1968 - 1969

The Pajama Game

The workers at Mr. Hasler's Sleep-Tite pajama factory are pushing for a 7 1/2-cent raise. The new superintendent, Sid Sorokin, is trying to get the plant into peak production. In the process he falls in love with Babe Williams, a member of the union's grievance committee. Vernon Hines, the plant's jealous time-study man, is similarly inclined towards Gladys, Mr. Hasler's secretary. The romance between Babe and Sid has built concurrently with union ferment over wage demands. Events surrounding the company picnic give evidence wedding bells are in the air. But the union has decided on a slowdown. When Sid manages to get things speeded up, Babe short circuits the machines in her department. It's a blatant act that forces Sid to fire her. In an attempt to reconcile their differences and head off a strike, Sid takes Gladys out and gets her drunk in order to get the key to Mr. Hasler's private files. Meanwhile a strike vote is affirmed at a union meeting. Babe sees Sid out with Gladys and is even more inflamed. Sid's research pays off. He calls the union delegation to his office and asks them to hold off the union rally until they hear from him. Babe sees that he is trying to get to the bottom of things and agrees to cancel a previous date in order to meet Sid after the rally. Sid has found that Hasler had added the 7 1/2-cent raise to costs six months before. When he confronts Hasler, he agrees to a settlement. Everyone is reunited and Hasler throws an employeerelations party where the latest styles of pajamas are modeled.


Director, Designer: Bill Glenn

Musical Director: Berthold Carriere

Choreographer for "Steam Heat": Joanne Ashe

Cast

Bob Gardiner

Hines

Bob Munson

Hasler

Ed Kyle

Prez

Gerry Morris

Pop

Jean Haynes

Brenda

Keith Harris

Salesman

Marie O'Toole

Mae

Marjorie Stranks

Mabel

Mary Frances

Babe Williams

Paulette Roberts

Gladys

Sonya Donaldson

Poopsie

Wally Burgess

Sid Sorokin

Ann Price

Ensemble

Barbara White

Ensemble

Bernard Gilmore

Ensemble

Bill Warne

Ensemble

Cathy Patton

Ensemble

Clayton Gilders

Ensemble

Denise Smith

Ensemble

Dorothy Gough

Ensemble

Ed Yeatman

Ensemble

Ernie Mulhall

Ensemble

Gene Bukovec

Ensemble

George Phene

Ensemble

Glen Williamson

Ensemble

Helen Miller

Ensemble

Iris Taylor

Ensemble

Isabel Amey

Ensemble

Jack Wallace

Ensemble

Jan Glenham

Ensemble

Janet Fader

Ensemble

Jean Halley

Ensemble

Jean Wheeler

Ensemble

Jenny Dixon-Elliott

Ensemble

Jim Holt

Ensemble

John C. Powell

Ensemble

Josie Machacek

Ensemble

Joy Phillips

Ensemble

Leo Rogers

Ensemble

Linda Ingram

Ensemble

Margo Jadouin

Ensemble

Marion MacDonald

Ensemble

Mary Dooher

Ensemble

Marylin Day

Ensemble

Michael Tremblay

Ensemble

Pat Fraser

Ensemble

Pauline Stewart

Ensemble

Ron Rawlings

Ensemble

Sheila Usher

Ensemble

Stephen Nesrallah

Ensemble

Tim Hynes

Ensemble

Tom Butler

Ensemble

Tom Taylor

Ensemble

Vern Fraser

Ensemble

York Davis

Ensemble

Production

Barry Stewart

Assistant Director

Ben Carbonetto

Programme Chairman

Bernard Smith

Assistant Set Designer

Beryl Elliot

Hair Styles

Bill Butterworth

Lighting Director and Special Effects

Bill Steen

Assistant Stage Manager

Faye Lavell

Ticket Manager

Ginny Day

Publicity Director

Jack Wallace

Orpheus House Canteen

June Wood

Make-Up

Ken Wooley

Audio and Sound Effects

Larry Lavell

Assistant House Manager

Lorna Rice

Accompanist

Margaret Mahoney

Prompter, Assistant to the Director

Murray Smith

Stage Manager

Nancy Carpenter

Properties

Nancy Turner

Lighting Designer

Norma Coll

Costume Mistress

Ray Smith

Master Carpenter

Rick Matheson

House Manager

Rod Holmes

Accompanist, Production Co-ordinator

Sheila Usher

Social Chairman

Vi Galvin

Production Co-ordinator

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A not-for-profit registered charity
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