Adler and Ross’s pro-union, four-time Tony Award-winning musical classic focuses on the struggles between management and labor at a pajama factory, with a healthy dose of romance between Babe Williams, head of the workers’ “Grievance Committee” and plant supervisor Sid Sorokin. Filled with peppy tunes such as “Once a Year Day,” “Hernando’s Hideaway,” and “71/2 Cents” (the pay raise workers request!), the show features one of Bob Fosse’s earliest classic routines “Steam Heat,” originally performed by Carol Haney (also in the film version). This production, helmed by graduate choreographer Allison Eversoll and directed by Don Hill, promises to bring all of the grandeur and greatness of yesteryear back to the stage for one glorious week only— so don’t miss it!
The Pajama Game
Music and Lyrics by Richard Adler & Jerry Ross
Book by George Abbott & Richard Bissell
Musically Directed by Lex Leigh, graduate music director
Choreographed by Allison Eversoll, graduate choreographer
Directed by Don Hill
With its combination of classic score, engaging personal story, and meaningful political issues, this four-time Tony Award-winning musical is as resonant today as it was at its premiere nearly 65 years ago. At the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory handsome Sid Sorokin and feisty Union rep “Babe” Williams fall hard for each other, but when the pair finds themselves on opposite sides of a labor dispute, sparks really start to fly!
Claire Trevor Theatre
Evenings: Jun. 1, 6, 7, 8 8:00 p.m.
Evening: Jun. 5 7:30 p.m.
Matinees: Jun. 2*, 8 2:00 p.m.
*Ticketholders: Please join us for a post-performance TalkBack with the creative team and cast.
$18 / $15 / $14 / $11