Snow Canyon High School is proud to present our musical for the 2018-2019 school year: The Pajama Game, the 1950s musical, with music and lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross, is a love story, a labor dispute set in the golden age of American manufacturing, and an excuse for a bunch of big dance numbers. “This is about capital and labour,” a character announces at the start. But it’s fair to say that the book by George Abbott and Richard Bissell is just as much about the romance that develops between an arrogant superintendent and a shopfloor worker in a midwestern pajama factory.
The show focuses on the employees, administrators, and owner of a pajama factory in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and their interaction around an important salary issue. The unionized garment workers have been asking for months for a 7 ½ cent hourly raise. They are being ignored, and the situation is about to ignite. To put it in context, $1 in 1954 is equivalent to $9.13 today so workers demanding a 7 ½ cent hourly raise was not insignificant, though the song performed by the cast, “Seven-and-a-Half Cents,” seems hilariously funny by today’s standards.
The Pajama Game is pure entertainment delivering witty, sassy and cute tunes with sprinkles of high romantic ballads and toe-tapping anthems and marches.
We will be holding matinee performances for our local schools. The matinee will be held on Monday, October 29 and Tuesday, October 30. The matinee will start each day at 9:30 a.m. and will end at 11:30 a.m. aprox. The cost will be $1.00 per person. Reservations will be taken on a first come first served basis. To make a reservation please call Jill Mickels at Snow Canyon High School- 435-634-1967. Evening performances will be November 1-3 & 5 at 7:00 p.m. in the Snow Canyon High School Auditorium.
We hope you will come and join us for an evening of great entertainment for the whole family.
Any questions please contact Kim Whitman at Snow Canyon High- firstname.lastname@example.org or 634-1967