Forest Lawn Presents: It WAS A Wonderful Life! | Arts & Culture
Forest Lawn kicks off the fourth year of its popular Sunday In The Cemetery® Concert & Lecture Series on November 23 with an all-new It WAS A Wonderful Life (IWAWL), written and directed by Joseph Demerly. Narrator John Lay, Jr. – the first person to take up permanent residence in Forest Lawn (in 1850) – introduces several of the friends he’s made over the last 160+ years at Forest Lawn. They, in turn, create musical, comical and poignant glimpses of Christmases past, when they enjoyed life on this side of the Lawn! Hear from one of the founders of one of Buffalo’s iconic department stores, famous for its holiday displays. Sing along to some of your favorite Christmas carols. Learn the story behind Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, as told by his first wife, now a permanent resident of Forest Lawn.
It all takes place in Forest Lawn’s historic and festively decorated chapel, with 11:00 a.m. and/or 2:00 p.m. performances five days a week through January 5, 2013. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by calling the Forest Lawn office at 885.1600. Seating is limited; reservations are required. Gift certificates are available. Visit www.forest-lawn.com for more information and to learn more about the Sunday In The Cemetery® Concert & Lecture Series, which continues with weekly programs every Sunday in January through April!
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