CS Presents: Damn Yankees
CenterStage in Lake Forest is pleased to present the final production of our 43rd season:
July 25, 26, 27, 31 & August 1, 2
Tickets now available. Click on "Buy Tickets Now" button in left side column.
Joe, a middle-aged baseball fan who pays more attention to the travails of his hapless Washington Senators than to his own wife, meets the mysterious Mr. Applegate, who offers Joe the chance of a lifetime. Soon his entire world is turned upside-down as Joe embarks on a whirlwind career as one of the hottest hitters in major league baseball. But success is tinged with regret: Joe misses his wife and his comfortable, modest home. Mr. Applegate offers distraction from these cares by introducing Joe to the sultry and enticing Lola. Victory, stardom, scandal, and defeat each take their turn en route to the inevitable showdown between Joe and Mr. Applegate.
Filled with memorable melodies (“Heart,” “Whatever Lola Wants,” “Two Lost Souls”), Latin jazz-inflected rhythms, and thrilling dances, this charming show is the perfect way to celebrate America’s pastime – and 43 years of community theater in Lake Forest. We hope you will join us for Damn Yankees!
Co-Producers: Shelly Holmstrom & Sue Thomas
Orchestra Director: Brian O'Connor
Performances will take place at Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois Rd., Lake Forest, IL 60045
Our 43rd Season, 2013-2014