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Its a Wonderful Life opens Nov. 22 in Hatfield Hall


by: SUBMITTED PHOTO: PAUL FARDIG - John Branch stars as Mr. Potter in Stumptown Stages musical Its a Wonderful Life.

Stumptown Stages second production of its ninth season is “It’s a Wonderful Life,” a new musical adaptation of Frank Capra’s classic film with the book by Janet Mouser, music and lyrics by Michael Allen Harrison, Alan Berg, rabbi at Lake Oswego’s Beit Haverim, and Julianne Johnson-Weiss.

A holiday favorite for all ages, the production is directed by Tony Award winner Corey Brunish of Lake Oswego, choreographed by Valarie Grudier Edwards, with musical direction by Jon Quesenberry and features Jordan Stanley as George Bailey.

“It’s a Wonderful Life” opens Nov. 22 and continues through Dec. 22 with 7:30 p.m. shows Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. performances Saturday and Sunday in Hatfield Hall in the Brunish Theatre at Portland’5 Centers for the Arts, 1111 SW Broadway, Portland.

Tickets range from $25 to $40 and can be purchased online at portland5.com, ticketswest.com or by calling 503-381-8686.

Kirk Mouser of Lake Oswego is the artistic director and founder of Stumptown Stages.