Alta students bring 'Pajama Game' to stage

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Scott Murphy and Kim Wankum will direct Alta High School students in "The Pajama Game," a musical by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross.

The musical is based on the book "7 1/2 Cents" by Richard Bissell and George Abbott.

In "The Pajama Game," "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 1/2-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 brimming with songs and dances (among them "Hey There," "Steam Heat" and "Hernando's Hideaway"). For solid, classic musical comedy, it's hard to beat "The Pajama Game."

Opening night will be Friday, Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the Roxy Theatre in Alta. Other show times will be Saturday, Nov. 11 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 12 at 2 p.m. Tickets will go on sale Wednesday, Nov. 1 and may be purchased by calling the HS office at 712-200-1331.

"The Pajama Game" is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International.