Starlight Theatre Presents THE PAJAMA GAME, 7/15-8/1

Starlight Musical Theatre presents THE PAJAMA GAME for Starlight's 2nd summertime show which will run from July 15th to August 1st. Leading off the romantic yet torn-apart lovers will be San Diego's own Courtney Corey as Babe Williams and native New Yorker Joey Elrose as Sid Sorokin (Bios of all cast listed below). The comedic and lovable couple, Hines and Gladys, will be played by Joe Joyce, a Broadway veteran, and Rae Henderson, another San Diego native, respectively.

The featured cast will include Courtney Corey (Babe Williams), Joey Elrose (Sid Sorokin), Rae Henderson (Gladys), Joe Joyce (Hines), Jennifer Wilcove (Mabel), Sarah Cuc (Mae), Julia Celano (Poopsie), Paul Morgavo (Prez), Ed Hollingsworth (Hassler) & Jesse Mackinon (Pop).

The ensemble will comprise of Marlene Montes, Rebecca Seubert Miller, Kathleen Calvin, Lauren Long, Lauren Thompson, Morgan Sharp, Angelica Ritchie, Patrick Williams, Bradley Sattler, Peter Pavone, Jeremy Shull, Riley Faison, Marco Puente, Gabriel Villanueva, Sebastian Montenegro & Joaquin Gamboa.

Creative team on Starlight's revival will include Carlos Mendoza (Director/Choreographer), Justin Gray (Musical Director/Conductor), Tanya Bishop (Costume Designer), Peter Herman (Wig Design), Crystal Burden (Stage Manager), Jason Bieber (Lighting Designer) and Patrick Hoynie (Sound Designer).

The show runs Thursdays through Sundays at 8pm at the Starlight Musical Theatre in Balboa Park. Tickets range from $10 to $75. There will be weekly "Pajama Party" nights for the entire run. The event will take place every performance night Thursday thru Sunday night, with a special focus on Starlight's Kids Free and Youth program nights (Thursday and Sunday), where children are allowed free entry with a full-priced paid adult and 18 and under youth can enjoy half price. The participant who sports the most festive, creative or colorful pajamas will win a day pass to SeaWorld for showcasing the most theatrical spirit, as voted on by the audience. More information can be found at www.StarlightTheatre.org.

THE PAJAMA GAME, last seen on the Starlight stage in 1979,has Sid Sorokin as one happy guy when he lands a good job as Factory Supervisor at the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory. But his smile disappears fast when he discovers he's also landed himself smack in the middle of a labor dispute with a strike on the way. Staring him down from across the labor-management divide is Babe Williams, leader of the Union Grievance Committee. It's practically love at first sight; they fall for each other as they battle over the union's demand for a seven-and-a-half cent raise. The course of true love never did run smooth, but Sid and Babe's bumpy ride turns out to be lots of fun, thanks to some of the best songs ever to grace the Broadway stage.

Located in beautiful Balboa Park, Starlight Musical Theatre has been a unique San Diego tradition for 64 years. Starlight audiences can enjoy top notch San Diego professionals while sitting under the stars in a 4,200-seat outdoor amphitheatre. Built for the 1935-1936 California-Pacific Exposition, the Starlight Bowl became the home of Starlight Musical Theatre in 1946. Since that time, Starlight has presented over 133 musicals and is one of the oldest continuously-producing musical theatre companies in the United States.



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