The award-winning Bordentown Regional High School Theatre is set to present the fun-filled musical “The Pajama Game” on Feb. 26, 27 and 28 at 7:30 p.m.
Conditions at the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory are anything but peaceful, as sparks fly between new superintendent Sid Sorokin and Babe Williams, leader of the union grievance committee. Their stormy relationship comes to a head when the workers strike for a 7 ½ cent pay increase, setting off not only a conflict between management and labor, but a battle of the sexes as well.
The Pajama Game was awarded the 1955 Tony Award for Best Musical and over half a century later claimed the award for Best Revival of a Musical. With an energetic score by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross, this musical includes songs such as “Steam Heat” and “Hernando’s Hideaway.”
The Bordentown production is set to star seniors Dakota Torres (Babe Williams), Jordan Browne (Sid Sorokin), Haley Szenczi (Mabel), Breanna Volz (Mae) and Ivan Trancon (Prez); and juniors Cynthia Reynolds (Gladys), Liam McCormack (Hines), and Scott Price (Hasler). The singing and dancing ensemble of The Pajama Game features Bordentown Regional High School students of all four grade levels, who play a variety of featured roles and dance their way through this musical theatre classic.
Prior to the Friday evening performance, the BRHS Theatre Club Parent Boosters will be sponsoring a Dinner and a Show in the school cafeteria. The $20 ticket includes salad, beverage, a pasta dinner, and dessert, as well a ticket and reserved seating to that evening’s performance. Tickets to this event must be purchased in advance at www.seatyourself.biz/brhs
In 2012, Bordentown Regional High School’s musical, Legally Blonde, was awarded the prestigious Greater Philadelphia Cappie Award for Outstanding Musical. Over the past three years, the Greater Philadelphia Cappie Awards have honored BRHS Theatre performances with 27 nominations and ten awards. The theatrical performances of BRHS have also been honored with awards and nominations from the New Jersey State Thespian Festival and the New Jersey Theatre Night Awards. Bordentown Regional High School is home to International Thespian Society Troupe 6803.
The Bordentown Performing Arts Center is attached to Bordentown Regional High School, and is located at 318 Ward Ave. in Bordentown.
Tickets are now on sale, and are $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors. This production is recommended for audience members of all ages. “Dinner and a Show” tickets are available for $20 for the Friday night performance only. All tickets can be purchased online at seatyourself.biz/brhs. For more information, email email@example.com.
For information on the performing arts at Bordentown Regional High School, visit www.bordentown.k12.nj.us
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