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Winter musical this weekend

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Members of the Community Theatre of Clay County, Inc., rehearse "The Menu Song" Monday night for the theater's upcoming performance of "Pump Boys and Dinettes." The show will be performed on two consecutive nights on Friday and Saturday, with a full buffet dinner starting at 6:30 p.m. and the show starting at 7:30. Tickets are still available at a price of $25, but are going fast. Reservations are necessary, even for season-ticket holders. The cast of performers include (not all pictured): Lee Reberger, Kevin McCrea, Carol McConnell, Michelle McCrea, Dave Lloyd, Dave Archer and John Hook. Hannah Yeiser is the sound and lighting technician for the show. Call 442-6909 for tickets, reservations or for more information. Jason Jacobs Photo.
Community Theatre of Clay County recently announced "Pump Boys and Dinettes" as its winter musical production.

The musical is a country-rock/ pop musical based on the performance group "Pump Boys and Dinettes." The members of the group wrote the musical. The group also stared in and directed the Broadway production.

The story revolves around small town characters in North Carolina. On Hwy 57, a gas station sits across from a diner. The four gas station attendants are called pump boys. The boys can sing and play instruments along with car service. Across the blacktop is a diner where two waitresses work. The girls are called dinettes. Together, the pump boys and dinettes provide the audience with song, dance and comedy. The performers interact with the audience giving the musical a concert style performance.

The music is more blues, rock and western with fewer country songs. The pump boys play their instruments while the dinettes sing.

Michelle McCrea and Carol McConnell are playing the dinettes, Prudie and Rhetta Cupp.

The pump boys in this musical are performed by Kevin McCrea as the manager Jim; Dave Archer is Jackson; Dave Lloyd as Eddie; John Hook as the drummer; and Lee Reberger as L.M. Carl McKinney and his crew designed the set.

The theater is a dinner theater with a buffet. The dinner is served at 6:30 p.m. with the performance following at 7:30 p.m. Reservations are required for the dinner theater performance. Tickets can be purchased at the main branch of Riddell National Bank or by calling 812-442-6909.

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My wife and I seen this musical at the Brown County Playhouse this past summer. It was great. Our local group is very talented. Everyone who attends is in for a very enjoyful evening.

-- Posted by driverdude on Thu, Jan 24, 2008, at 3:02 PM

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