"Everybody's Hero: The Jackie Robinson Story"

'Everybody's Hero: The Jackie Robinson Story'

10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., January 27, 2017 | Yardley Hall

$6 - $30 Individual Tickets Season Ticket Package


At the start of summer 1947, television was brand-new, the sound barrier had not been broken, and baseball was a white man's game. By the time fall arrived, Jackie Robinson had become the first African-American to play major league baseball.


Dodgers General Manager Branch Rickey knew Robinson would be tough enough to stand up to teammates who would ridicule him, the pitchers who would throw at him and the fans who would send him threats. This musical play shows the events that shaped Jackie Robinson's character, his struggle to gain acceptance, and the tremendous obstacles he overcame on his way to changing the face of our nation and our national pastime. Performance photo shows Jackie Robinson sporting his Montreal Royals jersey.

Pre-Show Talk

6:30 p.m., January 27, 2017

Dr. Raymond Doswell, VP Curatorial Services, Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

A Very Special Invitation

12:30 p.m., January 22, 2017 | Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, 1616 E. 18th St., Kansas City, MO 64108

Join the Performing Arts Series-JCCC on Sunday, Jan. 22, on the "Diamond" at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum at 18th & Vine. Dr. Raymond Doswell, vice president of curatorial services at the NLBM, will give the presentation "Black Baseball and Popular Culture." The reception will be catered by Fiorella's Jack Stack BBQ. An RSVP is required online by Jan. 13 or call 913-469-4445. 

A round-trip bus ride to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum will be available from Johnson County Community College-Carlsen Center. The bus will load at 11:45 a.m. and depart at noon. Return is expected at 3:30 p.m. Please reserve your space online. Limited seating. Reservations are first come, first served. 

Daytime Performances

10 a.m., January 27, 2017

Grades 3 and up

Schools should call the box office at 913-469-4445 to purchase tickets, priced at $5 or less. Email Angel Mercier to see if your school qualifies for funding to assist with tickets and buses. 

Large school groups receive priority seating. General public seating is on a first-come/first-seated basis in sections to be determined. Regardless of age, each person attending the performance must have a ticket.