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Scenes from Munster Theatre’s ‘Pajama Jam,’ featuring Lansing’s Jackie Protsman

by Katie Arvia

MUNSTER, Ind. (October 17, 2019) – Two weeks ago, Fashionette owner Jackie Protsman was a vendor at the Pajama Jam, a dinner theatre event hosted by Munster’s Theatre at the Center to promote their fall production, The Pajama Game. Protsman sold Katz brand pajama sets for $20 each.

Jackie Protsman mingled with guests and customers throughout the evening, pointing out the Katz brand packaging on her pajamas. (Photo: Katie Arvia)
Artist Jim Siergey created a fun, colorful poster for the event. (Photo: Katie Arvia)
Theatre-goers were treated to a pre-show dinner, along with fun shopping opportunities, the chance to win prizes and giveaways, and an emcee who kept things exciting. (Photo: Katie Arvia)
Tom Lounges of Lakeshore Public Radio served as emcee for the evening and interviewed Protsman. (Photo: Katie Arvia)
Pat Kremer and her husband Keith are Lansing residents. Pat owns Big Splash PR, which does promotional work for Theatre at the Center. She invited Protsman and Fashionette to be part of the Pajama Jam. (Photo: Katie Arvia)
Customers browse through the selection of colors, patterns, and sizes. (Photo: Katie Arvia)
Lansing Village Trustee Maureen Grady-Perovich purchased pajamas before seeing the 7:30pm showing of The Pajama Game. (Photo: Katie Arvia)

Other vendors attending the Pajama Jam included Jewelry by Paparazzi, popcorn sales by Lady’s Gourmet Popcorn and Chicagoland Popcorn, chocolate by Dora’s Girls, wine tasting by Chef Joe Trama, and Bedtime Stories by Rochelle Lazauskus. Hand massages by Vanis Salon and games, giveaways, and prizes rounded out the event.

The Pajama Game is a Tony award-winning musical inspired by the Doris Day film of the same name. the show ran at the Theatre at the Center from September 12 through October 13.

Theatre at the Center is located at 1040 Ridge Road in Munster, Indiana.

Katie Arvia
Katie Arvia
Katie is a lifelong Lansing native who currently works full-time in marketing while also freelance reporting for The Lansing Journal. In 2015, she graduated with high honors from Saint Xavier University in Chicago with a BA in English, and she plans to pursue a Master's degree in the near future. Her favorite Lansing Journal assignments include coverage of TF South High School's walkout ("Demonstrating the possibilities") and her St. Patrick's Day interview with her grandma ("St. Patrick's Day traditions: reflections of an Irish granddaughter").


  1. So nice!! I came right before the show, so she had probably taken down her booth. I’ll have to stop by thr shop and see if she has anymore pajamas! It was another great production!

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