“It’s (Still) a Wonderful Life.” Memories of Frank Capra, Jimmy Stewart, and a visit with the Cast of Christmas Carol. Holiday Wishes from OWC
On this Christmas Eve, 2020, and throughout the coming year, we at OWC RADiO and Other World Computing have a very special wish for you: That you will be happy and surrounded by love. Cirina Catania reminisces about family holidays in the past and Sundance memories with Frank Capra and Jimmy Stewart as she talks about the film, "It's a Wonderful Life. " She also paid a "virtual" visit to the cast of "Christmas Carol" that has been performing in Thousand Oaks for many years! Allison Williams, Debbie Price, Richard Winterstein, Terry Fishman, and Vanessa Sichmeller, are here with us on OWC RADiO!
Frank Capra, Director; Jimmy Stewart, Star of "It's a Wonderful Life," with Cirina Catania, in the early years of Sundance.
"A Christmas Carol," is dark this holiday season, but the memories live on, along with hope for next year. The cast tells their story in this episode of OWC RADiO with Host, Cirina Catania.
Yes, this is the season that makes people nostalgic. But it brings peace and happiness to our hearts.
This year, all our favorite holiday venues are closed, but we can still come together to share a few moments of friendship and cheer. Charles Dickens would be very proud of us!
So, for a few minutes, let's enjoy the holiday spirit, give thanks to those who came before us and look towards a bright New Year.
We are grateful to Larry O'Connor, Jen Soule and all the wonderful folks at OWC who make this show possible. And we are looking forward to a great New Year!
In This Episode
* 03:24 - Cirina introduces the cast members of Thousand Oaks Repertory Corporation’s, A Christmas Carol.* 07:06 - Cirina talks about Terry Fishman and Allan Hunt. As the cast's senior members, they have performed 25 straight years.* 15:06 - William Burgos expresses his disappointment about the cancellation of the play. He also shares how the cast developed deeper relationships and were somehow thrown out the window because of the pandemic.* 22:33 - Debbie Price explains how difficult it is for the cast members and crew to go back to reality after the show is finished. They have been so used to spending time together in rehearsals almost every day.* 28:09 - Debbie Price speaks for the whole cast and crew of Thousand Oaks Repertory Corporation, A Christmas Carol. They are hopeful that their industry will soon be able to get back to do what they love doing.
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Christmas is almost here, and many of us are thinking about our beloved traditions. For me, an army brat, growing up in Europe, it was always the season to enjoy going to the ballet, or classical concert, musical theater, or play with my family. After Christmas it was most often a trip to a ski resort in Switzerland, Austria or Germany. I grew up, moved to the states and now have children of my own. And when my daughters were little, we would travel back east to visit the Italian family, always leaving time to go into the city to see the Rockettes, enjoy the breathtaking, majestic tree at Rockefeller Center. Eat hot chestnuts and I escaped joyfully albeit a bit clumsily, to holiday music at the rink. On Christmas Eve, we would light a fire, bake cookies, burn our hands making popcorn balls, then play games and the glistening lights of our own colorful tree with both heirloom and homemade decorations. Outside, a nativity scene reminded us of the true meaning of the holiday. And we always hunker down to enjoy family time as we watch the angels rescue George Bailey in <a href="https://en.
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