Joe Iconis and His "Band of Musical Theatre Punks" Have Hit Vermont for Pump Boys and Dinettes

News   Joe Iconis and His "Band of Musical Theatre Punks" Have Hit Vermont for Pump Boys and Dinettes
 
Musical theatre songwriter Joe Iconis, whose Be More Chill was recently seen at NJ's Two River Theater, and his usual "band of musical theater punks" have relocated to Vermont for Pump Boys and Dinettes at the Weston Playhouse Theatre Company.

The musical was created by a performance group (of the same name) much like "Joe Iconis and Family." Performances continue through July 11.

As a rule, "Iconis and Family" perform original work; Pump Boys and Dinettes marks their first departure from this tradition as well as Iconis' musical performance debut — alongside his group of collaborators.

The Pump Boys are Iconis, Seth Eliser (Joe Iconis Christmas Spectacular), Jason SweetTooth Williams (Bloodsong Of Love) and Lorenzo Wolff (Pump Boys and Dinettes at Encores!), who riff on keys, sax, acoustic and bass guitars, accordion and anything else they can get their hands on. They're joined by "the Double Cupp dinettes," played by Molly Hager (Heathers) and Grace McLean (Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812), who sing, swing and sling piping hot coffee and freshly-made pie while playing the occasional kitchen utensil.

According to Weston Playhouse, "The production is set on Highway 57, somewhere between Frog Level and Smyrna. On this dusty stretch of road, four likable, musical filling station attendants parlay with two sweet and soulful diner gals."

The musical was most recently revived for a five-show run as part of New York City Center's Encores! Off-Center series. The Weston Playhouse on the Village Green is located at 12 Park Street in Weston. For more information and tickets, call (802) 824-5288 or by visit WestonPlayhouse.org.

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