Full Length Musical
Time Period - Present Day
Settings Of Play - The present. Highway 57 - somewhere between Frog Level and Smyrna.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
Appropriate for all audiences
College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre
RECOGNITION / AWARDS
NOMINEE! 1982 Tony Award for Best Musical
NOMINEE! 1982 Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Lyrics and Outstanding Music.
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.
"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
Pump Boys and Dinettes first appeared at the Colonnades Theatre in New York City on October 1, 1981.