Tim Scott, that excitable fellow onscreen at Royals games, is one of Kansas City's most electric actors, a reckless perfectionist with jagged rhythms, wicked comic timing, and the ability to haul feeling up from within himself and send it humming through the crowd. Playing George Bailey in the American Heartland Theatre's memorable take on It's a Wonderful Life, Scott got to woo, rage, suffer and — at long last — exult, all of which he did with such invention that the ghost of Jimmy Stewart never once troubled the play. Thanks to the show's live-on-the-radio conceit, Scott played an actor playing George Bailey in front of a microphone. This freed him to play other characters, notably George's father, whom Scott voiced in a dead-on imitation of Stewart. He captured the manifold subtleties of a difficult talk between father and son as Bailey Sr. asked Bailey Jr. to put his dreams on hold, both knowing, in Scott's rendition, that this hold would be permanent.