Musical comedy 'Damn Yankees' performance set for March 30

Feb. 27, 2012

The major league musical comedy "Damn Yankees" will come to the Luther College Center for Faith and Life Main Hall Friday, March 30 at 7:30 p.m. as part Luther's Center Stage Series of professional performing arts events.

Tickets for the performance go on sale Thursday, March 1 at the Luther Box Office, (563) 387-1357, open 9-10:30 a.m. and 11a.m.-3 p.m. on weekdays with extended hours on Thursdays until 7 p.m.

Tickets may be purchased online at http://centerstage.luther.edu. Tickets are $26, $24 for seniors age 65 and over and $15 for youth ages 4-18.

The performance of "Damn Yankees" is sponsored in part by Vennehjem, a Decorah area senior lifestyle community.

"Damn Yankees" is the story of Joe, a middle-aged baseball fanatic who trades his soul to the Devil for a chance to lead his favorite team, the Washington Senators, in the pennant race against The New York Yankees only to realize the true worth of the life, and wife, he's left behind.

Originally produced in 1955, "Damn Yankees" has been nominated for 13 Tony awards, winning eight awards including one for best musical.

"Damn Yankees" is filled with hit songs by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross including "Whatever Lola Wants" and "You Gotta Have Heart."

The final performance in the 2011-12 Center Stage Series is Regina Carter on April 13.

To learn more about performances in the series, visit the Center Stage Series website at http://centerstage.luther.edu.