1957 - 1958

The Pajama Game

The swift moving plot of The Pajama Game unfolds as follows: the new superintendent of the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory, is trying to keep production at its peak although he is not very happy in the city.  Soon he meets and falls swiftly in love with a member of the Union's Grievance Committee but she denies having a similar reaction.  Along with the blooming romance there is a secondary love interest between a time-study expert, and Gladys, the President's secretary.  Another secretary, teases the time-study man about Gladys' fidelity but he vows his faith in her.  The Superintendent finds himself more and more smitten.  He dictates some advice to himself on a dictaphone and goes off to a company picnic, where the Union President makes advances to Gladys.  The Union Celebration is in full force when the Superintendent finally gets to kiss his girl and the romance thereafter moves swiftly.  At her home, he discourages "Small Talk" and insists on getting down to love-making.  She responds, at last, and they finally confess their mutual delight.  Meanwhile the Union, demanding a 7 1/2-cent-an-hour raise, being the only group in the business who has not received it, goes on strike, causing a rift between the Superintendent and his Union sweetheart.  Gladys entertains at a Union Meeting and despite the efforts of the Superintendent, his girl insists that she is union and he is management and that they cannot agree during the dispute.  The time study man explains his system to some factory girls. The Superintendent, knowing that Gladys has the key to the President's secret ledgers, takes her to "Hernando's Hideaway" to get it away from her.  His sweetheart sees them, as does the time study man. He envisions what life with her would be like, in a Ballet.  The Union gets its big rally underway at which the boss gives in, everyone gets a raise and the whole Company joins in a celebration concluding with a parade of pajama styles.


Director, Choregrapher, Costume Designer: Bill Glenn

Music Director: E.J. Robbins, L.G.S.M.

"Steam Heat" and "I'll Never be Jealous Again" Choreographer: Bill Dick

Cast

Ann Challen

Mabel

Bernard McManus

Hasler

Bob Glass

Second Helper, Ensemble

Bob Hacock

Charlie, Ensemble

Earl Crowe

Sid Sorokin

Gordon Mersereau

Pop, Ensemble

Jim Harker

Joe, Ensemble

Jim Terrell

Hines

Marie O'Toole

Mae, Ensemble

Marilyn Arthur

Poopsie, Ensemble

Martha Dolet

Gladys

Peter Jennings

First Helper, Ensemble

Pierre Landry

Max - the Salesman, Ensemble

Russell Yapp

Prez

Sally Weltman

Babe Williams

Sharon Hunter

Brenda, Dancer

Debbie Mirsky

Ensemble

Dorothy Gough

Ensemble

Jean Halley

Ensemble

Jean Sandys

Ensemble

Jean Sholds

Ensemble

Joan Hampton

Ensemble

John Clark

Ensemble

Keith Harris

Ensemble

Margaret Mahony

Ensemble

Marion Wilcox

Ensemble

Mary Lou Davies

Ensemble

Nora Carpenter

Ensemble

Norma Coll

Ensemble

Norman O'Connell

Ensemble

Phylis Ross

Ensemble

Ray Goudet

Ensemble

Beverley Quinn

Dancer

Bill Dick

Dancer

Bill Glenn

Dancer

Diana McAnulty

Dancer

Judy Gimblett

Dancer

Maureen Quinn

Dancer

Pauline Matthews

Dancer

Penny Hooper

Dancer

Production

Betty Brooks

Costumes Co-Chairman

Bob Glass

Publicity Co-Chairman

Christine McCulloch Allan

Benevolent, Costumes Co-Chairman

Chuck Polowin

Programme Co-Chairman

Daisy Mae Checkley

Assistant Business Manager

Dorothy Gough

Social and Entertainment Chairman

Doug Johnson

Programme Cover

Ignatius LaRusic

Stage Manager

Jean Halley

Programme Co-Chairman

K.L. Meyer

House Manager

Malabar

Costumes by

Michael Rees

Workshop Chairman

Nancy Turner

Assistant to the Director

Robert Edginton

House and Maintenance Chairman

Ronald M. Craig

Business Manager

Russell Yapp

Publicity Co-Chairman

W.E. Fancott

Scenery Director

Winifred Canty

Accompanist

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