Most Valuable Player - The Story of Jackie Robinson

Conceived by Gayle Cornelison; written by Mary Hall Surface and the original cast of the California Theatre Center production.

Directed by Sherri Williams Pannell

A special young adult offering in honor of Black History Month, CTM presents the inspirational story of Jackie Robinson, the first African American to play professional major league baseball. Featuring historical images, the play chronicles the young athlete's nonviolent struggle to overcome barriers to pursue his dream.

Produced by Children's Theater of Madison at The Playhouse, Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street, Madison

Performances: February 19-27, 2011

Performance Times:
Saturday Feb 19 @ 7pm
Sunday Feb 20 @ 2:30
Friday Feb 25 @ 7pm
Saturday Feb 26 @ 2:30
Saturday Feb 26 @ 7
Sunday Feb 27 @ 2:30

Ticket Prices: $12-$24, subscription tickets: $12 - $18

Call 608-258-4141 for reservations or more information.

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Auditions will be held on the following days:


Saturday December 4 from 10am to 1pm

Sunday December 5 from 11am to 2pm

Go to CTM's web site to schedule appointments

AUDITION LOCATION: 78 N. Bryan St. Madison, WI

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS: Please come prepared to read from the following sides. Sides may be downloaded from CTM's web site.

-Branch Ricky
-Ruth Wharton
-Rachel Robinson (Rae)

-Youth audition - **Parental advisory notice, audition and play material contains racist language**



-Ruth Wharton, range 30's + years (also plays Phyllis Hunt, Helen, Country Waitress, Canadian Waitress)

-Branch Rickey  range 50's +, (also plays V.O.'s, Radio)

-Leo Durocher  range mid 20's - 30's, athletic build,  (also plays Enos Blackwell, Al Campanis, Basketball Player)

-Pee Wee Reese range mid 20's - 30's, athletic build, (also plays Clay Hopper, Larry McPhail, Track Time Keeper)

-Rachel Robinson,  African American, early 20's

-Momma Robinson, African American range 40's +

-Mack Robinson, African American (V.O.)


-Young Jackie, African American, 9-10 years

-Kevin, Joe, Helen & Chuckie, children 9 - 10 years of age or young looking older kids


January 11 - February 12. 2010

Tuesday - Friday evenings from  6:30 - 9:30 PM

Saturdays from 12 Noon - 4 PM

Individual/Scene Partner Coaching: Tuesday - Friday daytime (Scheduled as needed).


February 14-18

Rehearsal Schedule Calendar with designated scenes/characters will be issued to the cast prior to the first rehearsal.