Pump Boys and Dinettes

Directed by Robert D. Rook

Musical Direction by Michael Tully

Choreography by Cris Rook

Stage Management by Elysia Ann Arntzen

Technical Coordination by Bryan Watson

Scenic Design and Painting by Dustin Witte

Lighting Design by Robert D. Rook

Costume Coordination by Karen Stathem

Assistant Technical Coordination by Juli Burney

Live Streaming Coordination by Brett Hadley

Assistant Live Streaming Coordination by Dylan Warren

Press Photos by Megan Rook

Produced With Permission by Samuel French, Inc.

Produced by TADA Productions, Inc.

Sponsored by HOME Real Estate & Woods Brothers Realty

THE CAST

MICHAEL TULLY – JIM

Evil Dead The Musical (Ash), Forever Plaid (Smudge), Sweeney Todd (Anthony), Happy Days A New Musical (Fonzie), Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Gaston). He earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from UNL in 2013. Dr. Tully currently serves as Director of Music Ministries at Trinity United Methodist Church. He is a proud husband to wife Linden and father of two children Julia and Graham.

 

BILL MALTAS – L.M.

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Panch), Young Frankenstein (Inspector Kemp / Blind Hermit), The Rocky Horror Show (Eddie/Dr. Scott). Other TADA shows include Godspell, Smoke on the Mountain and Forbidden Broadway. He has led the bands for TADA’s productions of Little Shop of Horrors, Gilligan’s Island The Musical, and Smokey Joe’s Café. Bill is also known as The Waffleman who proudly makes waffles for area fundraising events.

 

CRIS ROOK – RHETTA CUPP

Tours and regional premieres include Jekyll & Hyde the musical (Lucy), Forbidden Broadway, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Rona Lisa Peretti), Gilligan’s Island the Musical (Lovey Howell). Other favorite roles: Into The Woods (The Witch), Sunday In The Park With George (Dot), Fun Home (Helen Bechdel), Man of LaMancha (Dulcinea). A proud mother to Megan and wife to Bob, Mrs. Rook received a Master’s degree in Music Performance from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

 

BETH KING – PRUDIE CUPP

TADA shows include: Midlife The Crisis Musical, Nunsense and Smoke On The Mountain. Favorite roles: The Laramie Project (Reggie Fluty), Hello Dolly (Dolly Levi), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (The Narrator) The Marriage of Figaro (Countess Rosina). Beth has a B.A. in Vocal Music Education from Dana College, M.M. Vocal Performance from The University of Nebraska-Lincoln and an M.F.A. in Theatre Arts from University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Beth thanks her husband Travis for always believing in her.

 

DIETRICH HITT – JACKSON

Dietrich is a composer and musician from Lincoln, Nebraska and a regular percussionist for TADA theater (The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, Fun Home, Pump Boys & Dinettes). He studies music composition and mathematics at University of Nebraska-Lincoln and has performed in many of their instrumental and vocal ensembles. Outside of music, Dietrich enjoys writing, reading, mathematics, chess, and politics.

STEPHEN CANTARERO – EDDIE

A musician and educator from Lincoln, Stephen has many years of performing experience with different ensembles. He continues to play an eclectic array of music which spans across the genres of rock/funk and pop to soul/R&B and jazz fusion. He is a current member of the national musician collective Diamond Empire Band, plays and writes for Möbius, a jazz influenced alternative rock group, and is a part of Jarana, a flamenco-influenced Latin pop group. He often performs with the Lincoln Symphony Orchestra and in Iowa with the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra. Stephen has played for many productions at the Nebraska Repertory Theatre, the Lincoln Community Playhouse and The TADA Theatre.

Note: TADA Productions, Inc. believes in the protection of its company members and patrons. Each cast member wore face coverings during the entire rehearsal process of this production. They have now all been vaccinated for the coronavirus and with their unanimous consent, in agreement with TADA’s management, are performing this production safely.

Show Order

ACT ONE

 

Highway 57 - Company

Taking It Slow - Pump Boys

Serve Yourself - L.M.

Menu Song - Dinettes

The Best Man - Prudie

Fisherman's Prayer - Pump Boys

Catfish - Pump Boys

Mamaw - Jim

Be Good Or Be Gone - Rhetta

Drinkin' Shoes - Company

ACT TWO

Pump Boys - Pump Boys

Mona - Jackson

The Night Dolly Parton Was Almost Mine - L.M.

Tips - Dinettes

Sister - Dinettes

Vacation - Rhetta and Company

No Holds Barred - Company

Farmer Tan - L.M. and Dinettes

Closing Time - Company

There Will Be One 10 Minute Intermission

Acknowledgements
 

HOME Real Estate, Woods Brothers Realty, Jason Schmit, Century Automotive Repair, Juli Burney, Megan Rook, Doug McCallum, Bill Maltas, Lincoln Theatre Alliance, Lincoln Community Playhouse,

The Cooper Foundation, DTLA, Lincoln Health Department, BroadwayWorld.Com, B107.3 FM, NET Radio, Lincoln Journal Star, Mark Schwaninger, The Neighborhood Extra, Park and Go, show volunteers,

the TADA Board of Directors, the families of the cast and crew. 

Sponsored by

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The Historic Haymarket District 701 P Street Lincoln, NE. 68508  (402) 438-TADA (8232)

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