Pump Boys & DinettesBook, Lyrics, and Music by John Foley, Mark Hardwick, Debra Monk, Cass Morgan, John Schimmel and Jim Wann
The pump boys sell high octane fuel on North Carolina’s Highway 57 and the sassy dinettes run the Double Cupp diner next door.
Between changing tires and baking pies, the gang performs a rousing, down-home mix of country western, rock ‘n’ roll and blues in this charming tale of friendship, romance and life’s simple pleasures.
Musical slice of life
T. Scott Ross*
CHARLYNN CARTER is excited to be making her debut on the FST stage. She lives in Nashville, TN, where she graduated from Belmont University’s prestigious Commercial Music program. Since graduating she has split her time between Theater and the Country Music Business. She has appeared onstage in Ring of Fire, Guess Who’s Coming to Seder, Ray Steven’s musical, The Mississippi Squirrel Revival and has toured with Martina McBride as a performer in her Joy of Christmas Show.
RANDY GLASS is very happy to return to FST and spend a summer on the beach! Broadway: Les Miserables, A Tale Of Two Cities. National Tour: Les Miserables. Regional: I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, My Own Song, Annie, Mame, My Fair Lady, Kismet, Sisters of Swing, Pump Boys and Dinettes, The Oil City Symphony, and Fiddler on the Roof. Concert appearances include the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall, The Mantovani Orchestra and The Memphis Symphony Ball. Randy is currently the music supervisor for the Norwegian Cruise Line production of Rock Of Ages onboard the Norwegian Breakaway.
SARAH HUND is happy to return to FST after last appearing here in Poems, Prayers, and Promises. Favorite productions include Les Miserables (Fantine), 9 to 5: The Musical (Judy Bernly), Don’t Dress for Dinner (Suzette), The Sound of Music (Elsa Schrader), Four Messages (Kate) at Theatre Row NYC, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story at Walnut Street Theatre and Ogunquit Playhouse, and A Sanders Family Christmas at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. TV - Law & Order: SVU. Sarah also sings and plays fiddle with bands throughout the U.S. www.sarahhund.com.
BEN MACKEL is happy to be back at FST after making his debut in this seasons Poems, Prayers, and Promises. Previously, he spent 8 years as a resident actor at Barter Theatre. Roles include: Clown (39 Steps), Matt (Fantasticks), Pinball Wizard (Tommy) and title roles in Joseph…, Peter Pan and Bat Boy. Regional credits: Flat Rock Playhouse, Mountain Playhouse and Children’s Theatre of Charlotte. Composition credits: Of Mice and Men, Billy-Goat-Gruff, The Elves and the Shoemaker and currently working on Winter Wheat, a women’s suffrage musical. www.benmackel.com.
JAMIE MOHAMDEIN is thrilled to be making his FST debut!! Bassist - Off-Broadway: Spidermusical, Mr. Irresistible, The Full Monty. NYC: Rockwood Music Hall, The Bitter End, Gramercy Theatre, 54 Below, The Shrine Bar, Arlene’s Grocery. Casa Mantequilla, Emerson Young and the Civilians, and Erin & the International Jam. Actor - Gravedigger/Lead Player in Hamlet, Satine in The Lower Depths, Audrey II in Little Shop of Horrors. B.A. Theatre and Music from Kutztown University.
T. SCOTT ROSS is so relieved to escape the polar vortex by making his FST debut in Pump Boys and Dinettes. After finishing in the top 10 of the 1994 Nintendo World Championships he changed gears to be a performer. National tours: Buddy, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Regional: Pirates! (Goodspeed Opera House), Buddy (Pittsburg Civic Light Opera.) T. Scott is a member of the band Bourbon and Bliss. www.bourbonandbliss.com.
Director | Jason Edwards
Choreographer | DJ Gray
Production Stage Manager | Kelli Karen*
Costume Designer | Susan Angermann
Lighting Designer | Mike Foster
Scenic Designer | April Soroko
Sound Designer | Ryan Kilcourse
* Denotes member Actors’ Equity Association. The Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.