Theater: Good Ole Time

PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES Music and lyrics by the performers

Some musicals—the good ones, that is—knock audiences off their feet with brassy numbers. Others touch their hearts with sentimental ballads. Pump Boys and Dinettes is different: it tickles the funny bone and makes everybody feel, just for the evening, like a good ole boy or a good ole girl. Country music, in other words, has come to Broadway.

The Pump Boys are the four fellows who ladle out the high octane on Highway 57, somewhere in the South. The Dinettes are the Cupp sisters, Prudie and Rhetta, who run the Double Cupp Diner...

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