From the Farm to the Factory

On January 26-30, Pace New Musicals takes you on a unique journey from farm to factory, country to city, wood to steel, via new american classic rock musical Factory Girls.

The Pace New Musicals program presents Factory Girls on January 26-30 at the Schaeberle Studio (10th floor of 41 Park Row) on the NYC Campus.

Performances are Wednesday-Saturday at 8:00 p.m., with matinees at 2 p.m. on Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for students and can be reserved by emailing

With a dynamic score that fuses hard rock, country, funk, and heavy metal, Factory Girls tells the story of 1840s Yankee farm girls and BFFs Harriet Farley and Sarah Bagley who go to Lowell, Massachusetts, “the City of Spindles,” in order make a better life. After laboring for up to 14 hours a day, the girls write and publish their own company-sponsored publication, The Lowell Offering, which becomes a worldwide literary phenomenon. When working conditions deteriorate due to competition and economic hardship, Sarah speaks out against the corporation but Harriet refuses to sacrifice the gains the women have made. The resulting battle rips their friendship apart and alters the course of the American worker.

Factory Girls features music and lyrics by Creighton Irons and Sean Mahoney and a book by Maggie-Kate Coleman. The cast is comprised of Pace musical theater students and the show is directed by Amy Rogers, the head of Pace’s BFA Musical Theater Program, with musical direction by Rob Meffe.

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