Jun 22 - Aug 12 , 2018

Pump Boys and Dinettes

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"Infectiously entertaining!!" -
-Steven Stanley, StageScene LA

"Pump Boys and Dinettes will win you over hook, link and sinker!" - Ellen Dostal, Broadway World

-“…as close to a must see as any performance can ever be….if enjoyment is one of the major criteria for any theatrical performance then Pump Boys and Dinettes is undeniably a five star show.”   - Ron Irwin, Splash Magazine 

"Director/choreographer Allison Bibicoff finds the right meld of sentimentality and cheeky humor ...the songs and chitchat come across as spontaneous fun, just like they should....astounding cast." - Tony Frankel, StageAndCinema.com 

Get ready to stomp your feet and clap your hands for this countrified musical, the first time this Tony-nominated show has been presented in the Los Angeles area in 30 years!

Drive a ways outta town, somewhere between Frog Level and Smyrna, North Carolina and you’ll come to a filling station run by L. M. and Jim. Across the blacktop is the Double Cupp Diner, operated by Rhetta and Prudie Cupp. To look at it, you wouldn’t know that this little stop on Highway 57 is where all the action is, but trust us – once the boys get that guitar and bass fiddle revved up, you won’t want to be anywhere else. Pump Boys and Dinettes is a countrified musical packed with highly entertaining toe-tappers such as “Drinkin’ Shoes”, “Farmer Tan” and “The Night Dolly Parton Was Almost Mine!”

Starring Cori Cable Kidder, the Ovation Award-nominated star of SMP’s 2015 hit production Always…Patsy Cline. Kidder returns here as Rhetta Cupp, joined by Emily Kay Townsend as her sister Prudie Cupp. The Pump Boys are Sean Paxton as L.M. (musical director/keyboards) , Mike Murray as Jim (guitar), Jimmy Villaflor as Jackson(guitar), Kevin Tiernan as Eddie(bass) and Jim Miller as Bobby (drums).

Each performance, four audience members will get to sit onstage alongside the cast and musicians, and will even be treated to fresh pie! Hurry, limited spots available!

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Cast Members
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Cori Cable Kidder

Michael Butler Murray*

Sean Paxton

Emily Kay Townsend

Kevin Tiernan

Jimmy Villaflor


Directed by

Allison Bibicoff

Musical Director

Sean Paxton

Set Design

Jeff Rack

Sound Design

Todd McCraw and Matthew Shane

Lighting Design

Derek Jones

Costume design

Angela Nicholas


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