RED BANK, NJ – Phoenix Productions, the award winning community theatre organization, will hold open auditions for the hit Broadway classic Damn Yankees on Saturday, July 13th from 12 to 4pm, Monday, July 15th from 7 to 9pm and Wednesday, July 17th from 7 to 9pm at the Phoenix Rehearsal Center in Red Bank. All roles are open and will remain so until the end of auditions.

Performances will take place at the Count Basie Theatre on September 20th, 21st, 27th and 28th at 8pm and September 22nd and 29th at 3pm.

Damn Yankees is a musical comedy with book by George Abbot and music/lyrics by Adler and Ross. It tells the story of a middle-aged sports fan who trades his soul for the chance to regain his youth and lead his team past the hated Yankees. Damn Yankees ran on Broadway for over 1,000 performances and featured songs such as “Goodbye Old Girl” and “Those Were the Good Old Days”.

Produced by Lindsey Wood, directed by Mike Kroll, musically directed by Andrew Macirowski and choreographed by Rachel Wasser, the show promises to be a home run of a musical experience.

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Auditionees should prepare 32 bars of a musical theatre song in the style of the show. Children will be asked to sing only. Adults should bring proper footwear and attire for a dance audition.

More details can be found at For answers to specific questions, email Lindsay Wood at [email protected].

Phoenix Productions is a non-profit community theatre organization devoted to making high quality theatre accessible and affordable for more than 25 years. Performances at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank are equipped with full scale sets, costumes, lights and orchestras. Phoenix has become known as “Broadway in the Burbs”. More information is available at

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