Setting the classic Frank Capra film It’s a Wonderful Life in the years 1999-2008, GBM follows the dreams and disappointments of George Bailey as he learns the hard way what matters most in this life. Current, relevant, challenging, and uplifting, this adaptation is a musical for all seasons.
Scripts, Piano/Vocal Score, Orchestra Score, Performance Tracks, Artwork
Basses (normal, accoustic and synth)
Keys (Piano, organ, synths)
Reeds (flutes oboes, clarinets)
Horns (Trombones, trumpets, saxes, French horns)
6F, 8M, 3M or F, + Chorus
Note: The voice types below are just suggestions. The note ranges and other qualities that define traditional voice types don’t always translate well to pop vocals. We can transpose songs for a small fee.
George Bailey [M]: A young man with big dreams. Tenor
Mary Hatch [F]: A young woman with a big heart. Soprano
Potter [F]: A bitterly cruel and extremely wealthy old woman who owns the bank. Mezzo-soprano
Clarence or Clara [M or F]: An angel.
Billy Bailey [M or F]: George’s uncle.
Joseph or Josephine [M or F]: An angel.
Violet [F]: A young woman who wants to be an actress. Pop Alto or Mezzo-soprano
Sam Wainwright [M]: An arrogant young man who rides on his uncle’s coattails to success. Baritone or Tenor
Ma Bailey [F]: George’s mother.
Pa Bailey [M]: George’s father.
Huey [M]: Potter’s nephew. Rock Tenor
Dewey [M]: Potter’s nephew.
Louie [M]: Potter’s nephew.
Harry Bailey [M]: George’s younger brother. Baritone or Tenor
Ruth [F]: Marries Harry Bailey.
Mrs. Hatch [F]: Mary’s mother.
Jacob [M]: Potter’s old business partner and friend.
Customs Officer [M or F]: An angel.
Devon Hatch [M]: Mary’s brother.And various townspeople.