CLARKSVILLE, TN – July 26, 2019 – Clarksville's oldest professional theatre is hitting it out of the park to close Season 36 with “Damn Yankees” running Aug. 2-24 at the Roxy Regional Theatre.
“Damn Yankees” opens at the Roxy Regional Theatre 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2. In keeping with the theatre's traditional pay-what-you-can opening night, all tickets not pre-sold at the regular price will go on sale at 7:30 p.m. that evening for a $5 minimum donation.
America's favorite pastime takes center stage in this Tony Award-winning musical based on the novel “The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant” by Douglass Wallop.
“Damn Yankees” stars middle-aged baseball fanatic Joe Boyd, who trades his soul to the Devil (played by Ryan Bowie) for a chance to lead his favorite team to victory in the pennant race against the New York Yankees. As young baseball sensation “Joe Hardy,” Boyd transforms the hapless Washington Senators into a winning team – only to realize the true worth of the life he's left behind.
The musical is directed and choreographed by Ryan Bowie. “Damn Yankees” was composed by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross, with book by George Abbott and Douglass Wallop, and is presented through special arrangement and recorded music has been provided by Music Theatre International.
The theatre's 8th annual Summer Cookout, featuring hamburgers and hot dogs (courtesy of Edward's Steakhouse) with sides takes place 6:30 p.m. Aug. 10 under the marquee. Tickets for the package, which includes the 8 p.m. performance of “Damn Yankees,” are $40 (adults) and $25 (ages 13 and under). The reservation deadline for the cookout is Friday, Aug. 2.
Tickets are $25 (adults) and $15 (13 and under). Military, APSU students and CitySaver coupon holders can receive two tickets for the price of one to Thursday performances during the run.
For tickets and more information, visit www.roxyregionaltheatre.org or call the box office at 931-645-7699.
This production is made possible in part by Jerry & Brenda Bowie and Nancy & Garnett Ladd. Additional funding support has been provided by James G. Holleman.
About The Roxy Regional Theatre
The Roxy Regional Theatre is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to producing professional live theatre and promoting the arts, with emphasis on education, in Clarksville, Middle Tennessee and the Southeast. The theatre is located at 100 Franklin Street in Historic Downtown Clarksville. For more information, visit www.roxyregionaltheatre.org.
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