Friday, September 9, 2011

"Pajama Game" Opens Tonight At The Seattle Musical Theatre

Seattle Musical Theatre is starting its 34th Season tonight with the opening of The Pajama Game.

The Pajama Game originally opened in 1954 at the Broadway’s St. James Theatre with a poster that said "A humdinger, bright, brassy, jubilantly sassy show!”

And in 1955 The Pajama Game won the Tony Awards for Best Musical and Best Choreographer.   In 2006, the musical took home the Tony for Best Revival of a Musical, with Harry Connick Jr.

So now the Seattle Musical Theatre is opening their "Musicals Through the Decades" themed season with this 1950’s musical.

The information says:
Set in a Cedar Rapids, Iowa pajama factory, the musical follows the journey of Babe Williams and Sid Sorokin, two employees in the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory. Babe, the head of the union’s Grievance Committee, and Sid, the factory’s new foreman, must negotiate a labor dispute and a burgeoning romantic relationship at the same time. Add to this the antics of other wacky characters and a timeless score featuring such songs as “Steam Heat,” “Hey There,” and “Hernando’s Hideaway,” and you have a musical that presents a serious message about worker’s rights, livable wages and corporate greed while never forgetting to entertain. The Pajama Game is also a snap shot of the way women in the workplace were perceived in the 1950’s.
Performances are Friday and Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2pm and one Thursday evening show on September 29th. The shows runs until October 2nd.

Tickets can be purchased here or by calling 206-363-2809 and run $35-$40 with special rates for seniors, students and group sales.

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