|Created Date||March 05, 2023|
|Expiration Date||April 04, 2023|
|Project Type||Non-Equity Audition|
|Project Title||The Pajama Game|
Summer Place Theatre in Naperville, IL is holding open auditions for their production of "THE PAJAMA GAME"
Book by George Abbott and Richard Bissell
Music and Lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross
Based on the novel "71/2 cents" by Richard Bissell
The Pajama Game was awarded the 1955 Tony for Best Musical and, over half of a century later, claimed the award for Best Revival of a Musical, proving that the story is truly timeless. With an energetic score by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross (Damn Yankees), The Pajama Game is brimming with songs and dances that have become musical theatre standards, including "Steam Heat" and "Hernando's Hideaway."
Conditions at the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory 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 ½ cent pay increase, setting off not only a conflict between management and labor, but a battle of the sexes as well.
Featuring plenty of fun and splashy production numbers, including a comic "dream ballet," The Pajama Game is filled with standout featured roles and a large ensemble, making it perfect for our community. This perennial favorite is a surefire crowd-pleaser and a glowing example of solid, classic musical comedy.
Director: Barry R. Norton
Vocal Director: Ted Waltmire
Music Director: Kitty Karn
Choreographer: Marianna Kontos
Stage Manager: Bridget Kearbey
Producers: Ted Waltmire, Steve Zeidler
Monday April 10 6-9
Tuesday April 11 6-9
Wednesday April 12 6-9 callbacks (by invitation only. If called back, you will receive an email by Wedneday April 12th by 10 am) If you did not receive a callback, it does NOT mean you are not in the show!
Naperville Park District - Fort Hill Activity Center
20 Fort Hill Dr
Naperville, IL 60540
Offers will be made by phone between April 12-15 by phone. If you are not cast, you will receive an email no later than April 16th.
CATHERINE "BABE" WILLIAMS - The leader of the Union Grievance Committee, who against her own will at first, falls in love with Sid. Strong, feisty, a little stubborn, and full of pride for the union but also charming and sensitive. The unspoken leader of the workers and women who work at the factory. Mezzo-Soprano (A3-F5)
SID SOROKIN - New superintendent is adamant about keeping his job and improving his job performance. Who against his own will falls in love with Babe, despite their being on opposite sides of the labor dispute. Baritone (B2-Ab4)
GLADYS - Mr. Hasler's secretary. Her penchant for nights out on the town, along with her sexy demeanor, often lands her in hot water with men. Gladys is an exceptional dancer. Alto (B3-F5)
MR. HASLER - The president at Sleep Tite. Fiscally conservative, he is demanding, stubborn, and uptight. Non-Singing
POP - Babe's agreeable father. Non-Singing
PREZ - President of the union at Sleep Tite. He is not the brightest person. A notorious flirt and womanizer who constantly regrets his marriage.Tenor (Db3-F#4)
VERNON HINES - Time study man at Sleep Tite. He is the jealous type, but has a kind heart and a talent in knife-throwing. Surprisingly soft around the edges. Baritone (B2-F4)
MABEL - Sid's secretary. Her earnestness can occasionally melt into crassness, but she is always very aware of the happenings at Sleep Tite. Alto (B3-F5)
ENSEMBLE Brenda, Mary, Mera, Poopsie, Rita, Charley, Joe, Other Employees Of Sleep Tite.
CHILDREN: We are also seeking to cast children ages 10 and up to appear in the Company picnic and Union Rally scenes/songs
We encourage actors of all races, ethnicities, genders and abilities to audition.
NOTE: This is an unpaid, non-Equity production.
VIP Ticket Requirement Each cast member will need to purchase a "VIP Ticket" for the Summer Place 2023 Season. This is a $35 discounted season ticket that includes
1 free ticket to "The Pajama Game"
a ticket to Summer Place's production of "Newsies" in July/August
invitation to all social and educational events planned for the year.
First Rehearsal: Sunday, April 16 2-6 PM
Rehearsals will be on Sunday afternoons (2-6 pm), Monday, Wednesday, and occasional Thursdays (either 6-9 or 7-10 pm)
Tech week: Sunday, June 11- Thursday, June 15
Rehearsals will take place at Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center, Naperville Central High School and Fort Hill Activity Center, all in Naperville.
Performances: Naperville Central High School Auditorium (440 West Aurora Ave Naperville, IL 60540) Friday, June 16, Saturday, June 17, Sunday, June 18, Friday, June 23, Saturday, June 24, Sunday, June 25th. Friday and Saturdays at 7:30pm Sundays at 3pm (actors required to participate in set strike after the final performance)
Bring a Headshot/Resume
Please prepare to sing 32 bars of a song that shows off your voice. If you are auditioning for a principal singing role in THE PAJAMA GAME, you are highly encouraged to prepare a song from the show. Otherwise, please prepare a song in the style of the show that shows off your voice and acting ability. Bring sheet music of the song you've prepared. An accompanist will be provided. No a capella or recorded music. Dress comfortably for the dance audition.
Please bring any conflicts between April 16-June 25th. No conflicts submitted after first read through will be accepted
Sign up Here: https://forms.gle/vjJtT49WExMTFLoJ6
Forms to fill out. (feel free to fill out, print and bring to audition, otherwise, you can when you arrive)