Friday, December 15, 2017
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For Valrico's Village Players, 'It's A Wonderful Life'

The Village Players, a nonprofit community/teaching theater will put on multiple performances of It's a Wonderful Life throughout the holiday season at The James McCabe Theater, 506 5th St. in Valrico.

Directed by Hal Granholm, It's a Wonderful Life is based on a classic Christmas movie starring Jimmy Stewart as George Bailey. It's about a young man wanting to make a difference in the world. He dreams of moving out of his small town, changes as he falls in love and starts a family of his own. Bailey encounters an angel, Clarence, who walks him through a "what if" scenario on what it would be like if he didn't exist in life. Bailey realizes how interconnected he, and everyone else is.

"We have a lot of new faces on our stage, all very talented," said Gail Pierce, producer of the Village Players. "There's something magical about bringing books, plays, characters alive and especially at Christmas, which is truly a magical time of year," she said.

Opening night will be Friday (Dec. 2), with regular performances occurring on Saturday (Dec. 3) and Dec. 9, 10, 16, 17. Doors open at 7:30, curtain at 8 p.m. Matinees will be on Dec. 4 and 11. Doors open at 2:30. Curtain time is 3 p.m.

General admission tickets can be purchased for $15, seniors (65+), children/students, and military with ID are $13. Tickets are available online at thevillageplayersvalrico.com or by calling the box office at 813-480-3147.

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