Get into the spirit of the holidays by joining Back Alley Productions in the classic tale "It's A Wonderful Life," to be performed at the Mars Theater Fridays and Saturdays from Dec. 2-18, at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m.

"We are going to make this show very special," said director Kaylee Smith. "We have all been touched by Frank Capra's story. It means a lot to us to be able to bring it to life. While everyone may have seen "It's A Wonderful Life" in some incarnation in the past, our actors will make you forget you've seen this story before. There's such an authenticity and sincerity in their work that it's sure to bring the Christmas spirit to the local audience."

The show details the lackluster life George Bailey, who has given up most of his dreams of travel in the pursuit of helping others, principally by keeping greedy banker Mr. Potter from taking control of the small town of Bedford Falls. Now faced with being middle-aged and only minimally successful, George is suddenly thrown into personal crisis that threatens to destroy his business, his faith, and his life. That's when his guardian angel intervenes.

"The message of this story is vital in a year hallmarked by so much tension around the world," Smith added. "We felt it appropriate to cap our season off with a reminder that turmoil is temporary, but love, family and faith last forever. It's a reminder that everyone matters, that we all have a strong effect on the people we love the most and love is all around us if we look for it."

Tickets are $15 for general admission, $12 for seniors and $10 for students. You may purchase them online at BAPshows.com or at the box office day of show. For questions, call (706) 996-8350.