Management and Union Reach Deal in Pajama Game
The GSA drama group’s fall musical was about mounting tensions at an Iowa pajama factory as workers demanded a raise, management opposed it and love bloomed. The play is based on George Abbott and Richard Bissell’s book 7-1/2 Cents and features a Richard Adler and Jerry Ross score that includes classic numbers like “Hernando’s Hideaway” and “Steam Heat.”
The student leads were Adam Mathewson, Asha Kirkland, Ian Howell, Zeke Sacaridiz, Magnolia Vandiver, Jennifer McNamara and Jack Gandy. Marie Louise Boulet, Julianna Allen, Cassidy Carlson, Nyamh Wolf, Jeremiah Scheff, Ivy Manner, Ellie Larrabee, Misty Chase, Michelle di Pretoro, Hattie Slayton, Haleigh Young and Ryan Bechard had speaking roles and comprised the chorus. Musical combos under the direction of Steve Orlofsky played for the production, as did accompanist Scott Cleveland. A group of about 10 students made up the backstage, light and sound crew for the two performances.
The show was directed by Moira McMahon. Deborah Reinke was the musical director, and Marianne Vandiver was the costumer. Julie Jo Fehrle was the set designer.
Congratulations to the staff, cast, crew, and musicians, and all the parents and other volunteers, who helped make this very entertaining show such a success for our school and community.