Directed and adpated by Nathan Jerkins

Featuring Elizabeth Bernhardt, Robert L. Berry, Ryan Crowder, David R. Jarrott, and Megan Sherrod


Back by popular demand, the show draws audience members back in time to 1946 as members of the KPNF radio station are assembling for a live radio performance of It’s a Wonderful Life. Through dozens of characterizations and live foley sound effects, five talented actors tell the entire story, putting an imaginative twist on a cherished holiday tradition. Guests of all ages will fall in love with George Bailey and his timeless tale of despair, redemption and hope all over again.



IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE CLASSIC RADIOCAST sparkles with magical elements the whole family will enjoy... a gem this holiday season. Give a gift to yourself and catch this unique take on a Christmas classic."  -Broadway World Austin

Delightful...priceless...A timeless classic that is still, if not more, relevant today." -Now Playing Austin

IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE CLASSIC RADIOCAST ranked right up at the top of all the Penfold performances I have seen. The entire crew did a fantastic job of bringing the story to life." -Discover Round Rock

Charming... Worth the drive... After the hubbub has died down and the stockings are finally hung by the chimney with care, we need a warm, fuzzy holiday story to remind us what the season's really about." -Austin Chronicle

Notes from the box office


Tickets range from $30 to $45. Families of four or more receive tickets for $30 each. Season Members may attend for only $20 (please call our box office for instructions). The show is recommended for ages five and up. It runs about 1:30 with one intermission.


Alternate location. For information about performances in Round Rock November 29 - December 21, please visit:









The Driskill Hotel


The Driskill Hotel (Map it)

The Driskill Ballroom

604 Brazos Street

Austin, TX 78701


Valet parking at the Driskill is available for $15. The hotel front drive is best accessed from 6th Street or Brazos Street. Valet will be on the driver's side upon approaching the hotel traveling north on Brazos Street.


Self parking at the Driskill is available for $10. Follow the same directions as valet; however, do not stop at the valet front drive. Continue past the hotel and upon passing the 7th Street light, there is an entrance to the right for the Austin Centre. This is the self parking option. Take a ticket as normal upon entry of the gate; $10 validation vouchers will be provided by our events team.


The Downtown Austin Alliance offers a number of other transportation and parking ideas, including public transit and ride sharing (ex. Uber or Lyft). A map of parking lots and garages is available on the ParkMe app. Metered street parking is also available and is free on Sundays.


By request of the Driskill Hotel, guests are asked to remain in public areas or areas specifically reserved for It's a Wonderful Life Classic Radiocast. The Drsikill also prohibits food and drink from outside the hotel.


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