Spring musical – The Pajama Game – March 10, 11 and 12

| February 24, 2016

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Talented Solanco actors and actresses rehearsing for their upcoming performances of the spring musical, The Pajama Game, are AJ Beyer as Sid Sorokin (kneeling), Gloria Steinhauer as Babe Williams (seated on AJ’s knee), and back row: Kara Richards as Mabel, Ian Birdwell as Prez, Tyler Turpen as Hines, and Rachel Opdenaker as Gladys.

Tickets are now on sale for The Pajama Game. Entertaining performances will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 10, 11 and 12. Tickets can be purchased in one of two ways: Advanced tickets are being sold online only at the “brownpapertickets” website, and tickets can also be purchased with cash only at the door the night of the performance. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students and senior citizens.  The entire Solanco community is invited.

Set in 1954 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, The Pajama Game is a comedy and a love story, with lots singing, dancing and rousing performances by the pit orchestra.

Spring musical 3WEBBased on Richard Bissell’s book 7 ½ Cents, the story begins in the Sleep Tite Pajama Factory. Workers are protesting for a seven-and-a-half cent raise. In the midst of all the hullabaloo caused by the factory workers, new superintendent Sid Sorokin and the leader of the Grievance Committee, Babe Williams, fall in love. This dance-heavy show includes music by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross, who create a catchy mixture of jazz, tango, and show tunes which will be performed by the pit orchestra. The cast has been working on memorizing their lines and songs, dancing, and blocking since early December, and they already are well on their way to entertaining performances.

Spring musical 1WEBThe musical is being directed by Solanco High School English teacher Jennifer Pasko and high school music teacher Gary Doll.


Gloria   Steinhauer Babe   Williams
Tyler   Turpen Hines
Ian   Birdwell Prez
Patrick   Hodgson Joe
Gabe   Williams Ensemble
Adrielle   Campbell Mae
Lydia   Malave Poopsie
Cameron   Trimble Sara
Emilie   Stocker Brenda
Gabby   Griffonetti Virginia
Megan   Mecouch Mara
Bethany   Sheaffer Doris
Kelly   Cook Charley
Anna   Shoemaker Maxine
Justina   Zaborskiy Sandra
AJ   Beyer Sid   Sorokin
Thomas   West Mr.   Hasler
Rachael   Opdenaker Gladys
Kara   Richards Mabel
Andra   Beiler Ensemble
Kristi   Adams Ensemble
Audrey   Crandall Ensemble
Tori   Delp Ensemble
Abby   Golden Ensemble
Cortney   Johnson Ensemble
Abbey   Nelson Ensemble
Christy   Newcamp Ensemble
Tiffany   Shrom Ensemble
Hannah   Sobtka/Briner Ensemble
Lyndsey   Watterson Ensemble
Carly   Wolff Ensemble
Katelin   Wheary Pat   Williams

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Keith Kaufman is the Director of Community Relations for Solanco School District. 786-5617.

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