TYA honors Negro league baseball

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FAIR BALL: NEGRO LEAGUES IN AMERICA

A Inventive Musical at TYA

Kansas City, MO (October 20th, 2021) Theatre for Young America is offering our opening show, Fair Ball: Negro Leagues in America, as a live video performance at City Stage in Union Station. Due to the current level of COVID-19 cases we are not planning to present live public performances of Fair Ball. The video of the show will be available for streaming to your home and to schools October 18th to October 30th, 2021!

Do not forget to purchase your season tickets now for the rest of our LIVE plays and musicals at City Stage later this Fall and continuing through the 2021-2022 schedule.

Celebrating the 100-year anniversary (now 101 years) of the founding of Negro Leagues Baseball right here in Kansas City, Missouri, this original musical play brings to life the dramatic history and exemplary courage of the men and women who played against all odds of racial discrimination and “Jim Crow” laws. Inspired by Buck O’Neill and Kansas City’s Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, it is based on true stories from a richly entertaining era of baseball history. Legendary players Satchel Paige, Jackie Robinson, Cool Papa Bell, Toni Stone, Bullet Rogan, Josh Gibson and others come to life in this thrilling musical.

FAIR BALL TICKETS HERE>>> https://bit.ly/3iGDrQ0

SEASON TICKETS HERE>>> https://bit.ly/2YqKRjH 

 

Cast

Sonny ‘Song Bird’ Sampson…….……….………..…..…..Danny Cox

Arthur, Satchel Paige……………………….……..……Elroy Hawkins

Jamille, Toni Stone, Lula Paige…………………………Tiffany Harper

Jonathan, Cool Papa Bell…………………………..…..Jamarih Basey

Rube Foster, Josh Gibson, Train Passenger…..Damron Armstrong

Bullet Rogan, Jackie Robinson…………..……Robert E. Coppage III

Mr. Mellifluous Radio Announcer…………………………Evan Gamsu

The M and M Band……….…….………..Max Berry and Max Groove

 

Production and Administrative Staff

Artistic Director…………………………..Valerie Mackey

Stage Manager……………………….……..Xanda Pilley

Assistant Stage Manager……………….Isaac Robinson

Production Manager…………………….…..Gavin Merrill

Costume Design……Valerie Mackey, Zachary Hampton

Lighting Design……………………………….Kylor Green

Scenery Construction:John Williams, Charlie Weitkamp

Executive Director….Gene Mackey

Operations Manager….Zachary Hampton

Director of Education…..Sheryl Bryant

Director of External Affairs…..Alexandria Washington

 

DEDICATED TO JOHN JORDAN “BUCK” O’NEIL, JR.




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