Saturday, June 22, 2013

Just Plain Fun

Last night we went to the opening of the Fair Oaks Theater Festival's summer season to see the Pajama Game.   The show is an adaptation of a musical that first appeared in the mid-1950s.   It was made into a movie in 1957 with John Raitt and Doris Day.

The story is about a strike at a pajama factory called Sleep Tite. A new factory superintendent comes in and falls in love with the leader of the union grievance committee.

The play has a slew of songs you would recognize.  The cast is quite good and the choreography was fun.

FOTF is a local cooperative venture between the Fair Oaks Recreation and Parks Department and American River College.  It is presented in the Veteran's Memorial Amphitheater under the stars and last night was a perfect night for such a performance.

FOTF also has a local character to it.   It is open seating and if you want to rent a seat cushion (the wood benches are a bit hard) it is 50¢.  The FOTF also has very reasonably priced refreshments including wine and beer.   It is a fun evening.

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