Pump Boys and Dinettes

Pump Boys and Dinettes

Pump Boys and Dinettes

Pump Boys and Dinettes


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.

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  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes


  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Cast Attributes: Ensemble cast
  • Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences


Jim Wann

Jim Wann, lead songwriter for Pump Boys and Dinettes, 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 a Tony Award for Redwood Curtain, an Emmy Award for NYPD Blue, and co-wrote Pump Boys and Dinettes and 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 in 2015.
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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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