Rye Neck High School to Present ‘Damn Yankees’ as Spring Musical

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Rye Neck High School will present the classic Broadway production of “Damn Yankees” as its spring musical from March 1-3. Having worked on the production for months, the dedicated group of performers will bring energy and enthusiasm to the stage.  

“It’s a musical about baseball and the love of the game,” theater director Scott Harris said. “If you're a sports fan, you've got to see ‘Damn Yankees.’ Everyone has suffered at one point or another when their favorite team wasn't doing well. This show takes that frustration to a fantasy extreme, and we get to see all the fun and pageantry of our great American pastime played out in musical form.”

Harris said the show features wonderful characters, great songs and a strong, smart script. Choreographer Francesca DeAngelo has been teaching spectacular dance numbers to the students, and music director Kathryn Krull has been instrumental in helping them improve their singing. 

“I'm so proud of the work they've all put into this production,” Harris said. 

As a special treat to its youngest audience members after the Saturday matinee performance, Rye Neck High School will invite children to meet the cast in the lobby and take photos with the ballplayers. Then, children who are interested will be treated to a backstage tour, where they'll be invited onstage to see how the musical is put together. 

“Student cast and crew members will lead children on short theater tours and teach them some backstage magic,” Harris said. “It should be a really fun experience, and will hopefully ignite a love of musicals in all our young attendees.” 

Performances are Thursday, March 1 through Saturday, March 3 at 7 p.m., and Saturday, March 3 at 1 p.m. Tickets to the performances are $15 for adults and $10 for students and children. For more information, visit www.rnhssm.booktix.com.