News Releases 2008

LETU to Present Broadway Musical 'The Pajama Game'

Tue, Sep 30 2008

LeTourneau University will present the Broadway musical “The Pajama Game” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, in the S.E. Belcher Jr. Chapel and Performance Center, 2100 S. Mobberly Ave. Show sponsor is Longview Regional Medical Center.
Based on Richard Bissell's novel titled 7½ Cents, the nationally touring musical of the Broadway smash hit has audiences laughing in a fast-paced, tale of garment workers seeking a seven-and-a-half cent raise. The musical has received two Tony® Awards for the 2006 production, seven Drama Desk Award nominations, as well as eight Outer Critics Circle Award nominations.
The Pajama Game tells the story of Babe, a feisty employee representative who finds her match in the pajama shop superintendent, Sid. The musical overflows with pajamas, love, singing and conflicts between the labor union and the management. The high-energy score of The Pajama Game, by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross, brims with popular hits and musical theater standards such as Hey There, Steam Heat and Hernando's Hideaway.
Individual show ticket prices to see “The Pajama Game” are $55 for first orchestra Level A seating, $45 for second orchestra Level B seating, $35 for lower balcony Level C seating and $25 for upper balcony Level D seating. Martin Midstream Partners is the season sponsor for 2008-2009 Belcher Center performance series.
All tickets are available online at www.BelcherCenter.com .
For those wanting the discount benefit of season ticket pricing, but not available to attend all eight shows in the 2008-2009 Performance Series, the Belcher Center is offering a “build your own” season for those who want to choose five or more shows from among the eight offerings.
“Eight shows in a season is a lot, and not everyone can attend all of the shows, so we are offering a Build Your Own option,” said Belcher Center Director Cynthia Hellen. “People can pick five, six or seven of the eight shows and still receive season ticket discount pricing. In addition, we have put together a special three-show Broadway package, featuring ‘The Pajama Game,’ ‘100 Year of Broadway’ and ‘Annie’ at the season ticket pricing.”
Designed by experts in acoustical engineering, the S.E. Belcher Jr. Chapel and Performance Center seats more than 2,000 with orchestra, mezzanine and two balconies. Prominently located at the front of the university campus at 2100 S. Mobberly Ave, the Belcher Center is the largest building on LETU’s 162-acre campus. The center was built primarily as a chapel where students gather three times each week for worship and spiritual instruction, but the center also hosts educational, cultural and spiritual programs for the community.