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THE KANSAS LIFELINE

July 2018

oes were tapping, heads were bobbing and

there were laughs aloud as the 2018 KRWA

conference hosted "Pump Boys and Dinettes"

by The Forum Theatre. It was another energetic

musical staged under the direction of Kathy Page

Hauptman. 

Cast members included J. Clayton Winters,

Stephen Hitchcock, Leslie Alan Coates, Ted Dvorak,

Jen Bechter and Chelsey Moore Ehresman. 

J. Clayton Winters, Stephen Hitchcock, Leslie

Alan Coates and Ted Dvorak play the “Pump Boys” and bring down

the house as they explain their way through a series of successes and

failures in life and love, all while producing impressive musical

harmony. Winters, who appeared courtesy of the Actor's Equity

Association, started the show with some banter of the audience,

particularly the ladies in the front row. Ted Dvorak's ballad “The

Night Dolly Parton Was Almost Mine” gained great audience

appreciation with applause and whistles. 

Jen Bechter and Chelsey Moore Ehresman played the Cupp sisters

– Rhetta and Prudie, at the Double Cupp Diner, located somewhere

between Frog Level and Smyrna. 

The show provided a relaxed and fun-filled evening. Other songs

included “Highway 57”, “Taking It Slow”, “Serve Yourself”, “Best

Man”, “Fisherman's Prayer”, “Catfish”, “Be Good or Be Gone”,

“Drinking Shoes”, “Tips”, “No Holds Barred”, and “Farmer Tan”. 

It was a rip-roarin’ good time that filled everyone's entertainment

tank. An extended standing ovation made the day for the highly

talented cast and production staff. KRWA again thanks The Forum

for another tremendous musical production for the 2018 KRWA

conference.

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"Pump Boys and Dinettes" –a

Big Hit with KRWA Audience