Slippers at the ready, but don’t get too comfy- be prepared for a toe tapping musical comedy full of romance, as HAODS (Horsham Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society) presents ‘The Pajama Game’ at The Capitol this April.
The Pajama Game is a timeless musical made famous by the 50’s film adaptation starring Doris Day. Set in the Sleep Tite Pajama factory, it tells the story of a workplace romance put to the test. Macho factory Superintendent Sid Sorokin (Daniel Chandler) has fallen head over heels with feisty union rep Babe Williams (Rachel Farrant) but when the workers are refused a seven-and-a-half-cent an hour raise, Babe and Sid are stuck at opposing ends of the conflict. Supported by a host of entertaining characters, including flirtatious secretary Gladys (Beth Landskroner), her jealous long suffering obsessive compulsive boyfriend Hines (Martin Bracewell) and mother hen of Sleep-Tite, Mabel (Amy Blaskett). This light hearted musical is bursting with energy.
With classic numbers, including ‘Hernando’s Hideaway’, ‘I’m Not At All In Love’ and ‘7 ½ Cents’, the show is packed with catchy tunes and big dance numbers. There’s certainly no time for forty winks. Director Yvonne Chadwell, says: “As we move into spring and the sun is shining, we are on the final lap towards our production of Pajama Game. Bringing life to the lovely libretto and score is easy- there is so much to work with; ‘Once a Year Day’ and ‘Steam Heat’ are two of the big chorus numbers, however the principals also have challenges with ‘There Once was a Man’, ‘Her is’ and ‘I Would Trust Her’. The whole cast are working hard to shine for their audiences! As a director, I am justly proud of the whole team, both on and off stage, and with Musical Director, Brian Steel, and the cast, we hope to do justice to this lovely show in just a few weeks’ time.”
The Pajama Game is on at The Capitol, Horsham from April 19 – 23, every evening at 7:30pm, with a Saturday matinee at 2:30pm. To get your tickets, please contact the Capitol Box Office on 01403 750 220 or from www.thecapitolhorsham.com – and feel free to come in your pajamas!
HAODS have been entertaining Horsham for over 60 years with most recent productions including ‘White Christmas’, ‘The Wizard of Oz’ and ‘Sweeney Todd’. For more information on HAODS visit www.haods.co.uk, or on Facebook and Twitter @HAODSHorsham.