OSWEGO, NY – Oswego High School Drama Club will present “Damn Yankees” at the Oswego High School Robinson-Faust Theatre of the Performing Arts on February 7 and 8 at 7:30 p.m.
As part of their first themed season, “A Season to Die For,” Oswego High School students and the production staff that brought you “Pippin,” “Evita,” and “The Secret Garden” are putting together this sports-themed musical comedy.
Douglass Wallop’s “Damn Yankees” premiered on Broadway in 1955 and took home seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
Its last Broadway revival occurred in 1994 for a total of 718 performances and has become an American classic.
Baseball fanatic Joe Boyd trades his soul to Mr. Applegate, the Devil, for a shot at leading his favorite team to victory against the New York Yankees.
Applegate gives Joe until the final day of the season to call off the deal; if he plays in the final game then his soul will forever belong to Applegate.
As young baseball sensation Joe Hardy, he guides the Washington Senators to a win against those “damn Yankees” gaining fame and glory.
Applegate employs the conniving femme fatale ‘Lola’ to derail Joe’s ambitions.
Finally realizing the worth of the life he left behind, Joe tries to dodge Applegate’s devilish tactics to keep his soul.
With classic musical theatre numbers such as “Whatever Lola Wants” and “Shoeless Joe From Hannibal, Mo” and the evergreen “Heart,” follow Joe’s quest to save his team and his soul.
Musical director Robert Dumas, director/designer Garrett Heater, and returning choreographer Amanda Kurey are eager to announce the soon-to-be completed cast list.
Tickets will be available at the beginning of January through phone and website orders.