DC-7: The Roberto Clemente Story: Moving Musical About Hall of Famer
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The high-stakes world of middle-school spelling competitions takes center stage in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. This musical comedy follows six overachieving would-be wordsmiths and their neurotic parents. The hilariously catchy songs capture teenage troubles at their worst from "Woe Is Me" to "My Unfortunate Erection (Chip's Lament)." And the contest teaches the valuable lesson that winning isn't the only definition of success. With music and lyrics by William Finn and a book by Rachel Sheinkin, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee was nominated for Best Musical and five other Tony Awards in its original run, winning for Best Book. Learn More
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Featured review from Jesse Johnson
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In light of "42", this is a timely look at Clemente, the first Latin Baseball superstar. Only fitting that he was signed to the Dodgers organization, but after sitting the bench in Montreal, Pittsburgh picked him up where he played his major league career. Play is bilingual with characters moving back and forth between English and Spanish, and incorporates a large video screen for translation as well as showing video clips to provide context for the story line as the stage itself is very sparse. The play starts at ends with his death - first with the wife at his funeral and then again ending with that. In between is the story of his life, the depth is necessarily shallow, but you are able to understand the forces of racism, the learning of english, that shaped the man the many of us old guys loved in our youth.
DC-7: The Roberto Clemente Story
A Bilingual Presentation
By Luis Caballero
Directed by Luis Caballero
Musical direction by Didier Prossaird of the Sin Miedo salsa band
Choreography by Luis Salgado