Its a Wonderful Life Characters

Plot Summary: This is the heart-warming saga of George Bailey, the ‘everyman’ from the small town of Bedford Falls, whose dreams of escape and adventure have been repeatedly quashed by notions of family obligation and civic duty. It is Christmas Eve, and George’s guardian angel, Clarence, descends to save him from despair, and to remind him (by showing him what the world would be like had he never been born) that his life has been after all, a wonderful life. It’s a Wonderful Life not only celebrates the season, it also celebrates the American philosophy of life: that hard work, fair play, and the love and support of family and community will be rewarded.

Character Breakdown:

  • George Bailey  (M: 20-40)  Lead – main character, the Everyman of Bedford Falls
  • Clarence Odbody (M  50+) Supporting Lead – George’s guardian angel
  • Mr Gower (M/F  40+) Cameo- an aging druggist
  • Young George/ Pete Bailey (M .. 10-15) Cameo
  • Harry Bailey (M .. 20-40) Supporting -– (look similar age as George) George’s younger brother
  • Mother Bailey (F .. 40+) Supporting – a very kind and understanding woman
  • Aunt Tiley (F .. 40+) Supporting Lead – Uncle Billy’s wife
  • Violet Peterson (F .. 21-40) Supporting – proprietor of a beauty salon
  • Bert (M/F.. 20+) Supporting – a Cop
  • Ernie (M/F .. 20+) Supporting – a Cab driver
  • Uncle Billy (M .. 45+) Supporting Lead – George’s uncle and business partner
  • Mary Hatch/Bailey (F .. 21-40) Supporting – George’s loving wife
  • Henry F. Potter (M .. 50+) Supporting Lead – ) the richest and meanest man in the county
  • Mr Potter’s Goon (M/F  16+) Cameo – ever-present with Mr. Potter
  • Mr Potter’s Secretary (M/F 16+) Cameo – ever-faithful to Mr. Potter
  • Mrs Hatch (F .. 40+) Supporting – Mary’s mother
  • Sam Wainwright (M .. 25-40) Cameo – a financially successful young man
  • Miss Andrews (M/F  15+) Cameo – a townsperson
  • Mrs Thompson (M/F 15+) Cameo – a townsperson
  • Mr Martini (M .. 40+) Cameo – proprietor of a bar
  • Mrs Martin(F .. 40+) Cameo Mr. Martini’s wife
  • Miss Carter (M/F  15+) a bank examiner
  • Newspaper boy/Tommy Bailey (M .. 8-12) Cameo – George and Mary’s son
  • ZuZu Bailey (F   7-9) Cameo – George and Mary’s daughter
  • Mr Welch (M .. 25-60) Cameo – the schoolteacher’s husband
  • Janie Bailey (F .. 9-12) Cameo – George and Mary’s daughter
  • God (M ..  15 – 90) Cameo – 
  • Joseph (M/F .. 15 – 90) Cameo – head angel

All Cameo will also be on stage to flesh out street crowds in various scenes

Also looking for (6-12) Children to be in Children’s Choir to sing before show and during intermission, and perhaps during some scene changes.