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  • February 4, 2014

    Musical Comedy About Baseball, NATIONAL PASTIME, Comes to Phoenix, 3/7-30

    Producer Jason Hewitt is pleased to announce the Phoenix opening of National Pastime, an original baseball musical comedy by Tony Sportiello and , starting March 7th and running through March 30th. The show, which originated at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater in Manhattan, has already had (More...)

  • October 30, 2013

    The Weekender – Little Theatre, big production

    The Great White Way isn’t too far removed from Northeast Pennsylvania. In fact, it only takes about two and a half hours to travel to Broadway in Manhattan to catch some of the latest, greatest theatrical performances. However, our area currently has a jump on the big-city theater d (More...)

  • October 28, 2013

    Little Theatre Takes Big League Swing: Broadway hopeful National Pastime opens Friday for three week run

    One of three regional theaters selected to work the kinks out of a new musical with an eye on home plate, Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre is happy just to be in the game. Originally a one-act play by Tony Sportiello, the new baseball-themed musical National Pastime played at the Nation (More...)

  • October 24, 2013



    What: ‘National Pastime’ Where: Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre, 537 North Main St., Wilkes-Barre When: Opens 8 p.m. Friday, followed by performances at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Satu (More...)

  • October 19, 2013 – Wilkes-Barre today, Broadway tomorrow

    “Cinnamon, aluminum, linoleum, petroleum.” Actors chanted the tongue-twister last week during a rehearsal at Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre, limbering up their mouths with exaggerated lip movement. [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="243"] 'National Pastime' cast mem (More...)

  • October 17, 2013

    National Pastime on PALive: October 17th, 2013

    Little Theater of Wilkes Barre is one of the three theaters in the United States to be chosen to perform NATIONAL PASTIME before it makes its way to Broadway. Deirdre Lynch and Christopher Lafrance give more details about the show and also give a small performance of "The Set (More...)

  • October 10, 2013

    Big hit for Little Theatre

    Broadway, baby? Maybe! New York City playwright Tony Sportiello and composer Al Tapper hope their musical's Wilkes-Barre run becomes a stepping stone to the Great White Way. "National Pastime" opens Oct. 25, at the Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre. The show, set in 1933, revolves (More...)

  • October 8, 2013

    The Beacon – ‘National Pastime’ finally heading to Broadway from Wilkes-Barre roots

    The Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre has been chosen as one of only three venues in the country where NATIONAL PASTIME, a musical comedy written by New York producers, will be performed before it makes its way to Broadway next year. National Pastime follows a radio station des (More...)