This production was staged as part of our 2014/15 Season

Bull Durham

Bull Durham

September 3 to October 5, 2014 | On the Alliance Stage
World Premiere Musical

A world premiere musical

Ages 16+
Bull Durham contains sexual content and innuendo and is recommended for audiences age 16 and older — Bull Durham goes to third base on the romance dial.

A pitch perfect blend of comedy, drama, and steamy romance.

Bull Durham, loosely based on Ron Shelton’s experiences on and off the field with a Minor League Baseball team, tells the story of three lives brought together by America’s two favorite pastimes—baseball and romance. Veteran catcher “Crash” Davis has been brought to the Durham Bulls to prepare rookie Ebby Calvin "Nuke" LaLoosh, a hot rod pitcher with a “million dollar arm and a five cent head,” for the majors. Annie Savoy, self-appointed high priestess and muse of the Bulls, has a hard decision to make: every season she transforms one lucky player from an also-ran to an all-star by sharing with them her wisdom, experience...and bed. The love triangle heats up quickly as each character struggles with their own desires and hopes for what the future holds.

Don't miss our special Durham Bulls hat & t-shirt nights!


Based on the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture
written and directed by Ron Shelton


Presented by 

North Highland


With additional support provided by
PNC Bank

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Cast & Crew



  • Choreographer
    Joshua served as the choreographer for NBC’s musical drama Smash and choreographed several numbers for Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance. Bergasse has... read more »
  • LX Designer
  • Music Director
  • Orchestrator
  • Associate Choreographer
    Mr. Esse choreographed A Bed and A Chair: A New York Love Affairstarring Bernadette Peters and Norm Lewis. This was a specialcollaboration with New York City Center... read more »
  • Assistant Music Director
  • Sound Designer
    Grammy, Olivier and four-time Tony Award nominated. Select designs: Something Rotten!, Rock of Ages (New York, London, Toronto, Australia, Las Vegas, U.S. tour), After... read more »
  • Costume Design
  • Scenic Design
  • Book
    Ron is a film director and screenwriter, most notable for the many films he has made about sports. As a writer and director, he has helmed Bull Durham, Blaze, White Men... read more »
  • Music & lyrics
    Susan was raised in rural Iowa but began her professional music career in Philadelphia, after studying classical voice at Temple University. Inspired by a Nanci Griffith... read more »


  • Director
    Kip directed Jesse Eisenberg’s The Revisionist (with Vanessa Redgrave) as well as Eisenberg’s Asuncion for Rattlestick. Other Rattlestick credits include... read more »

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