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Briefs: St. Vincent College Performers present 'Pajama Game'

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Saint Vincent College Players rehearsing for 'Pajama Game' include, from left, Mandy Slowey, Mark Harris, Tessa Hennessy, Alex Policicchio and Cameron Smith.

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

St. Vincent College Performers present ‘The Pajama Game'

Love walks in when the workers walk out during a labor dispute at an Iowa pajama factory.

The musical comedy “The Pajama Game” mines the humor and the drama when the union's feisty female leader and the management-friendly factory supervisor fall for each other.

The St. Vincent College Performers' production of the 1954 musical will run March 15 to 24 in the Performing Arts Center of the Robert S. Carey Student Center on the campus of the college, near Latrobe.

“It is a delightful musical,” says the show's director, Colleen Reilly, who says it includes The romance, comedy and drama. “There are also a number of songs that people will recognize even if they don't know the musical itself — ‘Hernando's Hideaway,' ‘Steam Heat' and, especially, ‘Hey There.' ”

Performances are at 8 p.m. March 15 to 17 and March 22 and 2 p.m. March 24.

Admission: $10. Details: 724-805-2229 or

— Alice T. Carter

Rat Pack remembrance set for Jeannette

Jeannette's 125th Celebration Committee and the Jeannette American Legion will present Bo Wagner's Rat Pack Show on March 23 at the American Legion Hall.

The show, which is a re-creation of the Frank Sinatra-Sammy Davis Jr.-Dean Martin Rat Pack, will include a full orchestra and dinner.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Admission is $45. Details: 724-787-9070 or 724-493-8128.

— Bob Karlovits

St. Vincent Summer Theatre starts May 30

St. Vincent Summer Theatre is gearing up for the coming season, which kicks off the first of four shows on May 30.

The season begins with the comedy “The Nerd” (May 30 to June 15), by Larry Shue, author of one of last season's favorites, “The Foreigner.”

“Too Many Cooks” (June 20 to July 6) is a newly published farce by Marsha Kash and Douglas E. Hughes.

The third production, “I Love a Piano” (July 11 to 27), celebrates the music of Irving Berlin.

The season concludes with Ken Ludwig's “Lend Me a Tenor” (Aug. 1 to 18).

Colleen Reilly will direct all four productions at the Performing Arts Center of the Robert S. Carey Student Center on the St. Vincent College campus, near Latrobe.

Ticket prices will remain the same for the third straight year — $10 for preview performances, $19 Tuesday through Thursday evenings, $22 Friday and Saturday evenings and $16 for matinees. Those age 62 and older are eligible for a $2 discount Tuesday through Thursday evenings.

Reservations are required for all performances, except Thursday evening previews. Prior to May 20, reservations can be made by mail or by email ( From May 21 to Aug. 18, reservations also can be made by calling the box office at 724-537-8900.

— Tribune-Review

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