“The Pajama Game” is the winner of the 1955 Tony Award for Best Musical and the 2006 Tony Award for Best Revival. This classic musical deals with labor troubles in a pajama factory when workers demands for a seven and a half cent raise go unanswered. In the middle of this ordeal, love blossoms between the complaint committee head and the new factory superintendent.
Book by George Abbott and Richard Bissell
Music and Lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross
Based on the novel 7½ Cents by Richard Bissell
The Pajama Game Preview (Curtain Calls 5.4, November 2009)
In a renewed effort to find corporate sponsors to help off-set the rising costs of productions, “The Pajama Game” was proudly sponsored by Sleep Center of Central Illinois. It seemed like a natural to pair up a classic musical with the word pajama in the title and a company that was devoted to causes of sleep deprivation.