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     You can buy tickets 3 ways:

  1. Online
  2. By phone: 1-800-838-3006
  3. In person at Newtown Theatre box office

You can also reserve tickets by calling 215-860-7058 or e-mailing



Unless otherwise noted, all shows are performed at

Newtown Theatre

120 N. State Street
Newtown, PA 18940

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handicapped accessibility


Newtown Arts Company’s 2015 season finale, A Wonderful Life, brings Frank Capra’s holiday classic to theatrical life as a musical, December 3-9, at the historic Newtown Theatre. Based on the 1947 film, which won five Oscars (including Best Picture), the story focuses on George Bailey and his wonderful life in Bedford Falls, and remains a timeless fable of dreams, disillusionment and the power of love.

A remarkable collaboration of Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winner Sheldon Harnick, and Grammy and Emmy Award-winner Joe Raposo, A Wonderful Life takes us with George Bailey (Jim Banar, of Newtown) as he examines his life had he never been born. As a lifelong Bedford Falls resident, George dreams of traveling the world, but feels compelled to stay at home to run his family’s building and loan company, and to keep the rich and stingy Mr. Potter (Joe McKernan, of Newtown) from taking over the town. 

When his Uncle Billy (Richard Linde, of Newtown) loses $8,000 from the business on Christmas Eve, George loses hope and decides he would be better off dead. However, a kind-hearted angel, Clarence (David Danner, of Newtown), shows him the effect of his absence: His brother, Harry (David Sax, of Langhorne) would have died, his wife, Mary (Amelia Arrigo, of Newtown) would have been an old maid, and the evil Mr. Potter would have controlled the town and everyone in it.  In an eye-opening Christmas miracle, the whole town demonstrates to George that his life has made an impact in theirs, and rallies around him to show their love and appreciation.

Director Mary Liz Ivins

Music Director Susan den Outer

Co-Produced by Eileen Bronkovic and Lisa Reiser


December 3 to 9 (except Monday, December 7)

Thursday, Tuesday, and Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.

Friday and Saturday at 8:00 p.m.

Sunday matinee at 2:00 p.m. (PLEASE NOTE: The 2:00 curtain time is an hour earlier than our usual Sunday matinees due to the Newtown Holiday Parade.)


$21 Rear Reserved*
$24 Front Reserved*

Row I with extra legroom available for additional accommodation fee
*Save $2 per ticket for groups of 10+

Buy tickets 2 ways:

  1. Online or by phone at 1-800-838-3006 with a credit card (service fee applies), beginning January 31, 2015.
  2. At the Newtown Theatre box office by credit card, personal check or cash, beginning one hour before curtain on performance dates.

Reserve tickets by phone 215-860-7058 or e-mail

Presented by special arrangement with RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN THEATRICALS.


George BaileyJim Banar
Mary Hatch-BaileyAmelia Arrigo
ClarenceDavid Danner
Tom BaileyJoe Stockette
Uncle BillyScott Fegley
Harry BaileyDavid Sax
Milly Bailey/Mrs. HatchMariann McKee
Mr. PotterJoe McKernan
Beth BaileyAddison Blumberg, Katie Pearcy
Tommy BaileyChris Sax, Andrew Reiman
Zuzu BaileyEllie Umstead, Jessie Gollin
BertMike McCollum
ErnieBobby Reiser
Mr. MartiniHans Peters
Mrs. MartiniSarah Gomez
Violet BickNatalie Taptykoff
Sam WainwrightPatrick O' Leary
DorothyKristin Devine
Mr. CarterScott Young
Bob HepnerJohn Gilmore
Ruth ReynoldsJulie Martin
HarriettDiana Fegley
AngelicaAnita Getz
EnsembleAlessandra Arehart, Wilde Brabazon-Fleming, Viva Connor, Emily Daly, Olivia Frankenbach, Renee Gilmore, Sydney Gilmore, Liam McKernan, Isabel Shalayda, Julianna Smith, Michaela Smith