Derby Dinner Playhouse
525 Marriott Drive, Clarksville
Various prices and times
There are some staples in the holiday season: family, gifts, travel (to some degree), a big guy in a red suit, a certain antlered fella. And then there are those things greater than anything tangible — those moments of hope we all feel around this time of year. Derby Dinner Playhouse’s production of “It’s a Wonderful Life,” a musical adaptation of Frank Capra’s memorable film, brings out just those moments. It’s a common tale of a man who feels that everyone would be better off if he were never born. And thanks to a certain someone, he gets to see a glimpse of what that world would look like. That glimpse opens up his eyes — not only to how much he has done for others, but how desperately heartbroken he is when those precious to him don’t know him.
There is no better time of year to remember that we are all connected, and that everything we do affects another. —Laura Morton