NORCROSS, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - What do you get when you combine southern charm, country music, and the smell of fresh-baked apple pie? Easy — you get the Tony-nominated Broadway hit Pump Boys and Dinettes at one of Metro Atlanta’s top community theaters!
Pump Boys and Dinettes opens at Lionheart Theatre Company in Norcross this Friday, May 3, and runs through Sunday, May 19. A favorite of regional, community, and dinner theaters across the country, Pump Boys and Dinettes is a country-themed musical packed with snappy one-liners and memorable songs. Structured as a day in the life along rural Highway 57 in North Carolina, the show revolves around the “pump boys” who work at a gas station and their female counterparts who run the Double Cupp Diner across the street. If you’re looking for serious themes, tragic romance, and teary-eyed love ballads…this ain’t the place. Pump Boys and Dinettes is truly a celebration of life in the south and boot-stompin’ music, with notable songs including the rousing opener, “Highway 57,” the toe-tapping “Menu Song,” and the sweetly comic “The Night Dolly Parton Was Almost Mine.”
Directed and choreographed by Scott Rousseau, Pump Boys and Dinettes takes the stage on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. for the first three weekends in May. Tickets cost $15 for adults and $12 for students and seniors and are available online. Lionheart Theatre Company is located at 10 College Street, in historic downtown Norcross.
By the way, you might notice a familiar face on stage. Good Day Atlanta’s Paul Milliken is part of the cast, playing Jackson, one of the pump boys. And if you ever wanted to see Paul sing, tap dance, and even clog…this is your chance!