Damn Yankees Musical
Performed by Lake City Playhouse
Written by Jennifer Haler
Recently I had a friend give me two tickets to see Damn Yankees performed by the wonderful people at the Lake City Playhouse. It was supposed to be a fun date night for my husband and me since it is difficult to get out together. But those plans fell apart as my husband ended up getting really sick. So my oldest and I got to have a date night instead.
Neither of us had been to the playhouse before. It is a non-profit community theater. At one time the building was a church and out front there is a beautiful fountain made from what used to be the steeple. The inside is small but nice. There is an area where drinks can be ordered. We walked in and snagged some seats. I decided to run to the bathroom before the show began, so I walked down a hallway to find the restrooms. I passed door number one which did not have a sign, and walked to door number two which said men. I figured the first door must be the women’s room and maybe the sign was missing. I returned to door number one and proceeded to open up someone’s office. Whoops! Someone rushed over to help. I apologized and discovered that the women’s room is actually at the end of the hall. So, to door number three I went. So for all you ladies, make sure you walk to the last door.
The show began and my daughter and I enjoyed the whole thing. The singing was fantastic, the acting was fun and it was nice to be in such a quaint theater. It was easy to see everything that was going on and easy to hear all that was happening. The seats were also pretty comfortable. Just a little past midway through there was a nice intermission, which my daughter and I appreciated. It was nice to get up and stretch our legs.
Neither of us had ever seen Damn Yankees before and we enjoyed it quite a bit. While I had heard the song “Whatever Lola Wants”, I had not realized it had been written for this play. So that was very fun to hear.
In the end we had a fabulous night. It was some great mother/daughter time, we got to see a musical and visit a place we had never been. The only thing that bothered me had nothing to do with the playhouse or the performers. It is a personal irritation of mine when people leave garbage on the floors and seats at the end of a show and I saw quite a bit of this. I will never understand why people can manage to carry the stuff all the way in but yet can’t manage to take it to the garbage that is right next to the door on the way out. Or why someone would think it is ok to throw garbage on the floor.
Down below is the sum-up of it all.
I love spending time with my family doing all the wonderful activities in the Inland Northwest.