Caracciolis Play George Bailey In ‘Wonderful Life’

OSWEGO, NY – The Oswego Players and, in particular, director Troy Pepper are pleased to welcome Kevin C. Caraccioli back to the Frances Marion Brown stage in their upcoming holiday classic, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” based on the film directed by Frank Capra.

Caraccioli will play the lead role of George Bailey, made famous by the film’s star, James Stewart.

 Matthew and Kevin Caraccioli play the lead role in “It’s a Wonderful Life.”
Matthew and Kevin Caraccioli play the lead role in “It’s a Wonderful Life.”

It has been 25 years since he last “trod the boards,” and he is thrilled to be playing this particular part.

In the meantime, he has been kept very busy with his successful law practice, non-profit organizational work, and most important, raising a family.

Apparently, acting talent runs in the Caraccioli family.

Son Matthew will portray George Bailey as a youngster.

Matthew has a leg up on his dad as a seasoned performer in school and community productions.

At the age of 5, he appeared in his first theatrical role in the Minetto School’s kindergarten production of, “Little Red Riding Hood,” and wowed the audience with his vocal solo. His other acting credits include the blanket-toting “Linus” in Fulton Community Theatre’s “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, and a summer Children’s Theatre production of “High School Musical Jr.”

Away from the spotlight Matthew is a budding competition swimmer, and surprisingly, accomplished cupcake baker (yum!).

He appreciates his parents and little brother, Jack, for their love and encouragement of his varied interests.

The Caracciolis are one of five family groups working with each other on this family-oriented holiday presentation.

Performances will take place on the Frances Marion Brown theatre stage in the Oswego Civic Arts Center, Fort Ontario Complex.

Production dates are December 7 and 8, 14 and 15 at 8 p.m.

As usual, a matinee will be performed on December 16 at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $10/adults, $8/seniors and 7/students.

Reservations are recommended, and available at the Players’ box office number: 315-343-5138.

For more information on the oldest all-volunteer amateur theatre group in the United States, please visit the Players’ website at http:/