Pump Boys & Dinettes

Crowd Favorite Country-Pop Musical Takes Stage October 1st

The Flat Rock Playhouse 2015 season will continue with the delightful feel-good musical Pump Boys & Dinettes, which will run from October 1st through October 25th on the Clyde & Nina Allen Mainstage in the village of Flat Rock.

Somewhere between Frog Level and Smyrna, North Carolina, way down on Highway 57, the ‘Pump Boys’ sell high-octane gasoline, while the ‘Dinettes’ serve up plenty of pie and sass at the Double Cupp diner next door.  Come sit a spell as the Pump Boys and Dinettes share their stories of heartache and hilarity with songs, live-instruments, and even a kitchen utensil or two. Pump Boys & Dinettes is one of the most frequently requested shows by Flat Rock Playhouse audiences. It’s a countrified musical packed with original and highly entertaining, toe-tappin’ tunes, presented as a love song to family and friends, both old and new.

Pump Boys & Dinettes was written by John Foley, Debra Monk, Mark Hardwick, Cass Morgan, John Schimmel and Jim Wann as a semi-autobiographical tribute to their experiences as performers working in the food service industry. The group directed and starred in the original Broadway production at the Princess Theatre in 1982, and the show closed after an impressive 573 performances. Pump Boys & Dinettes features fun, memorable tunes such as Highway 57, Fisherman’s Prayer, The Night Dolly Parton Was Almost Mine, and No Holds Barred. Not only do the Pump Boys and Dinettes perform with musical instruments like a piano, guitars and basses but they also inventively incorporate kitchen utensils like spoons, pots and pans.

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