Pump Boys and Dinettes at San Angelo PAC
Tony and Drama Desk Award Nominated Musical PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES
comes to The Stephens Performing Arts Center, February 11, 2017.
On February 4, 1982, the friendliest, happiest show in town opened on Broadway at the PrincessTheatre. There had been nothing like it before and audiences and critics fell in love with its downhome,earthy celebration of friendship and the simple things in life. With songs that celebrated the gifts of friendship, vacations, hard work,
fishing, and color TV,.PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES garnered three Tony Award nominations and two Drama Desk Award nominations.
Set in a gas station and diner, the “Double Cupp Diner”, on Highway 57 somewhere between Frog Level and Smyrna, NC, the musical stars four gas station attendants
(L.M., Jackson, Jim, and Eddie) and two waitresses (Prudie and Rhetta Cupp) who "sing and play all manner of instruments including kitchen utensils.
The music is a quirky, highly imaginative blend of country, rockabilly, swing, rock‐and‐roll and jazz. One selection, “The Night Dolly Parton Was Almost Mine”,
reached number 67 on the Hot Country Songs charts.
PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES was created by two friends, Jim Wann and Mark
Hardwick who experimented with the concept while playing five nights a
week at a New York steakhouse. The idea took off from there and with the help of
contributors and fellow performers; John Foley, Debra Monk, Cass Morgan, and John Schimmel, they made their way from Off‐Broadway to the bright lights of Broadway and on to London’s West End.
Subsequent productions have been seen across the country including long runs in Chicago and Minneapolis, and an award‐winning run at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium.
The National Tour is produced by Troupe America Inc., directed by Curt Wollan, choreographed by Wendy Short Hays, musical direction from Dennis Curley,
and is designed by Erica Zaffarano. Tour direction is by Starvox Entertainment.
The San Angelo PAC is thrilled to present the National Tour of our first Broadway Musical at the Brooks& Bates Theatre at The Stephens Performing Arts
Center February 11, at 3pm & 7:30 pm with tickets priced at $37 (with special rates
for Military, Students, Seniors, and Rodeo ticket holders). Tickets are available by calling the SA‐PAC box office at 325‐284‐3825,
online at www.SanAngeloPAC.org, or at the box office at 82 Gillis St.