Camelot continues its highly acclaimed production of Pump Boys and Dinettes thru September 21st. With Book, Lyrics & Music by John Foley, Mark Hardwick, Debra Monk, Cass Morgan, John Schimmel and Jim Wann. Pump Boys and Dinettes is a fun, whimsical, country-western musical! The ‘Pump Boys’ sell high octane on Highway 57 in Grand Ole Opry country and, right next door, are the ‘Dinettes,’ Prudie and Rhetta Cupp, owners of the Double Cupp diner. Together, their evening of country western songs brought about unanimous raves on and off-Broadway. With heartbreak and hilarity, these lovable characters perform on guitars, piano, bass and, yes, kitchen utensils.
“Both musically and theatrically, a triumph of ensemble playing. It doesn’t merely celebrate the value of friendship and life’s simple pleasures, it embodies them.” – The New York Times
“Totally terrific… it is such fun.” – NY Post
Then, opening September 25th and running thru October 5th, Camelot presents Spotlight on Johnny Mercer. Johnny Mercer was America’s greatest lyricist. Born and raised in genteel Savannah, Georgia in 1909, Mercer went on to become a major force in Hollywood from the 1940s through the 1960s. He was nominated for 16 Academy Awards and won four. In addition to writing lyrics, he was a composer, singer and businessman. The co-founder of Capitol Records, Mercer wrote the lyrics to such classics as Blues in the Night, Skylark, Moon River, Satin Doll, That Old Black Magic, Something’s Gotta Give, Come Rain or Come Shine and hundreds more.
Spotlight on Johnny Mercer stars Laura Derocher, David King-Gabriel and Jade Chavis Watt. They are joined by musicians Steve Fain (Bass), Randy Margulies (Tenor Sax, Clarinet & Flute), Brent Olstad (Keyboard), Randy Sherer (Trumpet), Steve Sutfin (Percussion) and Michael Vannice (Alto Sax, Alto Flute & Bass Clarinet). With a script by Charles Cherry and Arrangements by Michael Vannice, Spotlight on Johnny Mercer promises to be a wonderful evening!
Tickets to both productions are available at the box office (12-5 Monday thru Saturday), by phone at 541-535-5250 or online at CamelotTheatre.org. Camelot is located at 101 Talent Ave. in Talent.