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“Those Damn Yankees”

  Baseball, America’s favorite past-time, gains a little more “heart” in Vanderbilt Off-Broadway’s (VOB) production of Damn Yankees. Taking a step into the 1950’s, we follow Joe Boyd (Sammy Lyons) as he strikes a deal with the Devil, known as Applegate (Alex Schecter), to help Joe’s favorite team, the Washington Senators, make it to the…

Posted by on February 17, 2017 in Production Review, , , , , , , , , , , , ,


Those Damn Yankees Did it Again

On January 20, 2017, in Blaire School of Music’s Ingram Hall, nearly every seat was filled with audience members anxiously anticipating Vanderbilt Off-Broadway’s performance of Damn Yankees. The buzz floating around Vanderbilt’s campus was that the production was a hilarious rendition of the original 1955 Broadway show. Not to say I wasn’t looking forward to…

Posted by on February 17, 2017 in Production Review, , , , , , ,


“You Gotta Have Heart”: Show Stopping and Soul Searching in VOB’s DAMN YANKEES

Vanderbilt Off-Broadway’s production of Damn Yankees delivers everything you might want in a classic musical—big song and dance numbers, jokes that feel surprisingly relevant to today’s political climate (along with adlibs that blatantly call out the newly inaugurated 45th president), and faithfulness to social realities of the 1950s that leave you wondering whether or not…

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