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