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.