Directed by Max Rayner, musically directed by Rebecca Mason, musically advised by Tammy Papps and choreographed by Linda Lawson.
It is the story of a pajama factory in Iowa, whose workers demand they deserve a pay rise. The new superintendent Sid (Buddy Dawson) is stuck in the middle of pleasing his new boss, Mr Hasler (Angus Smith), and following his heart. He falls deeply in love with a worker, Babe (Lauren Renee), from the factory who lets her position in the factory get in the way of their relationship when she stands up for what she believes in.
Babe (Renee) tries to tell the workers that she isn't interested in Sid, but it's all over her face when she sings 'I'm Not in Love At All'. This rendition was fabulous with dancing around the factory, sliding on the box cart and falling into Sid's arms as the ladies try to look innocent.
When Hines (Seb Cooper) gets jealous because the girl he likes who just happens to be Mr Hasler's assistant leaves a message on Mr Haslers desk, Mable (Rose Vallen) teaches him to trust her with 'I'll Never be Jealous Again'. This was a great duet and we could see Hines trying very hard to see the best of the situation. The tap duet in this routine was very well done and added to the scene.
Sid notices Babe from the moment he enters the factory, but it isn't until the workers' picnic that she decides to stop fighting it and give him a chance. He sings 'Once a Year Day' with the cast when he's over the moon to have her in his life. Watching Prez gave a lot to the story; he was big on helping the company get that rise, but when it came to his marriage he wasn't so keen. Prez pursued a few women at work with 'Her Is', but it was Mae (Lisa Shetler) who couldn't realise him.
As the story progresses you see the staff slow down at their work feeling overworked and underpaid, but Mr Hasler won't give in. Sid had to wing his way into the superintendent position and wants to give it his, all but is worried he will lose Babe. Sid realises no one can touch the company's bookkeeping and it's kept locked up with the key around his receptionist's neck. Sid knows to help Babe and the team he needs that key and to find out what Mr Hasler's hiding in that book - will he get it?
Starring: Buddy Dawson (Sid), Lauren Renee (Babe), Seb Cooper (Hines), Nikki Gaertner-Eaton (Gladys), Angus Smith (Mr Hasler), Daniel Vickers (Prez), Rose Vallen (Mable), Lisa Shetler (Mae), Kevin Knott (Pop), Chris Bussey (Brenda), Jake Kempster Male (Joe), Chris Stansfield (Max), Aled Proeve (Charlie), Amber Platten (Sandra), Lorren Cianci (Mara), Amy Neuman (Sara), Jess Goc-Ong (Charlene), June De Garis (Ann) and Line Myklebust (Carmen).
Northern Light always deliver high-class entertainment. Over the past two years, they have given spectacular shows of '50 Golden Years', 'Cinderella', 'Big' and 'Happy Days' and 'now The Pajama Game'. This is a must see show and another amazing production by Northern Light Theatre Company - 4.5/5.
Shedley Theatre, Playford Civic Centre, Elizabeth.
March 24th -25th at 8pm March 31st - April 1st at 8pm April 7th - 8th at 8pm