McDowell Center for Performing Arts

mcdowell high school
erie, pa
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2014-2015 Season

The Pajama Game
Written By: George Abbott & Richard Bissell
Music By: Richard Adler & Jerry Ross

Pajama Game concerns the battle over a 7.5 cent raise between management and labor at the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory. Amidst the conflict, a romance ensues between the new superintendent, Sid, and the leader of the Union Grievance Committee, Babe. Not surprisingly, their romance is all the more difficult given their opposing sides in the labor dispute. Eventually, management agrees to the raise, and peace reigns in the factory as well as in Sid and Babe's love life.
Run from November 20, 2014 to November 23, 2014!

Almost, Maine
by John Cariani

One cold, clear Friday night in the middle of winter, while the northern lights hover in the sky above, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in the strangest ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. Love is lost, found, and confounded. And life for the people of Almost, Maine will never be the same.
Run in early February 6th and 7th 2015 

School House Rock Live! Jr.

This musical based on the long-loved educational cartoon program will be performed and produced by the Performing Arts 3 and 4 class for one sensory friendly performance at the Little Theatre on March 7th at 11:00 AM!

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Written By: Jeffrey Lane
Music By: David Yazbek

Based on the 1988 film, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels centers on two competing con men living on the French Riviera. At first, the suave and experienced Lawrence Jameson takes the rookie con man, Freddy, under his wing. But soon, Freddy tries to compete directly with Lawrence. The competition comes to a peak when they agree that the first con man to extract $50,000 from the female heiress, Christine Colgate, wins and the other must leave town forever.

Run in mid-April 2015 (dates TBA)

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