Orpheus Theatre: "Damn Yankees"
The cast of the Orpheus Theatres "Damn Yankees" will be doing a special sneak peek of their presentation in the Grandstand Theater on Saturday, March 23rd at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. This program will be free with museum admission and will take place at 11:30am and 2:30pm.
The full production will take place during major league baseballs opening weekend on March 29, 30, and 31 at the Foothills Performing Arts Center in Oneonta, NY.
“Damn Yankees” the Broadway mega-hit and winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, hits it out of the park! The winning score by Adler and Ross and a devilish book by George Abbot have made this sporty musical comedy a true American classic.
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 and a promise of being immortalized in “that museum up in Cooperstown”. As young baseball sensation, Joe Hardy, he transforms the hapless Washington Senators into a winning team, only to realize the true worth of the life that he's left behind. Joe ultimately outsmarts Applegate, returns to his former self and shepherds the Senators to the World Series.
Directed by Gary E. Stevens with Musical Direction by Kerri Hogle and Choreography by Micaelina Verlardi, Orpheus continues to shine as a true community theatre company. 36 Local actors headed up by Michael Tamburino as Joe Hardy, Adrienne Wise as Meg Boyd, George Wells as Joe Boyd, Steve Hiscox as Mr. Applegate and introducing Corinne Bresee Smith as Lola. The Orchestra for this show will feature a mix of college and high school student musicians combined with the areas best professionals, conducted by Kerri Hogle.
Curtain times are 7:30pm Friday March 29 and Saturday March 30 and 2pm Sunday March 31. Tickets are $20 for Adults, $15 for Senior Citizens, $10 for Children under 12 and available online at HERE or at the door.
For more information please contact Orpheus Theatre Board President George Wells at (607) 287-1288 or Orpheus@orpheustheatre.org.