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Otterbein University Theatre Presents “Damn Yankees”

March 06, 2017
Otterbein University

Westerville, OH—Otterbein University Theatre closes its 2016-17 season with the musical “Damn Yankees” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 30; 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 2; and 8 p.m. on March 31-April 1 and April 6-8 in the Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St. Tickets cost $30. Call 614-823-1109 or visit www.otterbein.edu/drama

Middle-aged baseball fanatic Joe Boyd agrees to run the bases with the Devil so that his favorite team, the Washington Senators, have the chance to win the pennant against the dreaded New York Yankees. Amidst his transformation to star-slugger Joe Hardy, he realizes the true worth of the life he’s left behind and has to find a way to outsmart his fiery adversary before his soul is lost for eternity. The winning score by Adler and Ross and a devilish book by George Abbot feature the songs “Whatever Lola Wants, Lola Gets,” “(You Gotta Have) Heart” and many more home-run hits.

The production is directed by Mark Mineart, music directed by Lori Kay Harvey, and choreographed by Stella Hiatt Kane, all members of the Otterbein University faculty. Mineart last directed “Is He Dead” for Otterbein in February 2016 and has performed locally with CATCO since moving to Ohio in 2015.

Tickets are $25 each and can be reserved by calling the Otterbein University box office at (614) 823-1109 or purchased online at www.otterbein.edu/drama. The box office is open 12-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The box office is located in Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St. 

 

DETAILS:

Otterbein University Theatre & Dance and the Department of Music present:
Damn Yankees
Words and Music by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross
Book by George Abbott and Douglass Wallop
Based on the novel by Douglass Wallop, “The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant”
March 30-April 2 and April 6-8
Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St., Westerville

PRODUCTION TEAM
Director: Mark Mineart
Music Director: Lori Kay Harvey
Choreographer: Stella Hiatt Kane
Scenic Designer: Rob Johnson
Costume Designer: Rebecca White
Lighting Designer: T.J. Gerckens
Sound Designer: Doc Davis

PRINCIPAL CAST LIST
Joe Boyd (later called Joe Hardy)....................... Colin Robertson & Matt Gittins
Meg Boyd............................................................................. Charlotte Prenevost
Mr. Applegate.............................................................................. Jack Labrecque
Sister.............................................................................................. Leah Windahl
Doris.............................................................................................. Noel Isaacson
Van Buren...................................................................................... Jacob Sundlie
Gloria Thorpe................................................................................... Abigail Isom
Lola............................................................................................... Caroline Kane
Eddie........................................................................................... Lincoln Belford
Ensemble: Tatum Beck, Kevin Buckley, Cameron Chang, Bradford Chaklos, Connor Cook, Christian Heinemann, Jeremy Hurr, Abby Kress, Kat Lee, Trey Plutnicki, Aaron Quick, Kenneth Remaklus, Savannah Schakett, Cecelia Trippiedi
Swings...................................................................... Morgan Wood, J. T. Wood

PERFORMANCE INFORMATION
All performances are in Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St., Westerville. Dates and times are as follows:
Thursday, March 30, 7:30 p.m. (Opening night, reception to follow performance)
Friday, March 31, 8 p.m. 
Saturday, April 1, 8 p.m. 
Sunday, April 2, 2 p.m. 
Thursday, April 6, 8 p.m.                    
Friday, April 7, 8 p.m. 
Saturday, April 8, 8 p.m. 

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