“Damn Yankees” tells the story of a baseball fan who trades his soul to the Devil for a chance to lead his favorite team to a pennant win.
Posted February 24, 2020
Updated March 12, 2020
As of March 12, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services is now recommending that all non-essential gatherings of 250 or more people should be cancelled or postponed to help protect Wisconsinites from the spread of COVID-19.
Accordingly, all performances of the Plymouth High School spring musical scheduled for this weekend regretfully will not be open to the general public. Instead, each member of the cast and crew will have a limited number of tickets for their family and friends.
Those already holding tickets can bring them to the PHS Office starting March 16 for a refund. If you chose not to seek a refund, we gratefully appreciate your donation to our program.
Plymouth High School will present the Broadway mega-hit “Damn Yankees” as its annual spring musical March 12-15.
“Damn Yankees” tells the story of middle-aged baseball fanatic 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.
Transformed into a young baseball sensation, Joe turns the hapless Washington Senators into a winning team, only to realize the true worth of the life that he's left behind. Audiences will enjoy seeing if the Senators win the World Series and if Joe can ultimately outsmart Applegate and return to his former self.
Based on the novel “The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant” by Douglass Wallop, “Damn Yankees” won seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The winning score by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross and a devilish book by George Abbott and Douglass Wallop have made this sporty comedy a true American classic.
Shows will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday March 12, Friday March 13, and Saturday March 14, with a matinee at 2 p.m. Sunday March 15 in the Acuity Auditorium at Plymouth High School, 125 S. Highland Ave.
Reserved-seat tickets cost $9 and are on sale in the Plymouth High School office beginning Tuesday Feb. 25. Any remaining tickets will be available at the door an hour before each performance.
The double-cast PHS show is directed by Colleen Schulz and Amanda Smith, with choreography by Lori Schmitt, set construction by Scott Bunyea and Shane Smith, pit band direction by Cody Wisman, and technical direction by Gary Kaiser.
• Visit The Arts section of our District Report Card to learn more about the extensive and varied performance opportunities available to our students.