Philelectic Society Announces Spring Musical Auditions for Damn Yankees

Posted January 9, 2014 / Last updated January 18, 2014

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Damn Yankeeslogo_200x200_000031The Jesuit Philelectic Society announces auditions for its spring musical Damn Yankees. Damn Yankees is a musical comedy with a book by George Abbott and Douglass Wallop and music and lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross. The show won Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Score, and Best Book.

Auditions will be held Monday, Jan. 20 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Jesuit Auditorium.

  • Auditioners are asked to be prepared to sing any appropriate song that shows your vocal range, with or without accompaniment.
  • Please wear clothes you can move in and bring dance shoes if you have them. No open-toed shoes or shorts.
  • You may be asked to read from the script. All auditions may be recorded.
  • It is mandatory that you complete an audition form (pdf), also available in the Phil’s office.

CALLBACKS will be held Tuesday, Jan. 21, if necessary.

For further information please contact Mrs. Arthurs-Goldberg in the Phil’s office or by email

About the Show

From Music Theatre International: Damn Yankees is based on Douglass Wallop’s novel The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant. The novel is a modern retelling of the Faust legend, where a man exchanges his soul to the devil in exchange for extraordinary powers. Wallop chose to take the classic story and set it in Washington, D.C. during the time when the New York Yankees were dominating Major League Baseball.