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A Wonderful Life

John W. Engeman Theatre

“The Engeman Theatre called upon the dream-team composed of director John Simpkins, set designer Michael Schweikardt, costume designer Michelle Eden Humphrey, and lighting designer Chris Dallos, whose collaboration has spanned 10 years. And work their theatrical magic they did.”

                           -David Ambro, The Observer


“Sharply directed by John Simpkins”

                           -Estelle Hallick,

“‘A Wonderful Life’ is pretty director John Simpkins...a musical that reminds you of the movie without constantly being diminished by comparison.”

                -Steve Parks, Newsday


“Simpkins’ skill was evident in every scene. Blocking and interpretation were flawless.”

                -Charles Morgan, Times Beacon Record Media



Music Director:

Lighting Design: 

Scenic Design: 

Costume Design: 

John Simpkins   

Jennifer Werner

James Cunningham

Chris Dallos

Michael Schweikardt

Michelle Humphrey

Adapted from the Frank Capra film 'It's A Wonderful Life'

Book & Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Music by Joe Raposo

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