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Auditions for It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play by Joe Landry

Monday, September 25, 2017 at 7 PM
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 7 PM

Callbacks will Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 10:00 AM

North Raleigh Arts & Creative Theatre
7713-51 Lead Mine Road
Raleigh, NC 27615

About the Show

North Raleigh Arts & Creative Theatre is proud to announce auditions for It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. Playscripts explains that “this beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve”

Director: Yvonne M. Anderson

Performance Dates:

December 1 to 17, 2018

Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm.

Actors will perform sides from the play. No need to have a prepared monologue.

If you plan on auditioning please register here.

Character Descriptions:
The underlined names are those of the radio play actors who are performing It’s a Wonderful Life.

FREDDIE FILMORE (age 30 +) well-known radio host who will voice these characters: WBFR Announcer, Mr. Gower, Mr. Potter, Billy, Joseph, Peter Bailey, Ernie, Old Man Collins, Ed, Pete, Man at Martini’s, Nick, Bridge Keeper, Binky, and Cop

JAKE LAURENTS (age 25 - 35) leading man-type who will voice George Bailey (and Young George Bailey)

SALLY APPLEWHITE (age 25 - 30) Hollywood ingenue and former Miss Ohio 1943 who will voice Mary Hatch (and Young Mary)

LANA SHERWOOD (age 30 +) seasoned character actress with a Mae West edge who will voice Violet, young Violet, Rose Bailey, Matilda, Ruth, Mrs. Hatch, Mrs.Thompson, Schultz, ZuZu, Janie, and Sadie Vance

HARRY HEYWOOD (age 30 +) comedic actor who will voice Harry Bailey (and young Harry), Bert, Clarence Oddbody (the Angel), Sam Wainwright, Martini, Dr. Campbell, Charlie, Man at the bank, Horrace the teller , Mr. Welch, Tommy, and the Sheriff.

Dog Sees God cast list


The following actors have been cast in nract's production of dog sees god.  we appreciate all the actors who came out to audition. 




CB……………….....…Leo Brody

CB’s Sister………..Liz Webb

Van…………….....…Liam Yates

Matt………........….William Booth

Beethoven…...….Bryan Bunch

Tricia……….......….Anna Brewer

Marcy…….........…Anabel Butler

Van Sister…........Hannah Woodcock



Thank you to all those who auditioned, the decisions were very difficult.

We will have our first rehearsal on Monday July 24th at 7pm at NRACT.


nract announces board of directors for 2017-2018 Season


North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre is happy to announce the new board for 2017-2018 Season.   We would like to welcome five new members to the North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre Board of Directors.  The new members are:  Leslie Alger, Adam Budlong, Carrie Santiago, Sephie Taylor and Andrea Towe.   We are excited for this new season and continuing to improve and bring great shows and classes to the community.  


board of directors

President:  Yvonne Anderson
Vice President:  Rachel McKay
Secretary:  Adam Budlong
Treasurer:  Jim Allen

Board Members at Large

  • Leslie Alger
  • David Henderson
  • Timothy E. Locklear
  • Jonathan McCarter
  • Rachel McKay
  • Elaine Petrone
  • Andrea Richardson
  • Carrie Santiago
  • Sephie Taylor
  • Aya Wallace


 Advisory Board Members

  • Linda Bamford
  •  Jess Barbour
  • Judy M. Dove
  • Ann Haigler
  • John Maruca
  • Tina Morris-Anderson
  • Bunny Safron
  • Jon Todd






Announcing the 2017-2018 Season!