JOHNNY BASEBALL

July 24 - August 3
Book by Richard Dresser
Music by Robert Reale
Lyrics by Willie Reale
From a story by Richard Dresser and Willie Reale
Choreographed by Denis Jones
Directed by Gordon Greenberg

The infamous Curse of the Boston Red Sox is brought to life through the fortunes of three orphaned souls: Johnny O’Brien, a hard-luck right-hander on the 1919 Sox; his idol, Babe Ruth; and Daisy Wyatt, a dazzling African-American blues singer and the love of Johnny’s life. The mystical intertwining of their fates reveals the source of the Curse and the secret to its triumphant end off Big Papi’s bat in 2004. Packing resonant social history into a quintessentially American musical, Johnny Baseball will bring cheers and tears to baseball fans and theatre lovers alike.

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Cast

Brooks Ashmanskas
De'Adre Aziza
Joe Cassidy
Alan H. Green
Kelly Karbacz
Andrew Kober
Tom McGowan
Roger Robinson
James Snyder



SCHEDULE
Wed | July 24 | 7:30 PM [Preview]
Thu | July 25 | 2:00 PM
Thu | July 25 | 7:30 PM [Opening Night]
Fri | July 26 | 8:00 PM
Sat | July 27 | 3:30 PM
Sat | July 27 | 8:00 PM
Sun | July 28 | 2:00 PM
Tue | July 30 | 7:30 PM [Talkback]
Wed | July 31 | 2:00 PM
Wed | July 31 | 7:30 PM
Thu | August 1 | 2:00 PM
Thu | August 1 | 7:30 PM
Fri | August 2 | 8:00 PM
Sat | August 3 | 3:30 PM
Sat | August 3 | 8:00 PM

 

 

Cast

Scene Design | Tim Mackabee
Costume Design | Gregory Gale
Lighting Design | Jason Lyons
Sound Design | Nevin Steinberg
Musical Director | Wendy Bobbitt Cavett

Press and Media

"first-rate --rhythmic, sensitive; resourcefully acted...flat-out ripplingly entertaining production numbers" | THE BERKSHIRE EAGLE

"brilliantly written, perfectly staged...sparkles with life and wit...a real winner" | BERKSHIRE ON STAGE

"This show succeeds wonderfully...Tom McGowan's Babe Ruth is superb. He brings to life the super-ego of baseball without missing a discordant beat" | BERKSHIRE BRIGHT FOCUS

"'Johnny Baseball' also deserves bows for its stellar cast of thirteen enormously talented players, many of whom take on multiple roles...The impeccable direction of Gordon Greenberg moves the story forward smoothly and effectively as it traces Red Sox history." | IN THE SPOTLIGHT

"...filled with emotional resonance and satisfying numbers...humor, heart and cleverness" | HARTFORD COURANT