"You've gotta have heart ... all you really need is heart. ... When the odds are sayin' you'll never win ... that's when the grin should start."
Congratulations to the grinning cast and crew of "Damn Yankees," who seemed to take manager Van Buren's advice after they endured several Covid-related delays and switched musicals in the middle of the rehearsal schedule (!) ... only to respond by putting on a great show for three evenings last week in our historic Scaccia Auditorium.
A standing ovation to:
Anthony Davoli ’22 (Old Joe Boyd/Mickey)
Julia Gueli of Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart (Meg Boyd)
Christian Nettina ’22 (Mr. Applegate)
Madelyn Goldberg of Nichols School (Sister/Miss Weston)
Greta Golembiewski of Nardin Academy (Doris)
Michael Scime ’23 (Young Joe Hardy)
Jackson Strzalka ’22 (Henry/Postmaster)
Chris Lippert ’22 (Sohovik)
James Burnett ’22 (Smokey)
Connor Paradis ’22 (Linville/Welch)
Blaine Benson ’24 (Van Buren)
Andrew Kang ’22 (Rocky/Radio Announcer)
Lenore Brown of Nardin Academy (Lenore Brown)
Carter Bryant ’25 (Bryan)
Charlotte Nelson of Nardin Academy (Lola)
Dylan Leong ’25 (Bouley/Commissioner)
Rocco Panzica ’25 (Lowe/Lynch)
Nick Mann ’22 (Strane)
The orchestra included Francis Eskra ’22 (violin), Patrick Nettina ’23 and Ryan Zgoda '23 (percussion), Brian Manning ’22 (trombone), Owen Close '23 (trumpet) and Antonio Falletta ’25 (flute/piccolo). The Art Club created the playbill cover and poster.
As is Canisius tradition, Mass was celebrated for the cast and crew prior to Saturday's show by Senior Associate Campus Minister Fr. Michael Corcoran '76, S.J.
Photos by Jacob Hanesworth '22 and teacher/theater moderator Dave Hayes '87. See more in our Facebook post below.
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