Comes Alive At The PAC This Month
As A Live Radio Drama

This month, we invite you to join us as we step back in time and embrace the charm of live radio with our rendition of the beloved classic, IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE. Get ready to be transported to the snowy streets of Bedford Falls and experience the magic of this timeless story like never before.

Originally a 1946 film directed by Frank Capra, this story’s enduring message of the power of love, community, and selflessness resonates deeply with audiences even today.

By presenting it as a live radio drama, we pay homage to the golden age of radio entertainment, when families gathered around their radios to share stories, laughter, and tears. The live radio drama format adds an extra layer of nostalgia and intimacy to this theatrical experience, allowing the audience to use their imagination to fill in the visual gaps.

The heart and soul of our production is our talented cast. With a commitment to preserving the authenticity of the radio drama era, they create an immersive experience that will transport you to another time, bringing George Bailey, his guardian angel Clarence, and the rest of the Bedford Falls residents to life with their voices. The actors also serve as Foley Artists, creating the tangible sounds that enrich the storytelling. Whether it’s the clinking of glasses at a holiday party or the rustling of angel wings, their craftsmanship adds depth and immersion to the performance.

Speaking of which, one of the most remarkable aspects of a live radio drama is the atmosphere it creates. You’ll be transported to a different era as you sit in our theatre, enveloped in the soft glow of the stage lights. The subtle charm of the old-timey microphones, the live sound effects, and the expressive voices of the actors will make you feel like you’re sitting in the front row of a vintage radio broadcast. It’s an opportunity to escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life and savor the timeless magic of Christmas.

We invite you to make cherished memories with friends and family by joining us at the PAC on November 11 for IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE and rediscover the true spirit of Christmas in a way that will touch your heart and leave you with a renewed sense of hope and goodwill. Let the enchantment of this live radio drama transport you to Bedford Falls, where the magic of the season comes to life. We can’t wait to share this exceptional performance with you as we celebrate the joy of the holiday season together. See you at the PAC!

Tickets for IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE are on sale now.

This production will also be broadcast on WQXE radio on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Eve, on HCECTV throughout the holidays, and available On-Demand from

Video Links

The links below provide a video version of this month’s blog and a link to HCECTV’s The Monthly Marquee, an interview program hosted by Bart focused on performing arts activities in our region.

Audience Survey Winners

Congratulations to  Kara Burton, Navinchandra Shah, Cathy Metts, and Vicki Thomas each a lucky winner of a $20 PAC gift certificate for completing an Audience Survey last month.

Audience Survey

Share your thoughts on your recent PAC visit and get entered into the next drawing.

PAC Spotlight – NOVEMBER 2023

This month, the PAC Spotlight is featuring Homeschool Student – Kassandra Freund, performing in Allegro Dance Theatre’s Cinderella – The Ballet this month at the PAC.

What do you want to do when you grow up?
Professional Ballet Dancer.

What have you seen at the PAC?
The Nutcracker.

What have you participated in at the PAC?
Cinderella – the Ballet, On the Village Street, Little Orphan Annie, Coppélia, Heidi, The Twelve Dancing Princesses, Glass Hearts, Excerpts from Don Quixote, and The Little Princess.

What have been your most rewarding PAC experiences?
Dancing in Cinderella – the ballet is an experience I look forward to every year.

What did you learn from your PAC experiences?
I learned a lot about performing on a stage and also how much work goes into productions backstage.

How have you benefited from the PAC?
Thanks to the PAC, I have been able to perform on a stage and for many people.

Why is the PAC important to you?
The PAC is important to me because of the many opportunities it has given me and all of the memories I have made there.

Why should the PAC be important to others?
The PAC should be important to others because it provides a place for artists and audience members to share art and witness

Total Served

Total Served YEAR TO DATE = 5,489:
1,163 HCS Students, 542 Non-HCS Students, 862 Adults, and 2,922 Audience Members.

Total Served in OCTOBER = 1,370:
456 HCS Students, 20 Non-HCS Students, 31 Adults, and 863 Audience Members.

  • On October 18th, the PAC held Central Kentucky Community Foundation’s “Never Again: One Holocaust Survivor’s Story” before a public audience 247.
  • On October 20th, the PAC presented ANIMANIACS IN CONCERT before a student audience of 337 and an adult audience of 231, a total of 478.
  • On October 23rd, the PAC held John Hardin High School’s Fine Arts Event before a public audience of 217.
  • On October 27th and 28th, the PAC held Central Hardin High School’s DECISION HEIGHTS before a public audience of 168 and a student audience of 119, a total of 278.