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Indiana Festival Theatre: Damn Yankees

Poster image for 2012 Indiana Festival Theatre, photo from IU Theatre production of Take Me Out

Damn Yankees

Book by George Abbott and Douglass Wallop
Music and Lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross
Based on the novel The Year the Yankees
Lost the Pennant by Douglass Wallop
Directed by George Pinney
Musical Direction by Terry LaBolt

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June 13*, 14-16, 19-23, 26-30 at 7:30 pm
June 24 at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm
June 17 and July 1 at 2:00 pm

Ruth N. Halls Theatre




“As shiny as a new baseball.” The New York Times 5/6/1955

You don’t have to make a deal with the devil to get laughs, love, music and baseball. Just come out to Damn Yankees and see this American Classic – Winner of 7 Tony Awards including Best Musical. It’s what Lola wants… and you know whatever Lola wants, Lola gets!

*Preview Performance - Save $$ with specially priced tickets!


J. Allen (Joe Boyd/Commissioner)

Charnette Batey (Lola)

Matt Birdsong (Van Buren)

Taylor Crousore (Smokey)

Ryan Dooley (Welch)

Kate-Lyn Edwards (Child)

Erica Evans-Johnson (Gloria)

Don Farrell (Applegate)

Joe Giovannetti (Bryan/Guard/Reporter)

Lexi Lessaris (Doris)

Markus McClain (Del/Reporter)

Riley Paulin (Child)

Nick Pecoraro (Henry/Reporter)

Julian Ramos (Bouley)

Jenna Schneider (Postmaster/Ensemble)

Colin Schreier (Vernon)

Kurt Semmler (Rocky)

Kelsey Shaw (Miss Weston)

Hana Slevin (Meg)

Leslie Spitznagel (Ensemble)

Zachary Stewart (Sohovik)

Jacob Taylor (Mickey)

Colin Van Wye (Joe Hardy)

Ava Vanderkolff (Child)

Ella Vanderkolff (Child)

Carrie VanDoren (Ensemble and Dance Captain)

Chloe Williamson (Ensemble)

Brook Wood (Sister)

Production Team

George Pinney (Director/Choreographer)

Terry LaBolt (Musical Director)

Fred M. Duer (Scenic Designer)

Robbie Stanton (Costume Designer)

Amanda Wray (Lighting Designer)

Colin Shay (Sound Designer)

Julie Hurley (Stage Manager)

Lee Cromwell (Assistant Stage Manager)