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Two tickets to It's a Wondrous Life
Where: The Off Broadway Theatre
Section: general admission
Door time: one hour before showtime
Ticket values include all fees.
$22 for two tickets to the performance on Friday, December 6 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, December 7 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, December 14 at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, December 19 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, December 20 at 7:30 p.m.; or Saturday, December 21, at 7:30 p.m. (up to a $32 value)
$13.75 for two tickets to the performance on Monday, December 9 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, December 14 at 2 p.m.; or Monday, December 16 at 7:30 p.m. (up to a $20 value)
It's a Wondrous Life
The Off Broadway Theatre puts their comical spin on an iconic holiday tale of a good man driven to desperate wishing. Sure, many of the elements might seem familiar—George Bailey finds himself ready to end it all one Christmas Eve, as he and his family are teetering on the brink of financial ruin thanks to the villainous Mr. Potter. A friendly—if somewhat doddering—angel appears to grant his nihilistic desire, and George sees how the banker's power only grows without the influence of a decent soul in the city. But the Capra classic didn't have quite so many cow-related puns, a parody of Les Miserables, or slapstick leading man Clarence Strohn doing a better Jimmy Stewart than Jimmy Stewart. The already lighthearted affair is further buoyed with show-stopping musical numbers such as George's "My Grown Up Christmas Wish." Equal parts inspirational and insane, It's a Wondrous Life is a thigh-slapping addition to the holiday season.
The Off Broadway Theatre
The name doesn't lie—located in Salt Lake City, The Off Broadway Theatre is about as far from The Great White Way as you can get. But geography hasn't stopped the space from staging New York-caliber classic musicals and original comedies for nearly 20 years. The auditorium rings with laughter during beloved productions such as Little Shop of Horrors and The Pirates of Penzance, and house-written parodies including The Adventures of Sheer-Luck Homes and Snotson, The X-Mas Men, and Dracula vs. any number of monsters once portrayed by Boris Karloff. Audience members get the chance to join in on the hilarity during interactive sets from the resident jokesters of the Laughing Stock Comedy Troupe.