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The Pajama Game

Feb 10 – Mar 5, 2017

Music & Lyrics by Richard Adler & Jerry Ross
Book by George Abbott & Richard Bissell
Based on the novel 7 ½ Cents by Richard Bissell
Directed by Bill Berry

Things are getting steamy at the Sleep-Tite Pajama factory where handsome new superintendent Sid Sorokin is falling hard for Babe Williams, the feisty firebrand heading the union grievance committee. But sparks really fly when the workers go on strike for a 7½-cent pay raise, setting off not only a conflict between management and labor, but a battle of the sexes as well. The show that defined Fosse style with seductive dance numbers such as “Steam Heat” and “Hernando’s Hideaway,” this critically acclaimed musical won three Tony Awards® including Best Choreography and Best Musical. The swinging score includes the timeless hits “Hey There” and “There Once Was a Man” performed by a sensational Seattle cast. Don’t miss The Pajama Game as only The 5th can do it.

Some shows deal with mature themes and may not be appropriate for all children. For information about whether a particular show is suitable for your child, we strongly encourage you to read the Content Advisories for each production. Children under 4, including babes in arms, will not be admitted. 

Special thanks to the sponsors of our production.


Day-of-Show & See-It-Again Tickets

For many shows we offer several kinds of Day-of-Show tickets for purchase at the Box Office.

  • $20 Day-of-Show tickets for students and patrons under 25 years old. You must show a valid ID that verifies your student status or age when you purchase these tickets. 1 ticket per ID.
  • $20 Day-of-Show tickets for theater arts industry employees. You must show a current business card, valid TPS membership card or current show contract when you purchase these tickets.
  • $25 See-It-Again tickets for patrons who have already seen the current production. To purchase a See-It-Again ticket for a best-available seat, bring your paid ticket stub to the Box Office on the day of the performance you want to see.

All Day-of-Show and See-It-Again tickets are subject to availability, section limitations and ticket limits.

The Pajama Game

Performance Date

Plan Your Visit

Whether this is your first visit to The 5th Avenue Theatre or your 50th, we want to ensure that you enjoy every moment. If you have any questions about the theater accommodations or services, please call 206-625-1900 or e-mail

Arrival Time

Productions begin promptly, so please arrive at least 15 minutes early. Doors open 45 minutes before the show and seating begins 30 minutes before the curtain.

Late Seating

Patrons arriving late will be seated at the first suitable pause in the performance in the least disruptive location. Following intermission, an usher will help you find your seat.


All performances will take place as scheduled, regardless of weather conditions.


The 5th Avenue Theatre welcomes children ages 4 and older. Children under 4 years of age, including babes in arms, will not be admitted. 

Some shows deal with mature themes and may not be appropriate for all children. For information on whether a particular show is suitable for your child, please see the Parental Guidelines included for each show. Complimentary booster seats are available at the Coat Check.

Emergency Contact

Please leave the following information with your sitter or service, so we can quickly locate you in the event of an emergency:

Theatre Coat Check phone:  206-625-1294
Your seat location: aisle, section, row, and seat number

Coat Check, Assistive Devices, and Special Needs

Complimentary Coat Check is located in the lobby next to Aisle 3. You may check any item you don’t wish to carry into the theater. Booster seats, assistive listening headsets, and Braille playbills are available at no charge. Binoculars may be rented for $5.00.

Food & Drinks

Refreshments are available for purchase on both levels of the lobby before the performance and during intermission. Candy and beverages purchased at the lobby concession stand may be brought into the theatre. Beverages must be in a bottle with cap or a theater cup with lid. 

Ticket Refunds & Exchanges

You may exchange your tickets if you do so 24 hours or more prior to your scheduled performance date. Subscribers may exchange tickets with no exchange fee. Single-ticket buyers are charged an exchange fee. Please note: Tickets are non-refundable.

You may also donate your tickets back to the non-profit 5th Avenue Theatre. The 5th cannot guarantee that ticket donations are tax deductable and does not produce tax receipts for these donations. Please call 206.625.1900 prior to your performance  to arrange a ticket donation.

Lost Tickets

If you lose or forget your tickets, please call 206-625-1900 or 888-5TH-4TIX for a replacement. You may pick up your tickets at the Box Office on the day of the show.

Third-Party Tickets

We strongly discourage patrons from purchasing tickets through outside vendors. Tickets bought from scalpers, brokers or by other third-party means may be counterfeit or inadmissible, and they are often grossly overpriced. These purchases do not benefit the performers, producers or The 5th Avenue Theatre. Purchasing directly from the 5th Avenue Theatre is your best bet for best seats and best available prices.

Cameras & Recorders

The use of cameras and video or audio recording equipment is strictly prohibited. You may leave these items at the Coat Check.

Smoking Policy

Smoking is not allowed in any part of the theater nor within 25 feet of the theater entrance.

Firearms Policy

No firearms of any kind are allowed in any part of the theater.

Ask an Usher

If you experience any discomfort during a performance, an usher or the House Manager will be glad to assist you.

The Pajama Game

Rating: PG

Adult Language:

The language is very mild: a couple of “hells” (“Seven and a half cents doesn’t buy a helluva lot” goes one lyric) and “damns” (“This is a lot of damned nonsense!”), plus one vulgar expression (“I don’t have to take that crap from nobody!”).


Sexual References:

Several of the lyrics contain sexual innuendos, but are not explicit (“I got a hot water bottle / But nothing I got’ll / Take the place of you”). Some dance moves (in “Steam Heat” and the tango “Hernando’s Hideaway”) are also mildly suggestive.

Intimacy between the characters is also implied rather than explicit: for instance, as they sing “Small Talk,” Sid tries to kiss Babe, who insists she must cook dinner. She discovers her aprons are in the wash, removes her dress, and puts on a pajama top over her slip. They kiss again and sink into a chair as the lights go down.

One character (“Prez”) is a married man who constantly flirts with his female co-workers, using the same lines on all of them; he is usually unsuccessful, although he is seen leaving the company picnic with Mae (who later dumps him when he leaves her to go home to his wife).



Characters are seen drinking beer at the company picnic, at a tavern, and during a union meeting. Hines has a drinking problem and arrives at the factory inebriated when he believes his girlfriend has been unfaithful.



Sid shoves a worker who is being deliberately slow. Another character (Hines) entertains his co-workers with a knife-throwing performance at a picnic and later throws knives at several characters while drunk and in a jealous rage (he misses). The knives are not actually thrown onstage (though they seem to be).