“Pump Boys and Dinettes,” which opens Friday, Aug. 10 at The Quincy Music Theatre, is part theatre and part concert – and 100 percent top entertainment. Six actors accompany themselves on stage, using songs to weave together the story of four gas station workers and two waitresses at the fictional Double Cupp Diner, located somewhere between Frog Level and Smyrna, North Carolina.
The show premiered on Broadway in 1982 after originating as a performance piece by the musical group of the same name. QMT’s cast is jam-packed with some of the most experienced talent in the area: QMT leading actor Jack Peacock is Jim; QMT actor and director Scott Bergman plays Jackson; frequent QMT music director Reneé Henning plays Rhetta Cupp; Chiles High drama teacher Shannon O’Bryan is Prudie Cupp; area music director Tony Daniels is L.M.; and Killearn Performing Arts co-owner and local choreographer David Jones is Eddie.
The play is relationship-driven, slowly revealing the complex network of ties between the characters in a laid-back, truly Southern way. So join QMT for a ride down rural Highway 57 to meet some of the most interesting and talented characters in the country!
For tickets, please visit www.qmt.org or call 875-9444 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The show plays Aug. 10-12 and 17-19. Evening performances are at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday matinees and a second Saturday matinee are at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $17 for adults and $14 for seniors/students/military. Tickets are also available at the door. This is a production of the Magnolia Players at QMT.
Season tickets are now on sale for Quincy Music Theatre’s big 30th Season featuring four fabulous shows – “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” “Babes in Toyland,” “Oklahoma” and “Nunsense.” Season tickets for all four shows are only $47 for adults and $41 for seniors/students/military. Even if you have to miss a show you’ll still save money purchasing season tickets! Quincy Music Theatre is located at the Leaf Theatre in downtown Quincy.