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Family Musical

Looking for Roberto Clemente

May 4 - 12, 2024

RLT’s Louise “Scottie” Stephenson Amphitheatre (General Admission)

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.

Book and Lyrics by Karen Zacarías
Music by Deborah Wicks La Puma

Directed by Barbette Hunter

Click here to access the Looking for Roberto Clemente program!

Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois

Show photo by Jeannine Borzello

Continued Learning: Off Stage and Out of the Park!

Our Education Programs Specialist, Kasey McFerren, created a curriculum guide for our production of Looking for Roberto Clemente. This is a great resource to provide context for the play’s setting and characters and to spark conversation before and after seeing the play. With discussion questions for either the classroom or home, this guide will help young theatregoers continue their learning long after the cast takes their bows. Open the PDF by clicking the image below:

Sensory-Friendly Performance | May 11 at 1:00 p.m.

Sensory-friendly performances are designed especially for individuals with autism spectrum disorders, sensory sensitivities, or other disabilities. Sensory-friendly seating is general admission allowing individuals extra space if needed. To provide a supportive and welcoming environment for children and families, sensory-friendly performances include:

  • Reduction of loud or jarring sounds
  • Reductions in flashing or strobe lights
  • Modification of the house lights during the performance
  • Accommodated house rules: audience members are free to talk or move during the show
  • Extra staff and volunteer support
  • Designated “Take a Break Space”

Prepare for your visit!

Sensory-friendly support provided by Capital City Civitan Club.

School Matinee Performances | May 8 at 10:00 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.

Plan a field trip to the theatre! RLT offers school-day matinees of many of our Family Series productions to school groups at reduced prices. Tickets are $10 plus tax for students and chaperones, and a 30% nonrefundable deposit is required to hold your reservation. There are two available school matinee performances for Looking for Roberto Clemente. Visit our School Matinees page to learn more and fill out a reservation form.

Attending a performance in the Amphitheatre

Since the amphitheatre is part of a City of Raleigh park, please adhere to the following rules:

  • You are welcome to bring your own food and non-alcoholic beverages
  • The theatre reserves the right to check coolers for outside alcohol
  • No open flames or candles (including citronella candles)
  • No glass bottles allowed
  • Dogs are allowed but must be kept on a leash and be well-behaved

Bringing blankets or chairs makes seating more comfortable. Lawn chairs or folding chairs work well. There is grass between the concrete benches, and chairs fit well in that space.

Indoor restroom facilities, which are wheelchair accessible, are available at the Main Stage lobby entrance. Porta-johns, which are also wheelchair accessible, are located to the left of the stage near the ramp.

The RLT parking lot will only be open to vehicles with disability parking placards as well as limited parking in the front half of the lot for anyone. The RLT staff parking lot is only for drop off of patrons with wheelchairs or mobility issues – no parking. You may park on the street where signposted.

In the event of a weather cancellation, all ticket holders will be notified via email with as much notice as possible. We will do our best to reschedule all ticket holders into future performances, subject to ticket availability. Anyone affected by a weather cancellation also has the option to receive a full refund or donate their ticket cost to RLT.


Thanks to our show sponsor, First Citizens Bank.

Additional thanks to RLT’s Family Series Media Sponsor, Triangle Family Magazine.

Ticket Information

Tickets on sale now!

Runtime is approximately 75 minutes, including a brief “seventh inning stretch.”

Show Times:

  • Saturdays at 1:00pm and 4:00pm
  • Sundays at 1:00pm and 4:00pm

Single ticket prices, excluding tax and fees:

  • Adult: $18
  • Children (12 and under): $14

A ticket is required for all patrons, regardless of age.

Cast List

Eva Hopper
Raelyn Earley
Jane Kelley
Evelyn Brunelle
Adalynn Alexander
Logan Angelcyk
Gerardo Elizondo
Aidan Summa
Mark Anderson

Accessibility Information

  • All performances are wheelchair accessible.

  • Audio description for those with visual disabilities. The Sunday, May 12, performance at 4:00pm will be described.