October 17-26, 2014
Written by Alki Steriopoulos
Directed by Richard Sabellico
Friday, October 17 - Sunday, October 26
To Pittsburgh, Roberto Clemente was more than just a baseball player. He was a legend. A hero. Golden Glover. World Series champ. And a selfless humanitarian dedicated to bettering the lives of the less fortunate. This world premiere musical written by Alki Steriopoulos tells the unforgettable story of the life and death of Hall of Famer Clemente, as well as the three women instrumental in making him the man he was – his mother, Doña Luisa, his wife, Vera, and his doting sister, Anairis.
Special events and performances:
Preview: Thursday, October 16 at 8 p.m. Tickets $12
Pay What You Want: Saturday, October 18 at 2 p.m.
Alki Steriopoulos’ extensive theatre resume includes conducting Those Were the Days on Broadway, Gifts of the Magi at the Lambs’, The Little Prince starring Tony-winner Daisy Egan at the John Houseman, and the 25th Anniversary production of Jacques Brel… at the Village Gate. He played keyboards for Tommy, served as associate conductor for A Chorus Line, and conducted the U.S tour of Five Guys Named Moe. He also musical directed Tony Award-winner Joel Gray in his solo portrayal of his father, Mickey Katz, at the Philadelphia Academy of Music, and conducted two-time Tony-nominee Bruce Adler in concert.
Richard Sabellico is an award winning director, seasoned Broadway actor, as well as an acting coach and script adapter. Sabellico directed, choreographed, and adapted the critically acclaimed American Jewish Theatre production of The Cocoanuts and its transfer to Broadway. He has also directed Wonderful Town at Lincoln Center, Leonard Bernstein: A Helluva Town at Rainbow and Stars, as well as a revised version of Jerry Herman's first musical Milk and Honey. He was nominated for two Outer Critics Circle and one Drama Desk Award for his work on I Can Get It for You Wholesale and Rags. As an actor, he's performed in seven Broadway shows, most notably as Rooster in Annie and as Pasty in Gypsy.