Event Date

May 9, 2008

Musical Runs May 9-18 in Carson City.

"Damn Yankees" Playing On Stage

BATTING CHAMP - Baseball player Joe Hardy, played by James McDuffie, along with Jim DeZerga as the…
BATTING CHAMP - Baseball player Joe Hardy, played by James McDuffie, along with Jim DeZerga as the devilish Applegate and Sami Busey as Zola, in the upcoming Western Nevada Musical Theatre Company production of "Damn Yankees."

It's an old tale with a modern spin that has captivated audiences for centuries. What would you sell your soul for, and can you outwit the devil in the bargain? For one long-suffering Washington Senators fan, becoming the hitting star that could beat the New York Yankees was the dream, and Damn Yankees has been a musical theater smash since it opened on Broadway in 1955.

The Western Nevada Musical Theatre Company brings the high-spirited baseball classic to the Carson City Community Center in seven performances, weekends, May 9 through 18.

An aging baseball fanatic considers selling his soul for a chance to become a young hardball hitter that takes the Washington Senators to the pennant, but chooses to cling to what's important in his life.

The show is animated with non-stop hits, including the boisterous "Shoeless Joe from Hannibal, MO," the eye-popping "Whatever Lola Wants" and the encouraging "You Gotta Have Heart."

The WNMTC production stars James McDuffie as Joe Hardy, Carla Wilson as Meg, Sami Busey as Lola and Jim DeZerga as the conniving Applegate.

Forty singers and dancers round out the cast, accompanied by a live orchestra. Stephanie Arrigotti produces, conducts and directs and Gina Kaskie-Davis choreographs.

The show will play at the Carson City Community Center Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. There is also a matinee on Saturday, May 17, at 2 p.m. Tickets: $18 for general admission, $16 for students and seniors, and $14 for youth 17 and under. Tickets and information: 775-445-4249.

Press Release: April 22, 2008

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