The Pajama Game

Music & Lyrics by Richard Adler &
Jerry Ross
Book by George Abbott & Richard Bissell
Directed by Peter Marston Sullivan
Music direction by Ryan T. Nelson
Choreographed by Jeff Hancock

February 15-March 3, 2013
7:30 p.m. Thurs.
8 p.m. Fri..-Sat.
2 p.m. Sun.

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Based on the novel 7 1/2 Cents by Richard Bissell with a score by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross, and directed by Marriott Theatre artistic associate Peter Marston Sullivan, with music direction by Ryan T. Nelson and choreography by Jeff Hancock, The Pajama Game centers around the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory where the worker's demands for a seven-and-a-half cent raise is being ignored. In the midst of a potential strike, Babe, the leader of the Union Grievance Committee, and Sid, the handsome new factory superintendent fall in love. Can Babe and Sid set aside their differences in order to make their relationship work, or will being on opposite sides of the fence lead to their demise?

Throughout the run of The Pajama Game, TIC is partnering with the Illinois chapter of the Pajama Program to provide children in the Evanston area with much-needed pajamas!  Learn how you can participate!

Join TIC for a one-night-only film screening of the 1957 award-winning classic, The Pajama Game, starring Doris Day, John Raitt and Carol Haney on Monday, February 18, at 7 p.m. in our Ethel M. Barber Theater.  Tickets:  $10 general public, $5 NU students; free to 7-play mainstage subscribers (advance reservation only).  Call 847-491-7282 or buy online

Photo credit: Maria Semla and Michael Medford in Brighton Beach Memoirs (2011), photo by Andrew Campbell.

Ethel M. Barber Theater
30 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston (directions)

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$30 general public;
$27 seniors (over 62), NU faculty/staff, educators;
$10 full-time students;
$5 NU students (advance purchase only, $10 at the door)

Subscriptions and flex-passes

For information on discounts for groups of 8 or more, contact the TIC Box Office at 847-491-7282.

Construction alert:  Construction underway has closed Arts Circle Drive to traffic. Free parking for evening and weekend events remains available, but the project will impact handicap parking and patrons requiring special access to our theaters. Learn more