Nearly 60 Bedford High School students rehearse their lines, tune their vocal chords, and map scenery changes and lighting cues to perform the springtime musical “The Pajama Game” during the last weekend in February.
Romance blooms at the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Beautiful new superintendent, Sid Sorokin falls in love with feisty union rep “Babe” Williams, and despite her rejection of anything to do with love, it seems like she’s falling right back. That is, until the Sleep-Tite employees were denied a seven-and-a-half-cent raise and the couple found themselves on either side of the resulting union protest.
The 72nd production by BHS students since the Bedford Theater Arts program was established in 1988, “The Pajama Game” stars Zach Kopaniasz as Sid Sorokin and junior Lorelei Wilburn as “Babe” Williams, with Nina Domanus as stage manager.
“We chose The Pajama Game because the last shows of the spring have been quite modern,” explained Bedford Theater director and choir teacher Brandon Smith. There are plenty of opportunities for the full cast to be on stage, and sixteen scene changes give our technical team plenty of chances to hone their craft.
“It’s an exciting show, with lots of dance numbers and beautiful ballads for all to enjoy!”
The musical runs from February 25-27, with showings at 7 p.m. on February 25 and 26 and a 2 p.m. debut on February 27.
Tickets can be purchased online for $15.00 each at https://www.bedfordtheatrearts.org/.