ACT holds auditions for its summer musical

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Ascension Community Theatre is holding auditions for its 2013 summer musical: Damn Yankees.

Audition dates and times are as follows:

Voice auditions (by schedule)

Friday, April 26, Saturday, April 27,

6 p.m. – 9 p.m. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Accompanist will be provided. Auditioners will need to bring sheet music.

Dance auditions (required for principle roles)

Saturday, April 27,

3 p.m. – 6 p.m.

General auditions

Sunday, April 28,

12 noon – 4 p.m.

Callbacks (as necessary)

Sunday, April 28,

6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Audition location:

Ascension Community Theatre

823 N Felicity Ave

Gonzales, LA 70837

Performance dates:

July 18-21, 25-28

Thurs. - Sat. performances at 7 p.m., Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.

No conflicts accepted for performance dates or the week before opening

Audition Requirements:

Please bring a resume and a list of all potential conflicts including travel, etc. Bring sheet music in the proper key or CD with an accompaniment track. Please reserve a Voice Audition by contacting Michael Mason, Director, at (225) 964-6998 or by email at DamnYankeesACT@iCloud.com. Be prepared to dance with the appropriate attire and shoes. There will also be a cold reading portion at the auditions.


Words and Music by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross

Book by George Abbott and Douglass Wallop

Based on the novel by Douglass Wallop "The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant"

Directed by Cody A. Ikerd and Michael Mason

Produced by special arrangement with Music Theatre International

Plot Summary:

Joe Boyd is a typical middle-aged man who is addicted to baseball. Every baseball season is painful for him because his team, the Washington Senators, always loses to the Yankees. Joe ends up making a pact with the Devil that allows Joe Boyd to turn into the slugger, Joe Hardy. Hardy becomes the savior of the Washington Senators and a star in the Major Leagues. The problem is that Joe has also agreed to let the Devil have his soul. Luckily, the deal included an escape clause that allows him to return back to his normal life. After great success as a baseball player and various attempts by the Devil to convince Joe to remain young, Joe faces a difficult decision: love or fame.

For More Information:

Contact Directors:


Cody A. Ikerd (225) 955-3192

Michael Mason (225) 964-6998