On February 21, 22, 23 at 7:30 pm in the Fireman Auditorium, Hoyt Hall on the Tabor campus, the curtain will rise on Tabor Academy’s production of “Damn Yankees!”
“Damn Yankees!” has been one of the best-selling Broadway musicals of all time and is a clever retelling of the age-old Dr. Faustus story.
Middle-aged baseball fanatic Joe Boyd trades his soul to the Devil, also known as Mr. Applegate, for a chance to lead his favorite team to victory in the pennant race against the New York Yankees. As young baseball sensation Joe Hardy, he transforms the hapless Boston Red Sox into a winning team, only to realize the true worth of the life he’s left behind with his loyal wife, Meg. Joe ultimately outsmarts Applegate and the seductive Lola, returns to his former self, and shepherds the Red Sox to the World Series.
Light, fast-paced, and devilishly clever, “Damn Yankees!” is a home-run hit featuring all-American subject matter and an irreverent sense of humor. The show also has a terrific song list (“Heart” and “Whatever Lola Wants”) with dynamic, athletic choreography supported by student-designed and built sets and lights. The cast is lead by veteran senior performers: Oliver Palmer as Joe Hardy; Joe Coffey as the older Joe Boyd and the manager, Van Buren; Chapman Hyatt as Applegate, the devil; Clare Knowlton as Lola, his seductive assistant; Claire Chatinover as Meg Boyd; and junior Xan Marsella as Gloria Thorpe. “Damn Yankees!” is directed by John Heavey with musical direction by David Horne, technical direction by Richard Van Voris, choreography by Danielle LaTulippe, lighting design by junior James Barton-Souza and set design by senior Greta Wilsterman.
To order tickets, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Preordered tickets are $9 while tickets at the door are $10.