LATROBE, PA – Saint Vincent College Players will present four performances of the musical comedy “Damn Yankees” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 14, 15 and 16, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, in the Performing Arts Center of the Robert S. Carey Student Center on the campus of Saint Vincent College.
Tickets are all general admission and will be available beginning one hour prior to each show in the box office of the Performing Arts Center. The theater doors will open 30 minutes prior to the start of each performance. Cost is $12 for adults and $10 for children 12 and younger. All Saint Vincent faculty, staff and Benedictines are admitted free of charge with valid Saint Vincent College ID.
The production will be directed by Greggory Brandt, Saint Vincent director of stage and summer theatre. The music director is Thomas Octave, chair of the SVC Department of Music; Christopher Plummer is technical director and set designer; Renata Marino is the choreographer; and Beth Steinberg the costume designer.
“Damn Yankees” tells the story of baseball fanatic Joe Boyd, who would do anything for his favorite baseball team to beat the Yankees and win the pennant. His wish is eventually granted, but not without a series of headaches and unexpected consequences.
The Saint Vincent College Players cast for the show includes:
- Timothy Morris, sophomore biology major from Ebensburg, as Joe Boyd
- Caroline Nelson, sophomore psychology major from Jefferson, Maryland, as Meg
- Cam Brennan, senior communication major from East Earl, as Mr. Applegate
- Johanna Philips, junior English major from Baden, as Sister
- Rachel Mattica, senior history major from New Brighton, as Doris
- Anthony Massetto, senior music major from Murrysville, as Joe Hardy
- Taylor Millslagle, senior early childhood education major from Scottdale, as Lola
- Chris Paluzzi, senior graphic design major from Latrobe, as Coach Van Buren
- Kendra Smithbauer, freshman marketing major from St. Marys, as Gloria Thorpe
- Matthew Wojtechko, junior criminology, law and society major from Crescent, as Henry
- Nick Pietrusinski, sophomore mathematics engineering major from Monroeville, as Vernon
- Ian Mori, senior business management major from Latrobe, as Sohovik
- Kyle Watson, sophomore interdisciplinary science major from Gwynn Oak, Maryland, as Linville
- Danny Carlineo, senior mathematics major from Nottingham, Maryland, as Rocky
- Justin Massetto, freshman computing and information science major from Murrysville, as Smokey
- George Howard, freshman communication major from Woodbridge, Virginia, as Bryan
- Joel Knepshield, junior business management major from Leechburg, as Lynch the Reporter
- Eddie Kunz, senior internationaly business major from Cranberry Township, as Mr. Welch
- Lindsay Laverty, sophomore English major from Bethel Park, as Miss Weston
- Maria Fetty, senior history education major from Pittsburgh (15228) and Rachel Keller, junior biology major from St. Marys, as dance captains and featured dancers.
Ensemble women include:
- Arielle Kruezwieser, sophomore graphic design major from Canfield, Ohio (also featured dancer)
- Micaela Kreuzwieser, junior English major from Canfield, Ohio
- Maria Franey, senior biochemistry major from Export
- Moira Sullivan, sophomore anthropology major from Waldorf, Maryland
- Alison Boyer, senior integrated science/allied health major from Jefferson, Maryland
- Christine Kovac, senior chemistry major from Annapolis, Maryland
- Mary Andreola, freshman biology major from Pittsburgh (15236)
- Nicole Reyes, sophomore undeclared major from Pittsburgh (15216)
- Morgan Casto, junior biology major from Johnstown
- Grace Alverson, senior communication major from Sewickley (also featured dancer)
- Isabel Sicree, freshman undeclared major from Boalsburg
- Sarina Chase, senior integrated science major from Monroeville (also featured dancer)
- Emily Samosuk, sophomore criminology, law and society major from Westminster, Maryland (also featured dancer)
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