Event: Pump Boys and Dinettes
Location: Main Theatre
Date: Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 2PM & 7PM
Onsale: Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 10AM
Prices: $40, $30 Reserved Seating
Ticket prices listed include facility fees. Additional service charges and handling fees may apply.
Tickets: Tickets available at the Ames Center box office, by phone 800-982-2787 or online at ticketmaster.com
Groups: $5 discount per ticket available (Groups of 10 or more)
On February 4th, 1982 the friendliest, happiest show in town opened on Broadway at the Princess Theatre. There had been nothing like it before and audiences and critics fell in love with its down home, 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 DramaDesk 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, rock-a-bill, swing, rock and roll, and jazz.
One selection, "The Night Dolly Parton Was Almost Mine," reach 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 Zaffaron. Tour direction is by Starvox Entertainment.
This show is fun for the entire family and perfect for groups!