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Viola Davis, Jeff Daniels, Billy Porter And More Among 2023 Audie Award Finalists Photo Viola Davis, Jeff Daniels, Billy Porter And More Among 2023 Audie Award Finalists
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 23, 2023

The Audio Publishers Association has announced finalists for the 2023 Audie Awards¬ģ, the premier awards program recognizing distinction in audiobooks and spoken-word entertainment. Winners across 26 competitive categories will be revealed at the Audie Awards Gala on March 28. The ceremony will be streamed to the public from Chelsea Piers‚Äô Pier Sixty in NYC.¬†

BWW Review: PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES at The Winter Park Playhouse Photo BWW Review: PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES at The Winter Park Playhouse
by Joseph Harrison - May 22, 2022

Somewhere on Highway 57 between Frog Level and Smyrna sits a little diner across from a service station where the pie is fresh, the beer is cold, and the gas is cheap (if that’s even possible these days). Such is the setting for the Off-Broadway hit musical PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES. And in its latest production of this feel-good musical, The Winter Park Playhouse delivers a toe-tapping, knee slapping good time.

PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES at Winter Park Playhouse May 13 -June 12 Photo PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES at Winter Park Playhouse May 13 -June 12
by - May 6, 2022

Special Offer - PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES at Winter Park Playhouse May 13 -June 12

Cast Announced For PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES at Winter Park Playhouse Photo Cast Announced For PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES at Winter Park Playhouse
by Stephi Wild - May 3, 2022

A new cast takes the stage for the Country Western toe-tappin' fun and side-splitting comedy of Pump Boys and Dinettes on The Winter Park Playhouse mainstage - May 13 through June 12, 2022. 

The Winter Park Playhouse to Present PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES Photo The Winter Park Playhouse to Present PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 19, 2022

Country Western toe-tappin' fun and side-splitting comedy will delight audiences when Broadway hit Pump Boys and Dinettes takes The Winter Park Playhouse mainstage May 13 through June 12, 2022. 

GOING UP THE COUNTRY Gets Going At Lost Nation Theater Photo GOING UP THE COUNTRY Gets Going At Lost Nation Theater
by Stephi Wild - Mar 28, 2022

They say you've got to know the past to move forward, and with Eric Peterson & John Foley's stage adaptation of Yvonne Daley's book Going Up the Country, presented Saturday April 9th as an in-person staged-reading at LNT, we get to do just that!

Photos: PUMP BOYS & DINETTES Opens at Porchlight Music Theatre Photo Photos: PUMP BOYS & DINETTES Opens at Porchlight Music Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 6, 2021

Award-winning Porchlight Music Theatre returns to live performances and the launch of its 27th Mainstage season with Pump Boys & Dinettes, now playing through December 12 at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N.

BWW Review: PUMP BOYS & DINETTES at Porchlight Music Theatre Photo BWW Review: PUMP BOYS & DINETTES at Porchlight Music Theatre
by Rachel Weinberg - Nov 5, 2021

After the long pandemic hiatus, Porchlight Music Theatre returns to in-person productions with a feel-good staging of PUMP BOYS & DINETTES. It’s clear that Artistic Director Michael Weber knew that audiences would be craving some classic, lighthearted musical theater sentiment after such a long time away. He was wise to program director Daryl Brooks’s production of this 1983 show as a welcome back.

Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre's PUMP BOYS & DINETTES Opens Tomorrow Photo Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre's PUMP BOYS & DINETTES Opens Tomorrow
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 3, 2021

Award-winning Porchlight Music Theatre returns to live performances and the launch of its 27th Mainstage season with Pump Boys & Dinettes, now playing through December 12 at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn St.

Porchlight Music Theatre Announces Cast And Creative Team For PUMP BOYS & DINETTES Photo Porchlight Music Theatre Announces Cast And Creative Team For PUMP BOYS & DINETTES
by Stephi Wild - Sep 22, 2021

One of the longest running shows in Chicago Theatre history, Pump Boys & Dinettes is a music theatre phenomenon filled with toe-tapping music on guitar, piano, bass and a kitchen utensil or two! This North Carolina dinette is your home off the highway and located just across the street from the filling station.

Porchlight Music Theatre Announces 2021 - 22 Season Photo Porchlight Music Theatre Announces 2021 - 22 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 9, 2021

Porchlight Music Theatre¬†has announced its return to live performance with its 27th¬†season that includes the 2021 ‚Äď 2022¬†Mainstage,¬†Porchlight Revisits¬†and¬†New Faces Sing Broadway¬†seasons.¬†

BWW Review: Appleford On PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES Photo BWW Review: Appleford On PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES
by Herbert Paine - Jul 24, 2021

Welcoming guest contributor David Appleford to review The Phoenix Theatre Company's production of PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES. Runs through August 23rd.

PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES is Now Playing at The Phoenix Theatre Company Photo PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES is Now Playing at The Phoenix Theatre Company
by Stephi Wild - Jul 23, 2021

The cast for Pump Boys and Dinettes at The Phoenix Theatre Company includes Nick Moulton as Jackson, Cassie Chilton as Rhetta Cupp, Emily Mulligan-Ferry as Prudie Cupp, Cody Craven as Jim, Alex Crossland as Eddie and Alan Plado as L.M.

Lost Nation Theater Presents A Reading of the New Play GOING UP THE COUNTRY Photo Lost Nation Theater Presents A Reading of the New Play GOING UP THE COUNTRY
by A.A. Cristi - May 13, 2021

They say you've got to know the past to move forward, and in Eric Peterson's stage adaptation of Yvonne Daley's book Going Up the Country  with music by John Foley, we get to do just that!

PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES Comes to TADA Theatre Photo PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES Comes to TADA Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Apr 5, 2021

TADA Productions, Inc. presents the musical Pump Boys and Dinettes opening at The TADA Theatre April 15 as part of TADA's 2021 Season: Entertaining Safely, Wisely and Enthusiastically.

 Lost Nation Theater Presents an Online Reading of GOING UP THE COUNTRY Photo Lost Nation Theater Presents an Online Reading of GOING UP THE COUNTRY
by Stephi Wild - Nov 8, 2020

Lost Nation Theater will present an online reading of new play Going Up the Country. The reading will take place on Sunday, November 15, 2020 at 2pm.

Ocala Civic Theatre Presents PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES Photo Ocala Civic Theatre Presents PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES
by Stephi Wild - Sep 24, 2020

Ocala Civic Theatre presents Pump Boys and Dinettes beginning tonight!

BWW Review: PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES is Chock Full of Southern Charm, Song and Dance Photo BWW Review: PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES is Chock Full of Southern Charm, Song and Dance
by Frank Benge - Feb 12, 2019

PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES is a Tony nominated 1981 musical written by the performance group of the same name. The group, Pump Boys and Dinettes, consisted of John Foley, Mark Hardwick, Debra Monk, Cass Morgan, John Schimmel and Jim Wann. The members also jointly directed and starred in the original Broadway production. The show is basically a series of standalone songs rather than a conventional story tied together with music. The book for this musical is very thin and really only exists to get to the next song. Each song represents some element of small-town life: the sacredness of fishing, the fun of owning a pair of "Drinkin Shoes," and other assorted blue collar tales including growing up with with their grandma, whom they called Mamaw. The company tosses off 21 short-form songs with performances that harken back to simpler, more straight forward times with good natured knee-slapping, song, dance and humor. They shatter the fourth wall by talking directly to the audience and eventually coming right out into it and the end result is a refreshing blast from the past.

Winter Park Playhouse Announces 2019-20 Musicals; YOU'RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN, PU Photo Winter Park Playhouse Announces 2019-20 Musicals; YOU'RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN, PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES and More
by Julie Musbach - Jan 25, 2019

The Winter Park Playhouse continues to delight audiences with its new 2019-20 Series of professional Mainstage musicals.

BWW Review: Cumberland County Playhouse Sends SANDERS FAMILY Off With Heartfelt Emoti Photo BWW Review: Cumberland County Playhouse Sends SANDERS FAMILY Off With Heartfelt Emotion
by Jeffrey Ellis - Dec 13, 2018

Growing up in a small Southern town with fewer than 1,000 people, the prevalent thoughts tend to be centered on how to get out of that stifling, archly conservative community, in order to search for the proverbial greener pastures and to find like-minded people who will make you feel more "at home" with yourself and in your own skin. While that may well be the honest-to-God true story of my youth, nonetheless it always startles me when my emotions are stirred up by a stage musical set in the years long before my birth, with a show that fairly reverberates with the heart and soul, memories and nostalgia usually associated with a trip back home.

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