National Pastime

by Tony Sportiello and Al Tapper


NATIONAL PASTIME tells the story of WZBQ, a radio station in 1933 Iowa, on the verge of bankruptcy. To spark ratings, the station invents a fictional unbeatable baseball team and begins to broadcast phony baseball games as though real. All works to perfection until the media begins to pay attention.

Reviews and Press for the Show

APR 9 – MAY 15, 2011

Helen Hayes Awards and Nominations

Helen Hayes Nomination, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Resident Musical, Dan Van Why



The Cast

Barry Brian Cali
Darla Paige Felix
Mary Larissa Gallagher
Marty John Loughney
JP Tim Lynch
Karen Katie McManus
Carla Carolyn Myers
Lawrence Tim O’Kane
Betty Lou Autumn Seavey
Vinnie / Keller Josh Sticklin
Joe Miller / Rogers Dan Van Why

The Production Team

Directors Mark A. Rhea and Susan Marie Rhea
Music Director Jake Null
Choreographer Kurt Boehm
Stage Manager Rich Ching
Assistant Stage Manager Alexis Rose
Set Designer George Lucas
Light Designer Allan Weeks
Costume Designer Kelly Peacock
Costume Assistant Emily Riehl-Bedford
Set Dresser Carol Baker
Properties Designer Katrina Wiskup

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