Sunday, March 25, 2012
The Pajama Game - An Evening in Boyne City
I had a ton of fun last night in Boyne City. I went to dinner and a show with friends. We started the evening at Water Street Cafe for our meal. I am not very imaginative and ordered my usual, a Maurice Salad. There was ten of us in all. A couple of my friends brought kids along. Water Street has the best food and its a pretty place to eat with a beautiful tin ceiling and many chandeliers.
Next we went to the Boyne City High School's production of The Pajama Games. The show is fun and the singing and dancing were exceptional. I helped a teeny tiny bit by making one of the costumes. It was a hoot to see my "creation" on stage.
Originally produced on Broadway in 1954, the show was made into a movie starring Doris Day in 1957. Both the Broadway and film versions featured choreography by Broadway legend Bob Fosse. A Broadway revival staring Harry Connick Jr. won that year's Tony Award for best revival.
The story in this romantic comedy centers around the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory where things are anything but peaceful as the workers are at odds with management over a 7-and-a-half-cent pay raise. Sparks fly when a romance blossoms between the new superintendent Sid Sorokin and Babe Williams, the leader of the union's grievance committee. (via The Petoskey News Review)