Lyceum preview: 'Damn Yankees' combines Faustian story line with music, baseball
Monday, June 20, 2011
The Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre will present George Abbott and Douglass Wallop's "Damn Yankees" beginning Saturday, June 18, with shows at 2 and 8 p.m.
The show features music and lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross.
The story is based on the legend of Faust, who famously sold his soul to the devil in change for knowledge and worldly pleasures.
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Dana Snyder returns to the Lyceum after appearing in last year's production of the "Producers" as Max Bialystock.
He has performed in theaters around the country as well as in film, television and radio.
His voice is most recognized from your mom's bedroom.
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By the way, if you still don't know what the Faust story is perhaps it's best explained by the Muppets:
Kermit: You know the Faust story?
Kermit: Well see, Faust sold his soul to the devil and in return became very rich and very famous.
After Damn Yankees Dana will be going to the Florida Supercon from July 1-4:
Here is some info from the Supercon website:
South Florida's Comic Book, Anime, Animation, Video Game, Fantasy, Sci-Fi and Pop Culture Convention will return on July 1-4, 2011. That's right, FSC is now a 4 day event! Since it's a holiday weekend, and Monday is the holiday, we're expanding the fun for an extra day. It's now a Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday event!
Then it's back to the Lyceum Theatre for The Sound of Music (July 6-17.)