Richard Adler, Jerry Ross, George Abbott & Douglass Wallop (1955)
Damn Yankees
Fri, Jul 12, 7:30 - 10:00 pm
Jaqua Concert Hall, The Shedd Institute
Based on The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant, Douglass Wallop’s 1954 Faustian novel of love and baseball, the 1955 Broadway mega-hit Damn Yankees hits it …uh, out of the park! Middle-aged baseball fanatic Joe Boyd trades his soul to the Devil (aka 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 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.
The winning score by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross and a devilish book by George Abbot have made this sporty musical comedy a true American classic that includes gems like “Shoeless Joe From Hannibal Mo”, “A Man Doesn’t Know”, “Who’s Got The Pain”, “Near To You”, and the show-stopping “Whatever Lola Wants”.
Our production is directed and choreographed by Richard Jessup with music direction by Robert Ashens and features Ward Fairbairn and Dylan Stasack as protagonist Joe Boyd/Hardy, Ron Daum as Mr. Applegate, Lanny Mitchell as Van Buren, Kenady Conforth as Lola, Cindy Kenny as the long suffering Meg Boyd, and a fine cast of Shedd veterans as the Senators and everyone else!
Event Personnel
Creative Team
Richard H. Jessup, director & choreographer
Robert Ashens, music director & conductor
Cast
Ward Fairbairn, Joe Boyd
Dylan Stasack, Joe Hardy
Ron Daum, Mr. Applegate
Kenady Conforth, Lola
Lanny Mitchell, Van Buren
Cindy Kenny, Meg Boyd
Thomas Guastavino, Smokey
Kara Churchill, Sister
Tate Foshay, Rocky
Claude Offenbacher, Welch
Heidi Turnquist, Doris
Matthew Leach, Sohovik
Female Ensemble
Cyra Conforth, Tessa Douangaphalvong, Hanna Foshay, Lucy Gellar, Ashley Mason,
Male Ensemble
Production Team
Kristin Combs, production manager
Greg Hopper-Moore, stage manager
Amber Hagen, asst. stage manager
Chris Lewis, light & sound design
Connie Huston, scenic painter
Scenes & Musical Numbers
ACT I
 Six Months Out Of Every Year
(1955) Damn Yankees
Words by Jerry Ross - Music by Richard Adler
 Goodbye, Old Girl
(1955) Damn Yankees
Words by Jerry Ross - Music by Richard Adler
 Heart
(1955) Damn Yankees
Words by Jerry Ross - Music by Richard Adler
 Shoeless Joe From Hannibal, Mo
(1955) Damn Yankees
Words by Jerry Ross - Music by Richard Adler
 A Man Doesn't Know
(1955) Damn Yankees
Words by Jerry Ross - Music by Richard Adler
 A Little Brains, A Little Talent
(1955) Damn Yankees
Words by Jerry Ross - Music by Richard Adler
 Goodbye, Old Girl (reprise)
(1955) Damn Yankees
Words by Jerry Ross - Music by Richard Adler
 A Man Doesn't Know (reprise)
(1955) Damn Yankees
Words by Jerry Ross - Music by Richard Adler
 Whatever Lola Wants
(1955) Damn Yankees
Words by Jerry Ross - Music by Richard Adler
 Heart (reprise)
(1955) Damn Yankees
Words by Jerry Ross - Music by Richard Adler
 Who's Got The Pain?
(1955) Damn Yankees
Words by Jerry Ross - Music by Richard Adler
ACT II
 The Game
(1955) Damn Yankees
Words by Jerry Ross - Music by Richard Adler
 Near To You
(1955) Damn Yankees
Words by Jerry Ross - Music by Richard Adler
 Those Were The Good Old Days
(1955) Damn Yankees
Words by Jerry Ross - Music by Richard Adler
 Two Lost Souls
(1955) Damn Yankees
Words by Jerry Ross - Music by Richard Adler
 Shoeless Joe From Hannibal, Mo (reprise)
(1955) Damn Yankees
Words by Jerry Ross - Music by Richard Adler
 A Man Doesn't Know (Finale)
(1955) Damn Yankees
Words by Jerry Ross - Music by Richard Adler
 Heart (bows)
(1955) Damn Yankees
Words by Jerry Ross - Music by Richard Adler
Featured composers, lyricists, creators
Richard Adler, -
Jerry Ross, -
Associate Events
Friday Jul 12
6:00 pmDinner before Damn Yankees
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Ticket/Venue Info
Damn Yankees Ticket Prices
Seat LvlFull PriceDiscount Prices
10%  15%  20%  Stud. 
AA39.00  35.25  33.25  31.25  25.50 
A37.00  33.50  31.50  29.75  24.25 
B33.00  29.75  28.25  26.50  21.50 
C29.00  26.25  24.75  23.25  19.00 
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