Pump Boys and Dinettes

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Pump Boys and Dinettes

Full Length Musical, Dramatic Comedy  /  2f, 4m

Book, Lyrics, and Music by John Foley, Mark Hardwick, Debra Monk, Cass Morgan, John Schimmel, and Jim Wann

"Both musically and theatrically, a triumph of ensemble playing. It doesn't merely celebrate the value of friendship and life's simple pleasures, it embodies them." - The New York Times
"Totally terrific...It is such fun." - The New York Times


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    2f, 4m
  • Audience
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    Appropriate for all audiences
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Pump Boys and Dinettes

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Summary
The 'Pump Boys' sell high octane on Highway 57 in Grand Ole Opry country and the 'Dinettes', Prudie and Rhetta Cupp, run the Double Cupp diner next door. Together they fashion an evening of country western songs that received unanimous raves on and off-Broadway. With heartbreak and hilarity, they perform on guitars, piano, bass and, yes, kitchen utensils.
Cast Attributes
  • Time Period Present Day
  • Cautions
    • Mild Adult Themes

Media

"Both musically and theatrically, a triumph of ensemble playing. It doesn't merely celebrate the value of friendship and life's simple pleasures, it embodies them." - The New York Times

"Totally terrific...It is such fun." - The New York Post

"A gasser, with buoyant, earthy humor." - New York Daily News

"Totally delightful." - Newsweek

"When the inevitable "closing time' comes along, you'll wish you could stay a while longer." - Christian Science Monitor

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Music

Song Samples

Highway 57
Taking It Slow
Serve Yourself
Menu Song
The Best Man
Fisherman's Prayer
Catfish
Mamaw
Be Good or Be Gone
Drinkin' Shoes
Pump Boys
Mona
The Night Dolly Parton Was Almost Mine
Tips
Sister
Vacation
No Holds Barred
Farmer Tan
Closing Time

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12 Full Scores (cued for 2 Acoustic Guitars, Electric Bass, Piano, Sticks and Tambourine and vocal)

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Authors

Jim Wann

Jim Wann, lead songwriter for Pump Boys, is a composer-lyricist-performer whose off-Broadway collaborations include Diamond Studs, King Mackerel & The Blues Are Running, and The People Vs. Mona. Music, events, and more at jimwann.com.
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John Foley

John Foley is a teacher (Northwestern University and NSCDS) and performer/musician in Evanston, IL.
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Mark Hardwick

Mark Hardwick composed the music for the 1975 Broadway production of Of Mice and Men and co-wrote the musical Oil City Symphony.
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Debra Monk

Debra Monk, a Broadway and film actress, won the Tony for Redwood Curtain, an Emmy for NYPD Blue, and also co-wrote Oil City Symphony.
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Cass Morgan

Cass Morgan’s numerous Broadway and Off-Broadway shows include The Bridges of Madison County, Memphis, Mary Poppins, Violet, and Floyd Collins. Her one-woman show, The Road To Where, premiered at Geva Theatre this year.
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John Schimmel

John Schimmel is in the middle of his third career. His New York life in music and theater ended after the glory of Pump Boys and Dinettes. He went on to a twenty-year career as a Hollywood studio executive and producer, working for the likes of Warner Bros. and Michael Dougl ...
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