Pump Boys and Dinettes - 30th Anniversary Reunion!
TICKETS GO ON SALE MARCH 1st!
Easy Street Productions is proud to announce that Youngstown's longest-running musical "Pump Boys and Dinettes" is coming back to celebrate Easy Street's 30th Anniversary! The same show that shattered all box office records back in the late 80s and early 90s will return to the stage for a limited run this Mother’s Day weekend at the DeYor.
The 30th Anniversary will feature Easy Street’s original Uptown cast members Maureen Collins and Robyn Bass as "Prudie" and "Rhetta Cupp." Also returning to the production are Rick Blackson as "L.M.," Don Creque as "Jackson" and Todd Hancock as "Jim." Randy Bass, Nashville-based musician and husband of Robyn Bass, will fill the void left by original cast member Jeff Sanders who passed away unexpectedly last November. The reunion is being dedicated to their friend and former Easy Street Musical Director.
Easy Street first introduced Youngstown to the musical back in 1988 when the troupe debuted their first musical revue “429 Miles Off Broadway.” The audience response to the Pump Boys segment of the show convinced Easy Street to mount a full-scale production of the musical, which went on to run at for an unprecedented 200 performances at the Uptown Theatre. The show ultimately ran for a record-breaking two years on Market Street, outlasting the original Broadway production’s run by a full eight months. The show became a local phenomenon igniting a renaissance of the Uptown district’s fledgling restaurants and bars, garnering rave reviews from every local newspaper including The Plain Dealer, the first and only time the publication traveled from Cleveland to Youngstown to review a musical.
“Pump Boys and Dinettes” is a day in the life of four good ‘ol boys who work in a gas station and two waitresses who run the “Double Cupp Diner,” a dinette, located on Highway 57 somewhere between Frog Level and Smyrna, North Carolina. With heartbreak and hilarity, they fashion an evening of original country rock songs performed on everything and anything at hand including guitars, piano, bass, banjo, harmonica, accordion, hubcaps, and, yes, kitchen utensils. The southern-fried score includes homespun songs about fishing, food and friendship such as "Serve Yourself,” “Catfish,” “Mamaw,” "Tips,” "Sisters,” "Farmer Tan,” and "Vacation.”
The musical is scheduled for at least 3 performances this Mother’s Day weekend in the intimate 600-seat Ford Family Recital Hall at the DeYor Performing Arts Center. Additional shows may be added due to demand.
- May 11 at 7:30 p.m.
- May 12 at 7:30 p.m.
- May 13 at 2:30 p.m.
TICKETS ON SALE MARCH 1ST!
Ticket prices are:
$35.00 gold circle seating,
$26.00 seniors & military and
$20.00 students and children 12 & under plus handling.
Chef Jeff Chrystal will offer a Mother’s Day Buffet on May 13 in the lobby of Powers Auditorium and Overture Restaurant.
(Additional reservations required)
For reservations call 330-744-0264 or online at YoungstownSymphony.com.