Saturday, June 16, 2012

The Pajama Game Musical Comes to Phelan

The Pajama Game Musical

I remember when The Pajama Game came out as a movie when I was a kid.  Doris Day starred in it and she was one of my all time favorite movie stars back then.

The Pajama Game Playbill
My husband, John loves the theater and I noticed in one of our local tri-community newspapers that The Pajama Game was being performed right here in Phelan in the High Desert.  For an early Father's Day present, I treated him to dinner at one of our favorite Mexican restaurants in Phelan, Mexico Lindo, and then to The Pajama Game performance last night at Serrano High School Performing Arts Center. 

The Snowline Players did a marvelous job in this wonderful musical.  What a diversified cast of characters and very talented.  Some of the cast that shared the stage are even members of the same family.   

The Snowline Players are a non-profit organization dedicated since 1961 to providing quality entertainment, learning experiences, and scholarships in the theater arts to people of all ages in the tri-community. 


A page inside the Playbill
"The musical comedy, the Pajama Game was based on seven and a Half cents, a comic novel about labor relations written by Richard Bissell.  Babe Williams is an employee at the Sleep Tite pajama factory who becomes the spokesperson for her fellow workers when management refuses to give them a 7 1/2 cent raise.  Complicating matters is the fact that Management is represented by the handsome shop superintendent, Sid Sorokin, who happens to be in love with Babe.  A subplot involves Babe's freewheeling co-worker, Gladys, and her insanely jealous boyfriend, a factory-manager and efficiency expert, Hines.  The Pajama game won 6 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score, and Best Book.

The play takes place in 1954, in and around the sleep Tite pajama factory in Cedar Rapids, Iowa." (from a page in the Playbill)

There is still time to enjoy a night out or a matinee of this light hearted play. Performances are on Friday and Saturday nights at 7:00PM and on Saturday and Sunday at 2:00PM for the Matinees - this weekend and next weekend. The last performance is on Sunday June 24th at 2:00PM.

It is a great way to celebrate Father's Day and support our local community in the High Desert.  We look forward to going to more performances put on by The Snowline Players.

Did you know?

"Pajamas (or pyjamas) are often shortened to PJs, jim jams, or jammies.  the original pajamas are loose, lightweight trousers fitted with drawstring waistbands and worn in south and West Asia by both sexes.  The word originally derived from the Persian word (Peyjama, meaning "leg garment) was incorporated into the English language during British Raj.  They were introduced in England as lounging attire in the 17th century but soon went out of fashion.  about 1870 they reappeared in the Western world as sleeping attire for men, after British colonials brought them back when returning home." (from another page in The Pajama Game Playbill)

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