Festival Musical(s)
Damn Yankees 1
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
Territorial Vineyards & Wine Company
Performance sponsor
  • Description
  • Personnel
  • Songs
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
Cindy Kenny, Meg Boyd
Female Ensemble
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 - Jerry Ross (w) Richard Adler (m)
 Goodbye, Old Girl
(1955) Damn Yankees - Jerry Ross (w) Richard Adler (m)
 Heart
(1955) Damn Yankees - Jerry Ross (w) Richard Adler (m)
 Shoeless Joe From Hannibal, Mo
(1955) Damn Yankees - Jerry Ross (w) Richard Adler (m)
 A Man Doesn't Know
(1955) Damn Yankees - Jerry Ross (w) Richard Adler (m)
 A Little Brains, A Little Talent
(1955) Damn Yankees - Jerry Ross (w) Richard Adler (m)
 Goodbye, Old Girl (reprise)
(1955) Damn Yankees - Jerry Ross (w) Richard Adler (m)
 A Man Doesn't Know (reprise)
(1955) Damn Yankees - Jerry Ross (w) Richard Adler (m)
 Whatever Lola Wants
(1955) Damn Yankees - Jerry Ross (w) Richard Adler (m)
 Heart (reprise)
(1955) Damn Yankees - Jerry Ross (w) Richard Adler (m)
 Who's Got The Pain?
(1955) Damn Yankees - Jerry Ross (w) Richard Adler (m)
ACT II
 The Game
(1955) Damn Yankees - Jerry Ross (w) Richard Adler (m)
 Near To You
(1955) Damn Yankees - Jerry Ross (w) Richard Adler (m)
 Those Were The Good Old Days
(1955) Damn Yankees - Jerry Ross (w) Richard Adler (m)
 Two Lost Souls
(1955) Damn Yankees - Jerry Ross (w) Richard Adler (m)
 Shoeless Joe From Hannibal, Mo (reprise)
(1955) Damn Yankees - Jerry Ross (w) Richard Adler (m)
 A Man Doesn't Know (Finale)
(1955) Damn Yankees - Jerry Ross (w) Richard Adler (m)
 Heart (bows)
(1955) Damn Yankees - Jerry Ross (w) Richard Adler (m)
Associate Events
Friday Jul 12
6:00 pmDinner before Damn Yankees
Ticket/Venue Info
Damn Yankees Ticket Prices
Seat
Level
Full
Price
Discount 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 
Jaqua Concert Hall
The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
285 E Broadway
Eugene, Oregon
541-434-7000
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