'The Pajama Game' Opens At Highfield

The College Light Opera Company (CLOC) is presenting “The Pajama Game” as the fourth show of its 46th season. The show was done at CLOC in the 1972, 1980, 1989, 1998 and 2006 seasons.

“The Pajama Game” is the story of the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory where conditions 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 1/2 cent pay increase, setting off not only a conflict between management and labor, but a battle of the sexes as well.

This production is led by stage director Heidi Kloes and music director Beth Burrier.

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Ms. Kloes also directed the second show of the season, “George M!” She is a native of Houston, Texas, and received her degree from Texas Tech University.

Ms. Burrier will also music direct “Les Misérables” this season. A resident of State College, Pennsylvania, and a faculty member of Penn State, she received her degrees from Otterbein University and Ithaca College.

The cast is full of new CLOC vocal company members. “The Pajama Game” will feature Rebecca Brudner as Gladys, Lindsay Cabaniss as Mabel, Melissa Carson as Babe Williams, Will Hawkins as Hines, and Billy Hicks as Sid Sorokin.

Returning performers to look for include Bruce Barger as Prez, Gunnar Manchester as Hasler, and Nick Martiniano as Pop.

“The Pajama Game” will run Tuesday through Saturday, July 15 to 19, at 8 PM, with a Thursday matinee at 2 PM.

Tickets are $35 and are available by calling through the CLOC box office at 508-548-0668 or 58 Highfield Drive, Falmouth; the box office is open Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 12:30 PM, 2 to 5 PM, and 7 to 9 PM. 

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