It's A Wonderful Life                                                


It's A Wonderful Life, A 1940 Radio Play, December 2013

 Mike Bratton
Mike Bratton


An actor, voice talent, and drama instructor, Mike Bratton first started on stage over forty... er, many years ago, as a schoolboy in his hometown of Memphis, Tennessee; he's been performing in one venue or another ever since. Back in Memphis, Mike most recently worked with Bartlett Community Theatre, and served for many years in the music and drama ministry of Bellevue Baptist Church. Since moving to the Birmingham area with his wife and children over six years ago, he's worked with Red Mountain Theatre Company, Birmingham Festival Theatre, Theatre Downtown, South City Theatre, and Birmingham Children's Theatre, and is set to appear in the upcoming "BUDDY - The Buddy Holly Story" at Virginia Samford Theatre. These days, he also serves in the performing arts and music ministries at Hunter Street Baptist Church in Hoover, as both a performer and instructor; Mike's next career project is the imminent debut of a new theater program, CYT Birmingham, where he serves as Managing Director.



Dianne Daniels

Dianne  is active in the Birmingham area theatre scene as an actor and director, and is delighted to be part of such a timeless holiday classic, and to be involved in another Park Players production, having previously played Omaha Nebraska in Second Samuel and Dinah in The Dixie Swim Club with Park Players/Fultondale Arts Council. Other favorite roles include Truvy in Steel Magnolias at the Leeds Arts Council, Adriana in , Eppie Lederer in The Lady with All the Answers, Penny in You Can't Take it With You, and Dr Martha Livingstone in Agnes of God at South City Theatre. Dianne considers South City Theatre her "home" theatre, and is proud to be serving as their current Board President. She would like to thank Clay for letting her help tell this beautiful story, her employers at the Mega Agent Real Estate Team of RE/MAX Advantage, and her theatre family, with special shout outs to the AGFF and to the love of her life, Ken.
"Remember, George: no man is a failure who has friends."

Steven RossSteven Ross

Steven is a fixture of Park Players since the beginning of time, or at least the beginning of Park Players. A Birmingham Native Steven fell in love with theatre in high School. After a fifteen-year absence in theatre Steven returned to the stage with the Canterbury players, playing Tito Mereli in Lend me a Tenor in 1997. Since then he has been part of several Canterbury productions and has also been seen on stage with LJCC, Garden Variety Shakespeare, South City, Theatre Downtown and seven Park Player Productions. Steven favorite role was Nick in Birmingham Festival’s production of  Over the River and Through the Woods. Steven made his directorial debut with Park Players’ A Midsummer Nights Dream in 2004, and directed Comedy of Errors in 2007. When not on stage he can be seen running lights, sound and more often behind a camera taking scene shots and headshots. On the board of Park Players Steven has worked as Location Manager, Publicity, Box Office, Actor, Grip, Sound tech, Lighting and all around Gofer.



Tony LovellTony Lovell

Tony Lovell is a current resident of Mountain Brook. He found his voice and love for the stage at the age of nine in a role with no lines. After performing in high school for a few years, Tony found his way to South City Theatre in 2008 where he performed for nearly 3 years in roles that include Christopher Wren in The Mousetrap, Brother Justin Waverly in Christmas Belles and Barnette Lloyd in Crimes of the Heart, as well as doing technical work in various shows. Most recently, Tony performed in Other Desert Cities at Birmingham Festival Theatre. This is Tony’s first performance with Park Players. He sends his deepest and sincere thanks to the cast and crew of It's a Wonderful Life!


Lynnie McClure

This is Lynnie's second time performing with the Park Players and she is excited about the staging of a live radio play.
She is a California native and a retired flight attendant.  Lynnie has lived in several cities throughout the US and managed to find time to enjoy taking on roles in various community theater groups.  In 2012 she played the part of Sheree Hollinger in Park Players run of "The Dixie Swim Club".   She extends many thanks to Clay Boyce for his help and wonderful direction.  Lynnie would like to wish a fabulous Holiday Season to all and is sure you will enjoy this version of  the heartwarming Christmas classic.         





Nancy Moore

Nancy is delighted to be returning to Birmingham Park Players. You may have seen Nancy as Catherine in Proof for South City Theatre, and as Mistress Page for Birmingham Park Players or in one of several roles at The American Village in Montevallo, AL, where she works as a historical interpreter & costumer. Nancy would like to thank Clay for giving her this wonderful opportunity to be a part of such a wonderful Christmas classic, the cast & crew for warmly welcoming her, her family & friends for their constant love & support, & God for all of the blessings He has bestowed upon her.  




Director - A. Clay Boyce  

Clay is the Artistic Director and founder of Park Players. He is thrilled to be working with this talented cast and crew. He was awarded the "Outstanding Achievement in Directing" for his work on the play William the Bard at the Alabama Community Theatre Festival last year. He will next be seen on stage as Father Tim Kavanaugh in Welcome to Mitford for the Shelby County Arts Council. Some of his favorite roles have been George in Of Mice and Men, the Beast in Disney's Beauty and the Beast, the title role in Hamlet. He would like to thank his wife, Vicki, his daughter, Victoria for all the love and support they have given him through the years! I couldn't have done this without you!

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