Manheim Central to present The Pajama Game

By on February 20, 2019

Manheim Central High School Baron Stage will present its spring musical, The Pajama Game, on March 14 through 17.

The cast of 50 students features Taylor Hawkins and Paul Hurst as Sid, Shiloh Harrill and Nina Bonanno as Babe, Tj Faulkner and Ben Gingrich as Hines, Rebekah Mylin and Olivia Walters as Gladys, Jonny Brown and Braden Rounds as Hasler, and Sami Maddox and Juliana Gingrich as Mabel. The cast is supported by the 25 member stage crew and a full pit orchestra.  Audiences will remember the classic songs Hey There, Steam Heat, and Hernando’s Hideaway.

All seats are reserved at $6 for students and $10 for adults, and may be purchased at the door or on the advance ticket sales nights:  Feb 25, Mar 4, 11 and 12 rom 630 to 8 PM in the High school lobby.

From MTI Shows:

The Pajama Game was awarded the 1955 Tony for Best Musical and, over half of a century later, claimed the award for Best Revival of a Musical, proving that the story is truly timeless. With an energetic score by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross (Damn Yankees), The Pajama Game is brimming with songs and dances that have become musical theatre standards, including “Steam Heat” and “Hernando’s Hideaway.”

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 ½ cent pay increase, setting off not only a conflict between management and labor, but a battle of the sexes as well.

Featuring plenty of fun and splashy production numbers, including a comic “dream ballet,” The Pajama Game is filled with standout featured roles and a large ensemble.

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