Los Alamos Light Opera is delighted to announce the upcoming LALO production, The Pajama Game, directed by Wendy Caldwell Lanchier, with musical direction from Gretchen Amstutz and choreography by Patrick MacDonald!
In The Pajama Game, a union strike at a pajama factory generates plenty of steam heat in this toe-tapping, comedic love story. The Pajama Game was awarded the 1995 Tony for Best Musical and, over half a century later, claimed the award for Best Revival of a Musical, proving that the story is truly timeless. With an energetic score by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross (Damn Yankees), The Pajama Game is brimming with songs and dances that have become musical theatre standards, including “Steam Heat” and “Hernando’s Hideaway.” Featuring plenty of fun and splashy production numbers, including a comic “dream ballet,” The Pajama Game is filled with standout featured roles and a large ensemble, making it a perfect choice for our terrific Light Opera community. This perennial favorite is a surefire crowd-pleaser and a work of enduring excellence in musical comedy.
Returning to the stage with this salutiferous classic is sure to draw audiences and performers alike who have missed the stage these past two years. Although the economics may feel a bit dated, the theme certainly isn’t: fair pay and power dynamics are real issues today to which our audience is sure to relate. Plus, who doesn’t love pajamas?!
AUDITIONS HAVE BEGUN!!