You gotta have heart

Personally I was disappointed when the new team was named the Nationals rather than the Senators, though I understand the reasons for not re-using the name. However, I’m less obsessive a fan than Joe Boyd, the lead character in Arena Stage’s production of Damn Yankees, who is so rabid in his support that he agrees to sell his soul to the Devil just to give the Senators a winning season over those damn Yankees.

Arena’s production is quite good, and while I’m not really qualified to speak about what people who don’t like musical theatre would enjoy, I think it has pretty broad appeal. I saw it Friday and I highly recommend it.

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You might wonder why, if the star of the show is Joe, the above album cover from the 1958 movie soundtrack pictures Lola, the Devil’s henchwoman. There’s two good reasons for this.

  • The best number in the show is without a doubt “Whatever Lola Wants,” both when Gwen Verdon sung it fifty years ago and at Arena when Meg Gillentine does it.
  • She’s in her underwear.

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Well I used to say something in my profile about not quite being a “tinker, tailor, soldier, or spy” but Tom stole that for our about us page, so I guess I’ll have to find another way to express that I am a man of many interests.

Hmm, guess I just did.

My tastes run the gamut from sophomoric to Shakespeare and in my “professional” life I’ve sold things, served beer, written software, and carried heavy objects… sometimes at the same place. It’s that range of loves and activities that makes it so easy for me to love DC – we’ve got it all.


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