MacDuffie Players present ‘The Pajama Game’

MacDuffie Theater will present the hilarious 1950’s musical comedy The Pajama Game.

This is a lively comic look at the Sleep Tite Pajama Company’s struggle with Local 343 of the Associated Garment Workers of North America over a 7 1/2 Cent raise.

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Factory owner Myron Hasler, played by Junior Ian Sores of Longmeadow, and his Efficiency Expert Vernon Hines, played by Sophomore Ethan Shelburne of Northhampton, try to hold the line against the Union led by international student Bobby Gu. Hasler hires a new plant superintendent, Senior and MacDuffie stage veteran Darien Guy of Springfield. Complications occur when a romance develops between the new superintendent and Babe Williams, played by Junior Gina Napolitano, the head of the grievance committee. In addition Hines is in love with flirtatious secretary Gladys Hotchkiss, Junior Suzette Appiah of Springfield. His jealousy had comic and possibly lethal consequences. The superintendent’s secretary Mabel, Sophomore Courtney Hurley, keeps track of the goings on in the factory, as management and labor move toward a showdown.

A cast of thirty singers and dancers, and a six piece orchestra, will bring “The Pajama Game” to life at The MacDuffie School’s Little Theater in Granby, MA on Friday, February 27th and Saturday, February 28th at 8PM, and Sunday, March 1, at 3PM. Such memorable tunes as “Hey There You With the Stars in Your Eyes”, “Steam Heat”, and “Hernando’s Hideaway”, will delight our audience, in this fast and funny look at life in the American heartland over sixty years ago.

Tickets for The Pajama Game can be purchased online: http://2015macduffiemusical.bpt.me

The Parent Association will host a Spaghetti Dinner opening night Friday, February 27th. For only $8, you can have a wonderful three course meal prepared by our talented Sage staff. Tickets are available online in conjunction with Pajama Game tickets or at the door.  Dinner is at 7:00 PM.

CAST & CREW LIST

Babe- Gina Napolitano
Gladys – Suzie Appiah
Mabel- Courtney Hurley
Mae- Claire Lord
Brenda -Elizabeth Ramah
Poopsie- Maria Buxton
Myron Hasler – Ian Soares
Sid Sorokin -Darien Guy
Prez – Bo (Bobby) Gu
Vernon Hines – Ethan Shelburne
1st Helper – Lingfeng (Liam) Chen
Max (Salesman) & 2nd Helper – Mikheil (Mishka) Jalagania
Joe – Morgan Rys
Pop -Peter Shelburne

Workers/ Chorus
Johanna Saarela
Cassidy Polga
Alexis Chapin
Guo (Daisy) Cheng
Morgan Rys
Zixuan (Camillia) Liu
Henry Ho

Youth Chorus
Phoebe Shelburne
Martina Lopez
Olivia Ramirez
Divine Williams

Ensemble
Clara Hartley
Jing (Angela) Tang
Gavin Gu
Maya Pope
Sardor Akmedar
Thy (Tanya) Vu
Lingfeng (Liam) Chen
Mishka (Mishka) Jalagania

Tech Crew
Alana Ford – stage manager
Izzie Perez – assistant  stage manager
Ryan Gray – booth manager
Zhennian (Janet) Xie – crew
Vicky Perez – crew
Aidan Nee – crew
Matt Costa- crew
Sanjun Lee- crew
Mariana (Mari) Cortes- Crew
Cecilia Yu – sound operator
Varona Maysonet-Ayala – light board op
Ian Soares – light board op and design
Set construction – Michael Chapin

PIT
Piano – Asia Meirovich
Sax – Caleb Parsons
Violin – Ann Marie Messbauer
Trumpet – Dave Bilodeau
Trombone – James Messbauer
Drums – Paul Bilodeau

Special Thanks
Michael Chapin, Denise Boutin, Marc Libin, Dina Lyman