TOE-TAPPING ROMANTIC COMEDY
THE PAJAMA GAME
TO SPARKLE AT THE
MALTZ JUPITER THEATRE
Students from the Theatre’s Paul and Sandra Goldner Conservatory of Performing Arts
will perform the Broadway smash hit onstage at the Theatre
April 18, 2014 (Jupiter) – The buoyantly blissful musical The Pajama Game is just weeks away from its debut as the most heartwarming, high-energy show ever to be performed by students at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre Paul and Sandra Goldner Conservatory of Performing Arts!
Slated for performances May 16 and 17 on the Theatre’s stage, The Pajama Game features 83 local children in grades 3 – 12 who have been preparing for the production since August. Directed by Conservatory instructor Lea Roy, The Pajama Game features choreography by Broadway veteran Brian Andrews with music direction by Sarah-Helen Land.
Written by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross and based on the book “7 ½ Cents” by Richard Bissell, this Tony Award-winning musical takes place in the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory in 1953, where the workers’ demands for a pay increase of 7 ½ cents are being ignored. Enter the handsome new factory superintendent, Sid Sorokin, and the firebrand leader of the grievance committee, Babe Williams, and sparks fly.
“This lively tale not only provides a grand show for our students to be a part of, but many educational opportunities along the way, with such storyline topics as minimum wage, factory conditions and living and working in 1950s America,” said Julie Rowe, the Theatre’s director of education. “It’s relevant because we’re teaching our students about many of the same issues they still present in the news today.”
Brimming with such jazzy hits as “Steam Heat,” “Hernando’s Hideaway” and “Hey There,” The Pajama Game’s splashy dance numbers feature classic Bob Fosse jazz choreography and performances by a full orchestra.
“The Pajama Game is a classic piece of musical theatre,” Rowe said. “It features very funny physical comedy, with a poignant message about the power of love and standing up for what’s right, even when it’s unpopular. This charming story will leave you laughing and tapping your toes!”
The musical also features design elements from a host of industry professionals, including scenic design by the Theatre’s technical director Shannon Miller, sound design by the Theatre’s resident sound designer Marty Mets and costume design by Jenna Hoefert.
Showtime for the Conservatory’s upcoming production of The Pajama Game is 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 16, and Saturday, May 17. Tickets are $20 for adults; $15 for children. For tickets, call the Theatre’s box office at (561) 575-2223 or visit www.jupitertheatre.org.
About the Maltz Jupiter Theatre
The not-for-profit Maltz Jupiter Theatre has become one of Florida’s preeminent professional theatres, committed to production and education through its collaborations with local and national artists. Currently the state’s largest award-winning regional theatre, the Theatre draws nearly 100,000 people annually, serves a subscription base of more than 7,611 and has world-class classroom facilities in support of its Paul and Sandra Goldner Conservatory of Performing Arts, which serves hundreds of youth and adults. The Theatre is a member of the prestigious League of Resident Theatres and has earned numerous Carbonell Awards, South Florida’s highest honor for artistic excellence, including the prestigious Bill Von Maurer Award for Theatrical Excellence in 2012. For more information about the Theatre’s upcoming shows and Conservatory, visit www.jupitertheatre.org or call the box office at (561) 575-2223.
Linnea Brown (561) 972-6132