Factory strife leads to love in ‘The Pajama Game’

DAVIDSON – Davidson Community Player’s rendition of “The Pajama Game,” a musical comedy about love brewing amid labor strife in a pajama factory, will take center stage at Davidson College in late June.

Concerned with work frustrations, Babe, the grievance committee head, begins building a relationship with Sid, the new factory superintendent.

The show includes famlliar tunes like “Hey There,” “Steam Heat” and "Hernando’s Hideaway” and won the 2006 Tony Award for best revival of a musical.

Directed by Melissa Ohlman-Roberge with music and lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross, the show will run June 20-22 at 8 p.m., June 23 at 2 p.m. and June 27-29 at 8 p.m., with a 2 p.m. matinee show June 29. All performances will be held at Duke Family Performance Hall, located in the Alvarez College Union off Faculty Drive.

Tickets cost $24 for adults, $22 for seniors and $12 for students.  

Davidson Community Players allow ticket-holders and donors an opportunity for priority seating, giving them access to the performance hall before the theater is open to everyone else.

Reserve-seating tickets will be mailed to patrons in advance of the show and are offered at a premium of $5 per seat. Contact the box office at 704-892-7953 for more information. Visit www.davidsoncommunityplayers.org to buy tickets.

Petteway and White infuse Celtic tunes with rock

MOORESVILLE – Grammy and Indie-award winners Al Petteway and Amy White, of Asheville, enjoy performing Celtic and Appalachian music mixed with elements of rock and jazz.

The duo will perform June 16 at 7 p.m. as part of St. Patrick's Episcopal Church’s Solas Leighis concert series.

They’ll sing and play the acoustic guitar, mandolin, Celtic harp, piano, banjo, lap dulcimer as well as percussion instruments.

The event includes a wine-and-cheese, meet-the-artists reception after the performance.

Tickets at the door cost $15 for adults, $10 for students and free for children younger than 6. The church is located at 201 Fairview Road.

All proceeds benefit community outreach at the church. For more information, visit www.saint-patricks.org or call 704-663-5659.

Learn to stand up on a paddle board

DAVIDSON – The Davidson’s Parks and Recreation Department will offer three afternoon classes in June where the public can explore stand-up paddle boarding in a safe and controlled environment.

Certified Paddlefit instructors will offer tips on water safety and how to paddle, turn and stand up on the board. Personal floatation devices are included.

All participants must be able to swim, not exceed 250 pounds, be in good health and be able to stand up from a kneeling position with only the ground for assistance.

To participate without parental supervision, children must be at least 12. Those between 8-11 are welcome to join in with parental supervision. 

Classes will be held from noon-2 p.m. June 1, 8 and 15 at Lake Davidson Nature Preserve, 750 Jetton St.

The class costs $38 for Davidson residents and $43 for others.

To register, visit, www.townofdavidson.recdesk.com/recdeskportal/Programs/tabid/1873/Default.aspx.