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Audition Notice
Lincoln County Community Theatre Presents DAMN YANKEES!
Directed and Choreographed by Emily Mirabile

Music Direction by John Mulcahy

ords and Music by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross

Book by George Abbott and Douglass Wallop

Based on the novel by Douglass Wallop "The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant"
Produced by special arrangement with Music Theatre International


Audition Dates & Times: Sunday, April26, 3:00PM-6:00PM Callbacks: Monday, April27, 7:00PM

If you are unable to attend the scheduled audition time, please contact Emily Mirabile at to schedule an alternate audition or to send in a video audition.


Audition Location:

Lincoln Theater

2 Theater Street



Audition Requirements:

Please bring sheet music in the proper key or CD with an accompaniment track. No a cappella auditions. The Damn Yankees score will be available if you wish to audition with a selection from the show. Be prepared to dance or read if needed by the director. No appointment necessary unless you are unable to attend the scheduled audition date.


Performance Dates:

August 5 - August 8

The rehearsal schedule will based around the conflicts of the actors but there will be no conflicts accepted for the above performance dates or the weekend before Opening Night.


Show Description:

Would you do ANYTHING to help your favorite baseball team win the pennant?In the Faustian baseball musical,Damn Yankees, Joe Boyd sells his soul to the devil to be the home run hitter that will guide his favorite team, the Washington Senators,to a win against those "damn Yankees. Featuring the classical musical theatre selections, "Heart and "Whatever Lola Wants, follow Joe in his quest to save his team…and his soul.


Character Breakdown:

Applegate (35 - 60): humorous, cynical devil, skilled actor, great timing, character baritone. He is consumed with winning the soul of Joe Boyd, and makes the deal with Joe that the play hinges on: Joe being transformed to a great baseball player for the Washington Senators, in exchange for his soul at the end of the season.


Joe Boyd (50 - 65): (later called Joe Hardy):A middle-aged baseball fanatic,Joe would do anything to help his beloved Washington Senators take the pennant, including selling his soul. In fact, he does strike a deal with the devil,who transforms him into a young slugger who saves the season for the Senators. However, the deal also requiresJoe to give up his life, including his beloved wife, excellent singer, baritone


Meg Boyd (40 - 60): Joe's wife, Meg is devoted and understanding, loving, mature, excellent singer, mezzo. When Joe disappears, she continues to hope againsthope that he will return.


Joe Hardy (18 - 28):Respectful, athletic, young, clean-cut, all-American type, excellent singer, baritone. Joe Hardy is who Joe Boyd becomes when he makes his deal with Applegate.


Lola (25 - 35): Ultimate seductress, works for Applegate, excellent dancer, singer, actress, belt range. Lola is assigned to seduce Joe and take his mind off his wife, thus fulfilling his contract and losing his soul to the devil.However, deep inside,Lola has a soft heart, especially for Joe.


Gloria(25 - 35): Feisty young reporter, strong belt voice, dance ability.


Van Buren (35 - 60):The hard-working manager of the Washington Senators with great heart but no luck, must sing well, baritone.


Rocky, Smokey, Vernon (18 - 40): Baseball players for the Washington Senators,must sing harmony and move well (Featured in the number"Heart"), good sense of comedy.


Doris (35 - 65): Strong character actress,any size or ethnicity, great comedic timing,silly and funny, Megs best friend. Alto.


Sister (30 -70): Strong character actress,any size or ethnicity, great comedic timing, Mezzo.


Other featured players for the Washington Senators:(Sohovik, Linville, Henry, Bryan, Bouley, Lowe, Mickey) Must sing well. Movement a plus.


Mr. Welch (40 - 65):Owner of The Washington Senators, hard, enthusiastic, wealthy, high- strung (Non-singer okay).


The Commissioner (50 - 80): Male,fun-loving alcoholic, strong character actor (Non-singer okay).


Looking for a strong ensemble: Women and men between the ages of 18 and 40 who will play wives, reporters, husbands, fans, etc. Must sing well and be able to move.

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