2016-2017 Season

Luna Stage Production History. Celebrating 24 Seasons!

December 1 - December 23, 2016

This Wonderful Life

by Steve Murray

The two performances on Thursday, December 22 and Friday, December 23 have been canceled due to actor illness.

Spend some time this holiday season with performer extraordinaire Erica Bradshaw as she inhabits every single role of this stage adaptation of the iconic holiday film It's a Wonderful Life. Erica's not exactly your typical resident of Bedford Falls, but Luna's not your typical theatre. Experience this heartwarming story as you've never seen it before and enjoy a few winks and smirks along the way.

Directed by Daryl L. Stewart

Starring Erica Bradshaw

Production and Design: Christopher and Justin Swader (Set Design), Justin Partier (Lighting Design), Donald Stark (Sound Design), Deborah Caney (Costume Design), Liz Cesario (Production Manager), and Dan Viola (Stage Manager)

Running Time: Approximately 80 minutes, no intermission

Performance Schedule: Thursdays at 7:30pm; Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm; Sundays at 3pm

Talkback Schedule December 4th and 15th

Click HERE to listen to what audiences are saying about our production of This Wonderful Life.

Press Release

In The Press

Reviews

Meet The Director

Daryl L. Stewart

Click on Daryl's photo to listen to an interview about the show.

Daryl L. Stewart is an actor, director and teaching artist. Stewart's regional music theater credits include Gershwins' My One & Only, The Wild Party, Disney's Aida, Carousel, Ragtime, Into The Woods, Stepshow (NYMF) and Five Guys Named Moe. Director/choreographer credits include: The Wiz, Once On This Island, Annie, Seussical, Once Upon A Mattress, High School Musical, Fame and Disney's The Lion King Experience. Education: New York University, New York Conservatory for Drama and Papermill Playhouse Conservatory. Stewart serves on the faculty of several arts organizations including NJPAC Center for Arts Education, Luna Stage Theater Co. and Institute of Music. He is the 2014 Urban League YP Honoree for the Arts, Two-Time Papermill Rising Star Nominee and a 2013 BMC Award Nominee. iamdarylstewart.com | @thedarylstewart

Meet The Cast

Erica Bradshaw

Erica Bradshaw is a native Jersey girl that began her career at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, from there she originated the role of Adele in Arthur Millers' Mr. Peter's Connections (off-Broadway) and has worked in various regional theaters including; Hartford Stage, Signature Theater (NYC), Actors Theater of Louisville, Milwaukee Rep, City Theater, Delaware Theater Company, Seattle Shakespeare Theater, and the Actor's Gang. Winter 2016 Erica will star in This Wonderful Life, a solo holiday show, at Luna Stage, West Orange. Her television credits include over 20 episodes of Law & Order: SVU, The Good Wife, Rescue Me, Limitless, and Orange is the New Black (Season 4). Erica appear in the world premiere of Girls Shakes Loose at the Eugene O'Neill National Musical Theatre Conference in Waterford, Connecticut. Erica will also headline NYC Pride at the LGBT Center with her solo show White America Hero. Erica has been a senior teaching artist working in locations all over the country for over 20 years.

This Wonderful Life

Upcoming Calendar

Apr. 13 - May. 13

Mainstage
A World Premiere by Andrew Rosendorf

April 30, 7:00 pm

Jazz Series
Featuring the Music of Earth, Wind and Fire and Stevie Wonder

May. 15 - May. 17

New Moon Reading Series