Now Available to License For Your Theater Production 

The Team Of Harrison/Berg in collaboration with

The East Side Theater Company present the

world premiere of  "It's A Wonderful Life Jr." A new reimagined original musical by Michael Allen Harrison

& Alan Berg. Carefully sculpted for Children's Theater, Middle Schools, High Schools & Community Theaters

across the country. This new adaptation of Frank Capra's Iconic movie will warm your heart while presented

by our greatest resource - "Our Children"

Nov. 4th - 13th / 2 Weekends / 8 Shows / BUY TICKETS

Character Breakdown for It’s A Wonderful Life Jr. Musical:

Many of the roles can be played by a boy or girl...


Cop, Friend of George easy going must harmonize with Ernie


Taxi Driver, Friend of George easy going, comic


Pharmacist, older, drinking problem (Young George works for him at soda fountain/delivery),

breaks down and cries, befriends George later in life and is a loyal supporter 

Mrs. Bailey Georges Mom:

Nice 1930’s type Mom, caring, knows her son and family relationships

Pa Bailey:

( Doubles as Voice from Above) Georges Father Good man, proud of kids, works hard, helps his community, dies too early, admired by townspeople ( Can play Voice from Above as well)

Mary Hatch:

Georges Girl and then Wife, can play sweet but strong,

1940’s type wife, adores George and her children.

George Bailey:

(Suggested Age 16 - 18 )Protagonist, Everyman character, can play good actor/singer Full of aspirations and adventure wants to leave small town and see the world. Loves Mary, sacrifices his desires for family.

*Harry Bailey:

George’s younger brother, handsome, MC at dance,

football player, and military hero can play, Marries Ruth


Harrys Wife.

From wealthy family, college educated can, nice girl

Uncle Billy:  

Getting Forgetful, Likable,. Not a good businessman, partner in Building and Loan

Cousin Tilly:

Character type, works at Building and Loan with George and Uncle Billy,

tends to over react,  loves to take pictures 

Janie Bailey:

10- 11 (Can also play Young Mary Hatch)  plays piano and practices

Hark the Herald Angels Sing, over and over irritating her Dad

Zuzu Bailey:

6-7, shortest kid, youngest girl, sweet and precautious, has every time bell rings line and has important scene with George about her  flower, must be  small enough to be held up by her Father

Young George:

8-12 good young actor.

Tommy Bailey:

6-7 young and small enough to pull on Dads coat tails, a few lines



10-12 yrs. old Sent down to be George’s Guardian Angel (to save him from taking his life). He is an angel in training, a clock maker, keeper of time, and this is his 2nd chance to make good and earn his wings. Not the brightest bulb, but kind hearted and fun-loving. He loves Mark Twain’s Tom Sawyer and brings it to earth with him to read. Great character actor with good comic timing, a twinkle in his eye.

Boy or girl Soprano


Antagonist , strong character actor, Scrooge-like, has own self interests in mind, diabolical, eccentric with dark humor. Owns the town, enjoys the power that affords him. Commanding presence, in wheel chair.

*Potter’s Bodyguards “Goons”:

One goon pushes Potter’s  wheelchair the rest are his entourage, they dance , sing fun backup vocals etc...


The town sassy girl, pretty,

all about style, flirty, good dancer

Sam Wainwright:

College friend, likes Mary, gets rich, a nice nerd 


Mary’s brother, works in luggage store, nice, dancer /singer


Mary’s Date, full of self,

immature high school type prankster dancer/singer

Mr. Martini:

Italian Immigrant helped by George

Mrs, Martini:

( Italian Immigrant wife with Baby)  also plays Mrs. Thompson ,  

Voice of Mary’s Mother and Townsperson in Pottersville Dream Sequence

Angel Choir:

Multi Age kids with angelic voices

Teenage kids:

Boy and girl  singers/dancers

Towns People:

Multi Age Chorus / Singers & Dancers