arts gala benefit is April 9, 2011, at Saddlebrook Marriott Hotel.  In the spring, 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, 2011.

Celebrate the season by joining us for this STC holiday tradition and watch an angel earn his wings in It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play Sunday, December 19th at 3:00pm, at Fair Lawn Community Center's George Frey Center for Arts and Recreation.  Tickets are $28 for adults, $20 for seniors and $18 for students.

For ticket reservations or for more information about STC please call
1-800-474-1299 or visit www.SkylineTheatreCompany.org.