The Pajama Game
Riverdale Rising Stars presents
THE PAJAMA GAME
May 2-12, 2013
Eight Performances Only!
When Broadway fans lament "they don't make 'em like that anymore," they're talking about shows like THE PAJAMA GAME. And now, talented teens of the award-winning Riverdale Rising Stars are proud to bring this great old-fashioned musical comedy to the stage of the Riverdale Y from May 2 through May 12, 2013.
Love is in the air at the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory. But will workers' demands for a seven-and-a-half cent raise derail the budding relationship between the new superintendent and the labor grievance committee head? To the tune of a joyful score overflowing with rousing song-and-dance numbers like "Hey There," Hernando's Hideaway," and "Steam Heat," THE PAJAMA GAME is a brassy, sassy, bona fide classic of the golden age of musical theatre.
Featuring a cast of 35 talented young thespians ages 12 to 18 from Riverdale, Yonkers, Upper Manhattan, and beyond, performances will be held at the Riverdale YM-YWHA, located at 5625 Arlington Avenue (just off of Riverdale Avenue and West 256th Street), in Riverdale, Bronx, NY.
PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE AND PRICES:
Thursday, May 2 at 7:30pm (special $10 preview)
Saturday, May 4 at 9:00pm
Sunday, May 5 at 3:00pm and 7:00pm
Thursday, May 9 at 7:30pm
Saturday, May 11 at 9:00pm
Sunday, May 12 at 3:00pm and 7:00pm
Except for the special $10 preview performance on Thursday, May 2, tickets are $20 for adults and $12 for seniors and students if purchased online, or $22 for adults and $14 for seniors and students if purchased at the door prior to showtime. Tickets may be purchased online by visiting http://www.brownpapertickets.com/producer/301266 and selecting THE PAJAMA GAME from the list of events. Tickets may also be purchased by phone 24/7, by calling 1-800-838-3006 and selecting option 1. For groups of 11 or more, tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children. For group sales info, email MRaider@RiverdaleY.org.
Riverdale Rising Stars Director of Artistic Programming Laurie Walton stages THE PAJAMA GAME, which features choreography by Emily Walton and musical direction by Justin Fischer. The design team includes Penny Margeotes (costumes), David Pentz (lighting), and Denise Eberly (sound).
The original 1954 production of THE PAJAMA GAME ran two and a half years, and won six Tony Awards, including "Best Musical" and "Best Choreography" for Bob Fosse's sizzling Broadway debut as choreographer. The show starred John Raitt, and launched Shirley MacLaine into stardom when she briefly replaced injured dancer Carol Haney. A short-lived 1973 revival featured Hal Linden and Cab Calloway, and the musical was seen again in an award-winning 2006 production starring Harry Connick, Jr. and Kelli O'Hara.
Riverdale YM-YWHA Neuwirth Theatre
5625 Arlington Avenue
Bronx, NY 10471