SEASON 30 comes to end with a homerun!

Olean Community Theatre, Inc.

presents a devilishly divine musical for all ages


Words and Music by
Richard Adler and Jerry Ross

Book by
George Abbott and Douglass Wallop

Minna Badanes, Director
Nathan H. Bell, Assistant Director

Friday, October 23, 7:30p
Saturday, October 24, 7:30p
Sunday, October 25, 2:00p

Allegany-Limestone Central School
Gator Auditorium   -   Allegany, NY

Adult $12.00 / Senior Citizen or Youth (under 18) $10.00

The Broadway musical hit, Damn Yankees, is a retelling of the "Faust" legend.  Aging baseball fan Joe Boyd is given a chance to lead his beloved Washington Senators to victory by a devilish gent named Applegate. Boyd is transformed into handsome young "Shoeless" Joe Hardy from Hannibal, Mo.

Joe becomes the Senators' star player, but at the price of his immortal soul; he isn't terribly worried, though, since he's built an escape clause into his contract with Applegate.  To see that Joe doesn't get a chance to exercise that clause, Applegate sends his luscious assistant Lola to seduce the ballplayer.

This effort doesn't work, but Applegate still manages to cause Joe to lose his chance at salvation. But there is still a ray of hope--if Hardy can win the deciding pennant game, he'll be able to foil Applegate's master plan of causing the Senators to lose.

With Lola's aid, Joe gives the devil more than his due. The principal selling points of Damn Yankees are the wonderful Richard Adler/Jerry Ross songs, including "You've Gotta Have Heart" and "Whatever Lola Wants, Lola Gets."

Based on the novel The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant, Damn Yankees opened on Broadway in May 1955 with Gwen Verdon as Lola.  It played over 1000 performances.  A successful Broadway revival run of over 700 performances opened in March 1994 and starred Bebe Neuwirth as Lola.

Joe BoydMoses Howden
Meg BoydKelly Campbell
Mr. ApplegateNathan Malick
SisterDani Brien
DorisPatricia Howden
Joe HardyJacque Austin
HenryTim Hollamby
SohovikBrad Thomas
SmokeyMitch O'Dell
VernonShaughn Bryant
LinvilleColin Sullivan
Van BurenWilliam Steffen
Rocky/EddieAaron Thomas
Gloria ThorpeCourtney Hoerner
LynchKathy Malick
WelchMike Schott
LolaLucy Robinson
BouleyJames Hastings
MickeyBob Meyers
Miss WestonSue Hannon
CommissionerGus Napoleon
PostmasterSteve Spry
ForrestChester Bloomfield

Meaghan Bryant
Alexa Campbell
Lauren Ruffini
Bridgette Martin
Sue Hannon
Courtney Lasher
Meaghan Bryant
Lauren Ruffini
Bridgette Martin

Teen Fans
Alexa Campbell
Emily Sullivan
Amber Kolodziejski

Bat Boys
Travis Groth
Zack Donner

Alexa Campbell
Sue Hannon
Lauren Ruffini
Bridgette Martin

Male Dancers
James Hastings
Brad Thomas
Colin Sullivan
Mitch O'Dell

ProducerCarla Campbell
DirectorMinna Badanes
Assistant DirectorNathan H. Bell
Technical Director     Nathan H. Bell
Orchestra DirectorRuth Fuller
Vocal DirectorPat Waldron
ChoreographerLaurie Donner
Rehearsal AccompanistJoyce Gilroy