Gov. Pat Quinn was on hand to speak before the performance.
The inspirational play is about Jackie Robinson, who broke baseball's color barrier, and is based on the popular children's novel.
"Jackie and Me" will be performed on Saturday and Sunday through March 27 at the Ruth Page Center of the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn St.
For more information about the play and tickets, visit ChicagoChildrensTheatre.org.