Damn Yankees a Slice of Heaven from Gilbert's Hale Centre Theatre

The setup: Damn Yankees is a zippy, popular 1955 musical about a rabid baseball fan, Joe Boyd, who says he'd sell his soul for a long-ball hitter for his beloved Washington Senators team. Satan, badly disguised as a guy named Mr. Applegate (and it's taken me my whole life to realize there's a reason for that name), is always within earshot when people say that kind of stuff, so he offers Joe a deal. High jinks ensue. Also much pelvic thrusting originally choreographed by Bob Fosse.

See also: Joe DiPietro's Over the River and Through the Woods Is a Funny, Sensitive Slice of the '90s Hale Centre's Annie Get Your Gun Satisfies as Only a Summer Re-Run Can

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Julie has written for the Night & Day events calendar section since 2005. As a student at Arizona State, she received the Glendon and Kathryn Swarthout Creative Writing Award and the Theatre Medallion of Merit.
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