Pump Boys and Dinettes

Presented by Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center



Directed by Jared Doren
Choreographed by Patti James
Music Direction by and Featuring Steve Goers

Weekends April 13 - 29, 2012


A piece down Highway 57 from Frog Level is a shabby gas station (with a hot tub out back), the Double Cupp Diner, and the best foot-stompin’ good time you’ve ever had at the theatre. Five rowdy filling station boys and sassy diner waitresses sing and play their own instruments in this hilarious and heartwarming country western music revue, with songs including “Farmer Tan” and “The Night Dolly Parton Was Almost Mine.”

The New York Times wrote that PUMP BOYS is “as refreshing as an ice cold beer after a bowl of five-alarm chili.”

Jeff Thomas Catering serves up an opening weekend country-fried culinary experience, featuring classic roadside diner eats for purchase by-the-bite.

PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES will feature nine performances:

  • Friday, April 13, 7:30pm*
  • Saturday, April 14, 7:30pm
  • Sunday, April 15, 3:00pm
  • Friday, April 20, 7:30pm*
  • Saturday, April 21, 7:30pm
  • Sunday, April 22, 3:00pm
  • Friday, April 27, 7:30pm
  • Saturday, April 28, 7:30pm
  • Sunday, April 29, 3:00pm

† Denotes ASL-interpreted and closed-captioned performance

Opening weekend diner cuisine provided by Jeff Thomas Catering

PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

$26 Adults
$19 Carnegie Members, Enjoy The Arts Members, WVXU Perks Card Members and students

Tickets may be purchased through The Carnegie Box Office at 859.957.1940 (open Tuesday through Friday, noon to 5:00pm) or online here.

ASL Interpretation and Closed Captioning

Throughout the 2011-12 season, The Carnegie is proud to offer fully-accessible performances for the deaf and hard of hearing, featuring closed captioning and American Sign Language interpreters. PIPPIN performances including this accessibility are as follows:

  • Friday, April 13, 7:30pm
  • Friday, April 20, 7:30pm

Interpretation is made possible by a collaboration between The Carnegie and the Hearing, Speech & Deaf Center of Greater Cincinnati, and through The Erma A. Banz Foundation. Captioning has been offered for major theatrical performances at The Carnegie since 2006 thanks to the support of volunteers.

Interpretation and captioning will be offered free of charge to patrons who request these services with their tickets.


Jackson (Rhythm Guitar) Jon Kovach
L.M. (Piano, Accordion) Steve Goers
Jim (Lead Guitar) Brad Myers
Rhetta Cupp (Percussion) Sara Mackie*
Prudie Cupp (Percussion) Lisa DeRoberts

*Actor appears through the courtesy of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.


Director Jared Doren
Music Director Steve Goers
Choreographer Patti James
Technical Director Richard Sillen
Scenic Designer Ron Shaw
Lighting Designer David LaRose (CCM)
Costumer Jim Stump
Sound Designer Zachary Ireson
Stage Manager Brittney Lanni
Asst. Stage Manager

Jordan Loyd

Production Manager Bleu Pellman
Producer Joshua Steele


The Carnegie
1028 Scott Blvd.
Covington, KY 41011
Covington Neighborhood
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$26; $19 Enjoy the Arts members, WVXU Perks Card members and students

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