Montgomery College Summer Dinner Theatre Serves Up Exciting Musicals in 2013

Students to Bring ‘The Pajama Game’ and ‘The Wiz’ to Stage This Summer

This summer, Montgomery College will bring two acclaimed musicals to the stage—“The Pajama Game” and “The Wiz”—for its Summer Dinner Theatre performances, starting June 21. “The Pajama Game” performances will take place June 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29 and 30. “The Wiz” performances are July 12, 13, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28. The June 23, 30 and July 21, 28 shows are Sunday matinees. “The Pajama Game” is a whimsical, funny, and lively look at love and labor in a pajama factory. A first-rate musical romp full of humor and revelry sets the mood as Sid, the regional superintendent meets Babe, the leader of the Grievance Committee. Will the sparks fly from the impending union strike or from the fact that they are falling for each other? This show is chock full of songs that will make you smile, including “Hey There (You with the Stars in Your

Eyes)”, “Once a Year Day,” “Hernando’s Hideaway” and more!

The second show of the Summer Dinner Theatre season, “The Wiz,” is a boisterous and exuberant updating of Dorothy’s adventures in the Land of Oz. The Wiz is a twister full of hand-clapping beats and marvelous melodies. This colorful, dazzling show has so much energy that you will find it hard to stay in your seat. It’s time to “Ease on Down the Road” and see this one!

Montgomery College’s Summer Dinner Theatre, now celebrating 36 seasons, is an annual training ground for both aspiring musical theatre performers and behind-the-scenes artists who apply or audition for the summer productions. Performers include Montgomery College theatre and music majors, visiting students from universities, talented high school students and members of the community. Participants enroll at Montgomery College for 10 weeks of hands-on education in everything from singing and dancing, to costumes and lighting.

For some students, Summer Dinner Theatre marks the first time they have worked alongside professionals to learn the craft of acting and theatre production. The students also get the thrill of singing with a live orchestra. In true dinner theatre fashion, the students also serve as waiters and support staff at the performances.

Tickets for Summer Dinner Theatre are $47.50 for adults and $36.50 for children ages 12 and under. Prices include the performance and a full dinner buffet (On the Thursday, June 27 performance, tickets are $45 for adults and $34 for children 12 and under). A 10 percent discount is available for alumni or retirees of Montgomery College on the opening nights of each show. The general public may obtain a 10 percent discount if an equal number of tickets are purchased for both shows on the same order. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday night performances, the doors will open at 6:30 p.m., with a show time of 8:15 p.m. On Sunday, the doors will open at 12:30 p.m., with a 2:15 p.m. show time. The box office opens May 1 this year; however online sales only are available during the month of April.

All performances are held in the Theatre Arts Arena on the College’s Rockville Campus, located at 51 Mannakee Street, Rockville, Maryland. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call 240-567-7676 or visit www.montgomerycollege.edu/sdt.

THE PAJAMA GAME is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019 Phone: 212-541-4684; Fax: 212-397-4684 www.MTIShows.com

THE WIZ

is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized

performance materials supplied by

SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

45 West 25th Street, New York, NY 10010

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