DCLO opens 'Pajama Game' in Downey debut

DOWNEY - Marsha Moode, executive director of the Downey Civic Light Opera, will direct her 29th musical production, "Pajama Game," opening May 31 and playing 10 performances through June 17.Based on Richard Bissell's novel, "7 1/2 Cents," and dealing with factory workers' dispute that breaks out into a love story, the Richard Adler/Jerry Ross musical opened on Broadway in May of 1954, ran for over a thousand performances and won a Tony for Best Musical. John Raitt, Janis Paige and Eddy Foy starred in the original. It has been revived several times since, and was made into a 1957 movie starring Doris Day in the Janis Paige role. It has never been performed at the DCLO before. Memorable songs include "Hey There," "Steam Heat" and "Hernando's Hideaway," which were mainstream hits at the time. The DCLO box office is open every other Wednesday from 1-5 p.m. Group rates are available. Call (562) 923-1714 for tickets and further information.

********** Published: April 19, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 01