"The Pajama Game" Auditions Announced!

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"The Pajama Game" Auditions Announced!
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"The Pajama Game" Auditions Announced!

Book by George Abbott and Richard Bissell

Music and Lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross

Based on the novel "71/2 cents" by Richard Bissell

The Pajama Game was awarded the 1955 Tony for Best Musical and, over half of a century later, claimed the award for Best Revival of a Musical, proving that the story is truly timeless. With an energetic score by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross (Damn Yankees), The Pajama Game is brimming with songs and dances that have become musical theatre standards, including "Steam Heat" and "Hernando's Hideaway."

Conditions at the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory are anything but peaceful as sparks fly between new superintendent, Sid Sorokin, and Babe Williams, leader of the union grievance committee. Their stormy relationship comes to a head when the workers strike for a 7 ½ cent pay increase, setting off not only a conflict between management and labor, but a battle of the sexes as well.

Featuring plenty of fun and splashy production numbers, including a comic "dream ballet," The Pajama Game is filled with standout featured roles and a large ensemble, making it perfect for our community. This perennial favorite is a surefire crowd-pleaser and a glowing example of solid, classic musical comedy.

Audition info


Director: Barry R. Norton

Vocal Director: Ted Waltmire

Music Director: Kitty Karn

Choreographer: Marianna Kontos

Producers: Ted Waltmire, Steve Zeidler

Summer Place President: Matt Whalen

Sign up Here: 



Monday, April 10, 6-9

Tuesday, April 11, 6-9 

Callbacks: Wednesday, April 12, 6-9 pm  (by invitation only. If called back, you will receive an email by Wednesday, April 12th by 10 am) If you did not receive a callback, it does NOT mean you are not in the show!


Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center

305 W Jackson Ave

Naperville, IL 60540

Material to Prepare

Bring a Headshot/Resume 

Please prepare to sing 32 bars of a song that shows off your voice. If you are auditioning for a principal singing role in THE PAJAMA GAME, you are highly encouraged to prepare a song from the show. Otherwise, please prepare a song in the style of the show that shows off your voice and acting ability. Bring sheet music of the song you've prepared. An accompanist will be provided. No a capella or recorded music. Dress comfortably for the dance audition.

 Please bring any conflicts between April 16-June 25th. No conflicts submitted after the first read-through will be accepted

Offers will be made by phone between April 12-15 by phone. If you are not cast, you will receive an email no later than April 16th. 

Time Commitment

First Rehearsal: Sunday, April 16, 2-6 PM

Rehearsals will be on Sunday afternoons (2-6 pm), Monday, Wednesday, and occasional Thursdays (either 6-9 pm or 7-10 pm)

Tech week: Sunday, June 11- Thursday, June 15

Rehearsals will take place at Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center, Naperville Central High School, and Fort Hill Activity Center, all in Naperville.

Performances: Naperville Central High School Auditorium (440 West Aurora Ave Naperville, IL 60540)  Friday, June 16, Saturday, June 17, Sunday, June 18, Friday, June 23, Saturday, June 24, Sunday, June 25th. Friday and Saturdays at 7:30 pm Sundays at 3 pm (actors required to participate in set strike after the final performance)

We encourage actors of all races, ethnicities, genders, and abilities to audition. 

NOTE: This is an unpaid, non-Equity production. 

VIP Ticket Requirement: Each cast member will need to purchase a “VIP Ticket” for the Summer Place 2023 Season. This is a $35 discounted season ticket that includes 

1 free ticket to “The Pajama Game”

a ticket to Summer Place’s production of “Newsies” in July/August

 invitation to all social and educational events planned for the year. Tickets can be purchased here: https://tinyurl.com/5h2m56rc 

For more information including a full casting breakdown and downloadable audition forms please visit https://summerplacetheatre.org/Auditions or email us at auditions@summerplacetheatre.org if you are having any issues with signing up for an audition. We look forward to seeing you!

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