RVHS students to present ‘The Pajama Game’

| April 27, 2015

WARSAW – River View High School students plan to take you back to the 1950s and give you a lesson on what it was like to work in factories back then.

The students will present “The Pajama Game” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 1-2, in the high school auditorium. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased by calling the school at 740-824-3522 or e-mailing [email protected]. The River View Music Boosters also will sponsor a dinner for $7 for adults and $5 for children under 12 from 5 to 7 p.m. on performance days.

“The play takes place at the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory where the workers want a seven and half cent raise,” said Debbie English who directs the musical. “It’s a typical union vs. management battle.”

In addition to conflict the musically also has plenty of singing and dancing and upbeat music.

English is retired from teaching, but still loves to direct the students.

“These plays are the one thing they can do in school that combines all the arts,” she said.

English also enjoys seeing the students grow as actors.

“Some of the seniors started as eighth graders and then we also have freshmen who this is a whole new experience for,” she said.

One of the reasons English selected this play was because it has several parts for girls.

“Every year the girls end up playing boys because musicals tend to be guy heavy and we always have a ton of girls,” English said. “Some of the girls have never played girl roles so I thought it would be nice for them to be able to do that their senior year.”

One of girl roles in the musical went to Elizabeth Ferris who enjoys the personality of the female characters and learning about the 1950s.

Jadyn Cline also has had fun being part of the musical.

“You get to see people take on personalities that they don’t usually have at school,” he said.

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