Stage notes: George Bailey's life in a radio play, plus a 'Screwtape' adaptation
A radio version of 'It's a Wonderful Life'
"Merry Christmas, George Bailey" celebrates the faith of Christmas and the American philosophy of life: hard work, fair play, love and support of family and community. Adapted from the classic movie "It's a Wonderful Life," this staged reading is set in a radio studio.
When • Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 29-Dec. 1, 7 p.m.
Where • Babcock Theatre, 300 S. 1400 East, Salt Lake City
Tickets • $10; call 801-581-7100 or visit http://www.kingtix.com
Screwtape this at Midvale theater
Silver Summit Theatre Company will present "Screwtape," a provocative and funny theatrical adaptation of C.S. Lewis' novel The Screwtape Letters, about spiritual warfare from a demon's point of view.
When • Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 29-Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1, 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 2, 5:30 p.m.
Where • Midvale Main Street Theatre, 7711 S. Main, Midvale
Tickets • $10-$15; visit http://www.SilverSummitTheatre.org
The Christmas secret in the attic
Magna's Empress Theatre presents a musical adaptation of Richard Paul Evans' The Christmas Box. It's the story of a family who moves into a new town, where they board with a mysterious older woman who seems to bring joy and positive light everywhere she goes. But the secret of a Christmas box in the attic keeps calling to the family.
When • Friday and Saturday, Nov. 30-Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 3, 7:30 p.m.
Where • Empress Theatre, 9104 W. 2700 South, Magna
Tickets • $12; call 801-347-7373 or visit http://www.ezticketlive.com/checkout/event_view.asp?id=20
'The First Christmas,' a musical
SCERA Center for the Arts presents a premiere of "The First Christmas," a musical based on the Liken the Scriptures film.
When • Friday and Saturday, Nov. 30-Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m.
Where • SCERA Center for the Arts, 745 S. State St., Orem
Tickets • $12; call 801-225-ARTS or visit http://www.scera.org