Southern Union presents ‘Damn Yankees’


Special to the
Opelika Observer

“Damn Yankees,” the Broadway mega-hit and winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Choreography, is coming to the Southern Union State Community College stage.
This American classic, based on the novel “The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant” by Douglass Wallop, sets America’s favorite pastime to music.
Light, fast-paced and devilishly clever, “Damn Yankees” tells the story of a middle-aged baseball fanatic named Joe Boyd, who 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. 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 musical features the entire SUSCC Fine Arts Department and will be presented in Brazeal Auditorium April 18, 19, 20, 26, 27 at 7 p.m. and April 28 at 2 p.m.
Tickets are on sale and can be purchased by contacting Rita Brown at 256-395-2211, ext. 5113.


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