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The Pajama Game at Arena Stage
Posted October 30, 2017 at 12:11 pm
The Pajama Game
The DC LaborFest is sponsoring a special Labor Night performance during the upcoming run of The Pajama Game at Arena Stage. The December 13 show will include a post-show “Talk Back” session with the cast. The classic labor musical deals with labor troubles in a pajama factory, where workers’ demands for a seven-and-a-half cent raise are going unheeded, which resonates with the ongoing Fight for $15 and the federal wage freeze.
The Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory is a tiptop model of efficiency – so why are things getting so steamy? It could have something to do with how hard new superintendent Sid Sorokin (Tim Rogan) has fallen for Babe Williams (Britney Coleman), the trouble-making head of the union grievance committee. Sparks really start to fly when a workers’ strike pits management against labor and ignites an outrageous battle of the sexes. Packed with seductive dance numbers like “Steam Heat” and “Hernando’s Hideaway,” the best way to ensure a good night’s rest during the hectic holiday season is to play The Pajama Game!
Book by George Abbott and Richard Bissell
Music and Lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross
Directed by Alan Paul
Choreographed by Parker Esse
Music Direction by James Cunningham
“Terrific Songs…Sassy Dancing…Wiseacre Humor…Knockout Score.”
The Washington Post
NOTE: LaborFest tickets are all in the same section and your seat information will be provided after you purchase tickets.
To order tickets click here.
A DVD version of the 1957 Pajama Game movie starring John Raitt and Doris Day is available through the Labor Heritage Foundation store