The Pajama Game

The Pajama Game
A union strike at a pajama factory generates plenty of steam heat in this toe-tapping comedic love story.

The Pajama Game was awarded the 1955 Tony for Best Musical and over half a century later claimed the award for Best Revival of a Musical - proving 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 a perfect choice for high schools and community theatres. This perennial favorite is a sure-fire crowd-pleaser and a glowing example of solid, classic musical comedy.

Concert Selections for The Pajama Game

Concert Selections are original Broadway orchestrations and exciting new symphonic arrangements of select songs for use in concert performances. Concert Selections are the perfect way to give audiences a taste of the musical theatre experience without the sets, props and costumes.

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  • HERNANDO'S HIDEAWAY
    From
    PAJAMA GAME, THE
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    1 FEMALE VOICE, CHORUS
    Starting Key
    Em
    Estimated duration
    5 min 47 sec
    Music by
    ADLER, RICHARD
    ROSS, JERRY
    Lyrics by
    ADLER, RICHARD
    ROSS, JERRY
    Orchestrated by
    WALKER, DON
    Instrumentation
    1 Flute(Piccolo), 1 Reed 2(Clarinet 1), 1 Reed 3(Clarinet 2), 1 Bass Clarinet, 1 Bassoon, 1 Tenor sax(opt), 1 Baritone sax(opt), 2 Trumpet 1&2, 1 Trumpet 3, 1 Trombone 1, 1 Trombone 2, 1 Trombone 3, 9 Violin AC, 8 Violin BD, 7 Viola, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, 1 Guitar, 3 Drum(Timp, Cymb, Temple block, Cast, T.T., Snare drum), 1 Vocal, 2 Piano Conductor, 25 Chorus books
  • HEY THERE
    From
    PAJAMA GAME, THE
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    2 MALE VOICES (1 RECORDED)
    Starting Key
    Gb
    Estimated duration
    5 min 32 sec
    Music by
    ADLER, RICHARD
    ROSS, JERRY
    Lyrics by
    ADLER, RICHARD
    ROSS, JERRY
    Orchestrated by
    WALKER, DON
    Instrumentation
    1 Flute, 1 Clarinet 1, 1 Clarinet 2, 1 Clarinet 3, 1 Bass clarinet, 2 Trumpet 1&2, 1 Trumpet 3, 1 Trombone 1, 1 Trombone 2, 1 Trombone 3, 9 Violin AC, 8 Violin BD, 7 Viola, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, 3 Percussion(Drum set ,Tympani), 2 Piano Conductor
  • NEW TOWN IS A BLUE TOWN
    From
    PAJAMA GAME, THE
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    1 MALE VOICE
    Starting Key
    Db
    Estimated duration
    5 min
    Music by
    ADLER, RICHARD
    ROSS, JERRY
    Lyrics by
    ADLER, RICHARD
    ROSS, JERRY
    Orchestrated by
    WALKER, DON
    Instrumentation
    5 Bass, 6 Cello, Guitar, 2 PC, 2 PV, 3 Percussion, Reed 1, Reed 2, Reed 3, Reed 4, Reed 5, 3 Trombones, 3 Trumpets, 7 Viola, 9 Violin AC, 8 Violin BD
  • ONCE A YEAR DAY
    From
    PAJAMA GAME, THE
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    CHORUS
    Starting Key
    F
    Estimated duration
    11 min 45 sec
    Music by
    ADLER, RICHARD
    ROSS, JERRY
    Lyrics by
    ADLER, RICHARD
    ROSS, JERRRY
    Orchestrated by
    WALKER, DON
    Instrumentation
    1 Reed 1(Flute), 1 Reed 2(Clarinet), 1 Reed 3(Clarinet), 1 Reed 4(Clarinet), 1 Reed 5(Bassoon), 2 Trumpet 1&2, 1 Trumpet 3, 1 Trombone 1, 1 Trombone 2, 1 Trombone 3, 5 Bass, 7 Viola, 8 Violin BD, 9 Violin AC, 6 Cello, 3 Drum, 1 Guitar, 1 Piano Vocal, 2 Piano Conductor, 25 Chorus books
  • OVERTURE ("PAJAMA GAME")
    From
    PAJAMA GAME, THE
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    INSTRUMENTAL
    Starting Key
    Bb
    Estimated duration
    7 min
    Music by
    ADLER, RICHARD
    ROSS, JERRY
    Orchestrated by
    WALKER, DON
    Instrumentation
    1 Piccolo, 2 opt. Alto flute 1&2, 1 Oboe 1, 1 English horn, 1 Clarinet 1, 1 Clarinet 2, 1 Bass Clarinet, 1 opt. Alto sax 1, 1 opt.Alto sax 2, 1 opt.Tenor sax 1, 1 opt.Tenor sax 2, 1 Baritone sax, 1 Bassoon 1, 1 Bassoon 2, 2 Trumpet 1&2, 1 Trumpet 3, 1 Trombone 1, 1 Trombone 2, 1 Trombone 3, 9 Violin AC, 8 Violin BD, 7 Viola, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, 3 Percussion, 1 Guitar, 2 Piano Conductor
  • STEAM HEAT
    From
    PAJAMA GAME, THE
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    1 FEMALE VOICE, 2 MALE VOICES
    Starting Key
    F
    Estimated duration
    7 min 8 sec
    Music by
    ADLER, RICHARD
    ROSS, JERRY
    Lyrics by
    ADLER, RICHARD
    ROSS, JERRY
    Orchestrated by
    WALKER, DON
    Instrumentation
    1 English horn, 1 Clarinet 1, 1 Clarinet 2, 1 Opt.Clarinet 3, 1 Opt.Clarinet 4, 1 Bass clarinet, 1 Bassoon 1, 1 Bassoon 2, 1 Opt.Alto sax, 1 Opt. Tenor sax 1, 1 Opt. Tenor sax 2, 1 Opt. Baritone sax, 2 Trumpet 1&2, 1 Trumpet 3, 1 Trombone 1, 1 Trombone 2, 1 Trombone 3, 9 Violin AC, 8 Violin BD, 7 Viola, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, 1 Guitar, 3 Percussion, 2 Piano Conductor, 3 Chorus books
  • THERE ONCE WAS A MAN
    From
    PAJAMA GAME, THE
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    1 FEMALE VOICE, 1 MALE VOICE
    Starting Key
    Gb
    Estimated duration
    5 min 10 sec
    Music by
    ADLER, RICHARD
    ROSS, JERRY
    Lyrics by
    ADLER, RICHARD
    ROSS, JERRY
    Orchestrated by
    WALKER, DON
    Instrumentation
    1 Reed 1(Clarinet 1), 1 Reed 2(Clarinet 2), 1 Reed 3(Clarinet 3), 1 Reed 4(Clarinet 4), 1 Reed 5(Bass clarinet), 2 Trumpet 1&2, 1 Trumpet 3, 1 Trombone 1, 1 Trombone 2, 1 Trombone 3, 9 Violin AC, 8 Violin BD, 7 Viola, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, 1 Guitar, 3 Percussion(Drum set ,Bell), 2 Piano Conductor, 2 Chorus books
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