Summer Youth Theatre

Now in it’s 32nd summer, Curtain Call’s Summer Youth Theatre has provided creative opportunities for young theatre artists both  on stage and behind the scenes. You must be entering 4th grade in the 2022/2023 school year up to age twenty-one in order to participate. Participation is by audition and crew sign-up only. (Curtain Call’s Summer Youth Theatre is NOT a workshop program nor is it affiliated with Curtain Call’s Summerstock Workshops.) There is a $50 participation fee (discounts for siblings and scholarships for those who qualify). Overall, the program provides over 100 hours of creative enrichment for young actors and technicians.

 

OUR 32ND SYT PRODUCTION…

THE PAJAMA GAME

Music and Lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross

Book by George Abbott and Richard Bissell

(Based on the novel 7 and 1/2 Cents by Richard Bissell)

 

Produced by Brian J. Bianco

Directed by Madison Coppola

Music Direction by Matthew Stolfi

Choreography by Anne-Marie Gerard Galler

Set Design by Jourdan Miller

Costume Design by Megan Latte Morello

Lighting Design by Evan Brenner

Associate Producers: Grady Dennis and Lauren Gulliver Travers

Production Stage Manager: Molly Emmens

Stage Managers: Halle Hart and Laura Sanchez

Assistant Stage Manager: Lana Busch

 

THE PAJAMA GAME – Cast List

SID SOROKIN                  Niko Rinaldi

BABE WILLIAMS              Emily Rooney

VERNON HINES               Justin Villard

GLADYS HOTCHKISS        Kaylee Deenihan

PREZ                                 Andrew Meli

MABEL                             Katie Priscott

MYRON HASLER              Jake Sperling (*Dance Captain)

POP (BABE’S FATHER)      Bernardo Gaeta

MAX (THE SALESMAN)    Zachary Helgesen

MAE                                Grace Huber

BRENDA                          Caty Galgano

POOPSIE                          Lola Duhov

CHARLEY                         Eli Foodman

JOE                                  Christopher Messis

PREZ’S ASSISTANT          Paul Ferris

1st HELPER                      Jonah Farber

2nd HELPER                     Sophia Masone

 

“THINK OF THE TIME I SAVE” FEATURED ENSEMBLE (and also throughout the show):

SANDRA                          Darcy Gonzalez

ANN                                Katherine Scully

THE TWINS                      Bevin Maher and Lily-Grace Maher

CHARLENE                      Sophia Masone

 

OTHER FACTORY ENSEMBLE   Marley Bramble

                                                Lillian Del Portillo

                                                Jonah Farber

                                                Zachary Helgesen

                                                Kathryn Romano (*Dance Captain)

 

CHILDREN                                Marley Bramble

                                                 Bevin Maher

                                                 Lily-Grace Maher    

            

 

CREW MEMBERS                                Kristina DeLelle

                                                            Grace Eagleton

                                                            Maddy Galgano

                                                            Zoe Kallenekos

                                                            Zaac Lake

                                                            Jeison Lenis Lopez

                                                            Chloe Naudet

                                                            Finn Plantemoli

                                                            Owen Priscott

                                                            Chloe Simner

                                                            Nora Watson

 

Performances: August 4, 5, 6, 11, 12 and 13 at 7:30pm, and August 7 and 13 at 2:00pm. (August 7 and 10 at 7:30pm are ON HOLD in the event we need to add performances.) ALL CAST AND RUNNING CREW MUST ATTEND ALL PERFORMANCES. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Tear Down and Strike: Sunday, August 14 from 10:00am to 3:00pm. We ask all cast and crew to participate and welcome any parent volunteers.

The Pajama Game, written by George Abbott and Richard Bissell with music by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross (the team that brought us Damn Yankees), was released originally on Broadway in 1954 and would proceed to have two Broadway revivals (1973 and 2006) and play on the West End twice. The musical, based on Richard Bissell’s 1953 novel, is set in a pajama factory in Cedar Rapids, Iowa where workers’ calls for a raise and changes in the labor system are ignored. As the story unfolds, Babe Williams from the grievance committee finds love with the new factory superintendent, Sid Sorokin – but can their love survive a labor dispute and possible factory strike? The show won the Tony Award for Best Musical in 1955 (as well as for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical for Carol Haney’s performance as the secretary Gladys, and Best Choreography for Bob Fosse) and the 2006 revival won the Tony Award for Best Revival of a musical as well as Best Choreography for director/choreographer Kathleen Marshall. The show is famous for numbers like “Steam Heat”, “I’m Not At All in Love”, “Hey, There,” and “Hernando’s Hideaway” and was followed by a 1957 film of the same name. There are seven principal female roles and nine principal male roles with an extensive ensemble and featured roles.