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"It's A Wonderful Life" starring Kevin McDonald - A Fake Radio Production
Dec 11, 2017 at 7:30 PM
Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian
AND Tuesday, December 12 at 7:30

Doors open at 6:45

$15 Advance
$20 At the Door
$25 Preferred Seating (First 5 rows of Front Center Section - available in advance only)

A live-radio-show style comic production of the holiday classic, starring Kevin McDonald from "Kids in the Hall."

With special musical guests "The Libertine Belles"

"Slickly professional in every particular... Formidably funny… Surprisingly pleasing..."
— The Los Angeles Times

"An uncanny sense of a time warp gone horribly right... A palpable sense of infectious goofiness…"
— LA Weekly

“…A must see... Boasts an outstanding cast..."
— LA Weekly
Ticket sales ended Dec 11, 2017 6:30 PM. Additional tickets may be available at the box office.
Kevin McDonald | 7:30 PM
Kevin McDonald may have opted for a movie career in the mid-'90s after their TV series ended, but he is still best known as a member of the Canadian comedy troupe The Kids in the Hall.

Born in Montreal, McDonald moved to Los Angeles at age seven and to Toronto as a teen. After taking acting classes in high school, McDonald studied drama in college, but ran into academic problems because he reportedly only had talent for comedy. McDonald's career began to take shape when he enrolled in a Second City improv class in Toronto and met like-minded actor Dave Foley. Together, the two formed The Kids in the Hall in the early '80s. Often compared to Britain's Monty Python, the five-man Kids in the Hall attracted a devoted following for their gender- and age-spanning array of nuttily inspired characters, including McDonald's Apathetic Cop and "Nobody Likes Us" Guy.

After the series ended in 1994, McDonald earned a role in National Lampoon's Senior Trip (1995) before reuniting with the Kids for their film debut (as a troupe) in Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy (1996). A send-up of contemporary pharmaceutical culture, McDonald's several roles included the hapless researcher forced to prematurely put his new miracle anti-depressant on the market. Dividing his time between movies and TV in the late '90s, McDonald played guest-starring roles on several series, including Seinfeld, Friends, That '70s Show. more >>>
Fake Radio | 7:30 PM
“An uncanny sense of a time warp gone horribly right.”
“A palpable sense of infectious goofiness”
“Boasts an outstanding cast”
- Los Angeles Weekly

“Slickly professional in every particular”
“Formidably funny... surprisingly pleasing”
- The Los Angeles Times


"...riveting in its commitment and vocal variety."
- Stage Raw

"We’ve seldom heard voice performers on the live stage that could match the original Mercury cast’s polish and conviction."
- Creepy LA
Company History
For nearly two decades, "Fake Radio" has been delighting audiences and critics alike with its unique recreations of radio shows from 1938 – 1958, "The Golden Age" of Radio. Our shows transport audiences back in time by capturing the essence of an old-time-radio broadcast: actors perform in period clothing, stand with scripts in hand - before old microphones - retelling classic stories while all of the sound effects are perfectly synchronized. The troupe’s well-known hallmark is expertly blending the original broadcast scripts - including commercials! - with unexpected improvisation. Our mission is bringing the art of historic radio plays to new generations of fans in creative ways.

The Cast
The cast of Fake Radio is comprised of professional actors, voice-over artists, master improvisers, writers, singers & stand-up comedians. As a result, they are incredibly skilled at seamlessly shifting between the worlds of comedy and drama in a heartbeat. Separately, each cast member has achieved their own honors and accolades including an Emmy Award. Together, they are the most talented cast in Hollywood and Portland.

Respected Guest Stars
Fake Radio has been honored to have garnered both the respect and participation of three Emmy Award winners, three cast members from the legendary sketch comedy troupe "The Kids in the Hall”, two cast members each from "Saturday Night Live” and “MadTV”, master improvisers and character actors, stand-up comics and some of the industry’s best known and most recognized voice actors.

Our list of guest stars includes: Ray Romano, John Larroquette & Marcia Wallace; Jeff Garlin, George Wendt, Jamie Farr & Fred Willard; The Kids in the Hall and Phil Proctor from The Firesign Theatre; Tom Kenny, Maria Bamford & Rick Overton; Debra Skelton & Phil Lamarr; and one of the original cast members from Saturday Night Live: Larraine Newman. more >>>
The Libertine Belles are a Sweet and Hot, Vintage Swing Vocal Trio accompanying themselves on 6-string Tenor Uke, Trashcan Bass, and Washboard/drums, plus Saucy Cornet to dazzle your senses! more >>>