Their set may not be as flashy as last year, and their costumes not as complex, but this year, the musical production at Langley Secondary School is “very real.”
The Pajama Game, opening Feb. 26, takes audiences on a journey back to the 1950s at the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory, where the workers are upset with their wages, and a new superintendent stuggles with running the factory over falling in love.
Coming on the heels of last year’s successful production of Shrek, this year’s play has a much different feel, said Patti Thorpe, music teacher at LSS.
“This show is all about the people,” she said.
“It’s about relationships and dreams, it doesn’t need to be complicated.”
“Shrek was all about fairy tale creatures and fantasy, and this is very much real. The characters are very real. They speak from the heart — it’s a very down to earth kind of show.”
Based on the novel 7 1/2 Cents by Richard Pike Bissell, the Broadway production of The Pajama Game won the 1955 Tony Award for Best Musical, and was adapted into a movie starring Doris Day in 1957.