July 25-29, 2007
The only returning title for MTW last summer was the award-winning Damn Yankees, featuring such flavorful hit songs as “Whatever Lola Wants,” “Two Lost Souls,” and “You’ve Gotta Have Heart.” A quartet of Broadway veterans headed a spectacular cast, bringing this show to vivid new life. James Brennan was devilishly entertaining as the evil Mr. Applegate, stopping the show nightly with his vaudevillian panache in “Those Were the Good Old Days.” Audiences and critics also raved about the fantastically talented JoAnn M. Hunter, who made her MTW debut as the tempting Lola. Young Joe Hardy was perfectly personified by the wonderful Chris Peluso, and the beautiful and gifted Alma Cuervo brought depth and complexity to the role of Meg. With direction by Mark Madama, choreography by John MacInnis, and musical direction by Flint Hawes, Damn Yankees proved to be a very happy occasion for us. We also appreciated the generous sponsorship of the National Endowment for the Arts in making this production possible.