Okema T. Moore
John Bolger to Lead World Premiere of ONCE UPON A PASTIME at White Plains Performing Arts Center
Complete casting announced for the White Plains Performing Arts Center's upcoming World Premiere production of Once Upon A Pastime which will play the New York venue May 5-7.
John Bolger (The Sound of Music Live, General Hospital) will star as Mac McCarty and headline a cast that includes David Green (Shep), Andrew Lent (Young Mac), Tony LePage (Charlie), Matthew Martin (Lefty), Robert Montano (Cabeza), Okema T. Moore (Whitey), Laura Pavles (Sandy), Brandon Schraml (Hank), Kevin Schuering (Rick), and Russell Sirico (Acie).
Once Upon A Pastime is a classic-styled musical about fame, failure and family set in the world of America's favorite pastime - baseball - where curveballs reign and the Gods know all.
With music and lyrics by Terry Cashman of Talkin' Baseball fame, Once Upon A Pastime portrays the life of Mac McCarty, a one-time great baseball prospect, from the early loss of his father to his own trials filling that role with his daughter, Sandy. Following a career-ending injury, Mac and his childhood friend, Shep, open The Bullpen, a baseball-themed bar in Florida. They struggle but survive until a mysterious and menacing character, T.C. Raymond, ignites a series of events threatening their very existence. However, the Baseball Gods of Mac's imagination have been watching over him for a long time. Mayhem ensues when the Gods materialize and try to help Mac avert disaster.