Set during World War II, Yank! chronicles the relationship between two servicemen long before “Don’t-ask-don’t-tell” was part of the national discussion. With a lively score inspired by the pop sounds of the 1940’s, Yank! captures the spirit and exuberance of the era as it explores questions of prejudice, courage and survival.
Featuring music by Joseph Zellnik and book and lyrics by David Zellnik, Yank! also features music direction by John Baxindine, choreography by Jeffry Denman, set design by Ray Klausen, costume design by Tricia Barsamian and lighting design by Ken Lapham.
Yank! is co-produced by Maren Berthelsen, Pamela Koslow, Stuart Wilk, Matt Schicker, Hugh Hayes, Jim Kierstead, Sondra Healy and Shidan Majidi.
Directed by Igor Goldin, the production features a cast that includes Nancy Anderson (Wonderful Town, A Class Act), Jeffry Denman (White Christmas, The Producers), Ivan Hernandez (Romantic Poetry, The Fantastics) and Bobby Steggert (Ragtime, 110 in the Shade). Andrew Durand (Spring Awakening), Zak Edwards (Encores! No No Nanette), Todd Faulkner (PBS’ “Wordscape”), Denis Lambert (A Chorus Line), Joseph Medeiros (Guys and Dolls, Grease), David Perlman (Calvin Berger at Barrington Stage), Christopher Ruth (Happy Days at Paper Mill/Goodspeed) and Tally Sessions (South Pacific).
About the Company: The York Theatre Company
The mission of The York Theatre Company is:
• to be a birthplace for new literate, intimate musicals, and a place where underappreciated musical gems from the past are rediscovered;
• to provide support for the creators of new musical theatre and be a showcase for new musical theatre talent of all kinds;
• to provide students with opportunities for hands-on theatre education, and
• to serve the community by presenting free or low-cost musical theatre performances to under-served audiences.
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Theater: Theatre at Saint Peter's Church
Address: 619 Lexington Ave. (entrance at 54t
Students & Seniors $20-$30*
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