Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre is excited to announce auditions for Damn Yankees, the Broadway mega-hit that ushered in the Verdon-Fosse era and won seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

Audition dates are Dec. 9 and 10, at 7 p.m., and are by appointment through emailing KBreedveld@trivalleyrep.com. (Callbacks, by invitation only, will be Dec. 15.) The auditions take place at the Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre Rehearsal Space, 1020 Serpentine Lane, Suite 101, Pleasanton.

In Damn Yankees, middle-aged baseball fanatic Joe Boyd trades his soul to the Devil, also known as Mr. Applegate, for a chance to lead his favorite team to victory in the pennant race against the New York Yankees. As young baseball sensation Joe Hardy, he transforms the hapless Washington Senators into a winning team, only to realize the true worth of the life that he's left behind. Joe ultimately outsmarts Applegate, returns to his former self and shepherds the Senators to the World Series.

The cast includes eight male leads and five female leads, along with ensemble roles for both genders, aged 18 to 65. Rehearsals begin on Feb. 16, with performances running from Apr. 25 to May 10, at the Firehouse Arts Center in Pleasanton.

To learn more, visit www.trivalleyrep.org, or email producer Kathleen Breedveld at KBreedveld@trivalleyrep.com, or director John Maio at JohnJMaio@gmail.com.