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April 3, 2014

REVIEW: Ellicott Creek Playhouse's 'Damn Yankees' a damn fine time


Niagara Gazette — Legendary scout Cy Williams insisted “it’s the little imperfections that make the game a thrill,” so: The five-piece Ellicott Creek Philharmonic (bravo to violinist Kathryn Ratka) outplays a few cleverer lyrics, the players’ spikes don’t match, the clubhouse could use more equipment, the major-league announcer sounds minor-league and Kansas City wasn’t even in the league then.

A show you can swear by, it runs through April 13, at 550 Ellicott Creek Rd., Tonawanda.     

Doug Smith has been covering theater since 1968, and baseball 20 years before that.

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