The Pajama Game

By George Abbot and Richard Bissell, Music and Lyrics by Richard Adler & Jerry Ross

Directed by Lynda Sharpe, Thomas Mielke Music Director

Come and celebrate the 53th anniversary of this madcap musical that originally took Broadway by storm in 1954 winning 6 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book. 15 beautifully written songs with the most mememorable, "Hey There," "Steam Heat," "Hernandos Hideaway," and I'm Not All in Love.

The dangers of a workplace romance are explored to hysterical effect in this romantic comedy from the creators of "Damn Yankees." Conditions at the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory are anything but peaceful, as sparks fly between new superintendent Sid Sorokin and Babe Williams, leader of the union grievance committee. Their stormy relationship comes to a head when the workers strike for a 7-cent pay increase, setting off not only a conflict between management and labor, but a battle of the sexes as well.

Bright and brassy, this unconventional, fast-paced Broadway favorite is every bit the embodiment of legendary director George Abbott at his very best. The energetic score by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross is brimming with songs and dances, which have become popular and musical theatre standards and features plenty of splashy, fun production numbers, including a comic "dream ballet." For solid, classic musical comedy, it's hard to beat "The Pajama Game."

Produced by Middleton High School Drama Club and Choral Departments at Middleton Cross Plains Performing Arts Center, 2100 Bristol St., Middleton, WI

Performances: May 3-5, 2007

Performance Times: All performances at 7:30

Ticket Prices: adults: $9 students/seniors: $7

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