“Based on the novel, The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant by Douglass Wallop, 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 Abbott have made this sporty musical comedy a true American classic.” - Music Theatre International
A twist on the Faustian legend sees the fanatical baseball fan, Joe Boyd, agreeing to sell his soul to the devil to save his favorite team, the Senators. This family friendly musical comedy is delivered with boundless energy, exciting choreography, and a whole lot of heart.
Damn Yankees runs April 1–4, at 7:30 p.m with an additional matinee performance at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 5. All performances are in the Alice Austin Theatre on Geneseo’s campus. Tickets are $15 general admission, $10 for students, and are available online or at the Brodie Box Office one hour before curtain.
Guest director, Scott Scaffidi, and guest choreographer, Katie LeSuer, team up again with music director, Don Kot, who is also Coordinator of the Musical Theatre degree program at SUNY Geneseo.
The student cast consists of Jacob Anspach, Ben Bernstein, Kat Berton, Josh DeBell, Mick Elliott, Cameron Franke, Brett Hammes, Kyle Johnson, Patrick Jones, Sandra Kralik, Annie Levine, Syndey Lyons, Kayla McGallian, Marianne Maysuch, Rocky Nardone, Evan Panzer, Kelsey Roberts, Will Snyder, Tristan Strasser, Bernie Tomaszewski, and Carl Treiber, The crew, led by stage manager Emma Brune and her student assistants Vanessa Urbina and Nicole Gindling, includes students Marion Avila, Sam Bruno, Kayla Bush, Kevin Cerda, Tessa Hensler, Tamara Huzair, Kay Nocerino, Soleil Rivera, Ryan Silverstein, and Zak Stetson.. The design team consists of Brodie McPherson (scenic design), Kayla McGallian (props design), Jena Overbeck (lighting design), Katie McCarthy (costume design), and Dave LaDue (sound design). The designers are assisted by Graydon VanRy (carpenter) and Johnnie Ferrell (technical director of the Alice Austin Theatre).