Hopkins High School Royal Productions will present the 1955 Broadway musical "Damn Yankees" at the Hopkins High School auditorium on November 15, 16, and 17 at 7 p.m., and a matinee on November 17 at 2 p.m.
The musical is based on Douglass Wallop's novel The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant. The musical book was written by Wallop and George Abbott, with music and lyrics by Jerry Ross and Richard Adler. It tells the tale of die-hard baseball fan Joe Boyd who, tired of watching his beloved Washington Senators flounder, dreams of saving his team from humiliation at the hands of the dreaded New York Yankees.
Joe gets his wish by selling his soul to become a young baseball phenom. The new "Shoeless Joe" is the darling of his team and its fans and helps propel the Senators into the pennant race. Deception, lies, and controversy lead up to the bottom of the ninth inning where the stakes are high. Will the devil destroy everyone’s dreams? Can Joe save himself and those he loves?
This HHS production showcases the talents of over 80 incredible students both on- and off-stage. Student crews for set construction, props, costuming, make-up, sound, and lighting keep the backstage humming. In the pit, a student orchestra delights with a lively score. The student actors bring the delightful, sports-infused story to life through song, dance, wit, and charm. Behind the scenes, a team of professionals leads and mentors the students in the thrill of production and performance. It's an impressive achievement not to be missed!
Tickets may be purchased online at www.seatyourself.biz/hopkins (beginning Oct. 29th) or at the door on the night of performance.
Ticket prices are as follows:
- Adults: $12
- Seniors 65 and older: $10
- Students with Hopkins school ID: FREE
- Younger Hopkins students: FREE with parent/guardian/adult ticket purchase
- Out of district students: $10
For more info or questions, call 952-988-4691.