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"Any time you have an opportunity to make a difference in this world and you don't, then you are wasting your time on earth."

Roberto Clemente

  • Full Length Musical
  • Comedy, Drama
  • 60 minutes

  • Time Period: 1970s
  • Target Audience: Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13), Teen (Age 14 - 18), Children (Age 6 - 10), Appropriate for all audiences
  • Set Requirements: Area Staging

  • Performance Group:
  • Community Theatre, College Theatre / Student, Jr High/Primary, High School/Secondary
In this rock musical, the year is 1972. The place is Pittsburgh, where legendary baseball player Roberto Clemente is at the top of his game. Sam Kowalski and the neighborhood baseball-playing kids are in an intense competition to win the chance to meet Clemente in person. But when their hero helps natural disaster victims in Nicaragua, his fateful off-field actions teach the kids about what is more important than winning. 


"A funny, cracker-jack tale about baseball-obsessed kids...well-stocked with zest and comedy."

The Washington Post

"Clemente the musical hits it out of the ballpark."

The Washington Times

"Universal themes such as love of sports, friendship, hero worship and coping with tragedy make this show appealing to everyone... A grand slam."

DC Theatre Scene

Premiere Production: World Premiere at Imagination Stage.
  • Casting: 6M, 1F