Civic Theatre Under the Stars 35th Anniversary
“Pump Boys and Dinettes”
Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:15 p.m.
August 7 – 29
The Plaza at the Ehlers Event Center of Buena Park
8150 Knott Avenue, Buena Park, CA 90621
In celebration of its 35th anniversary, the popular Civic Theatre program brings back director Alan Palmer to create a spectacular performance featuring the incredible sets, songs and sounds of musical theatre. At the opening night performance, the City will honor several key community members who have been instrumental in the program’s successful, 35-year run. Honorees will include some of the long-term, dedicated volunteers and staff who constructed stages, held auditions and rehearsals, and much more.
“I am so proud to be part of this program,” said Fine Arts Commissioner Rebecca McGuire. “Everyone on the team is passionate about theatre arts, about what they do, how they do it, and what it brings to the community. That’s why the Civic Theatre is such a success. That’s why we, including those who attend, love it. You don’t want to be anywhere else.”
Put your toe-tapping shoes on! This year’s Civic Theatre Under the Stars promises to pull you into one of the most unforgettable theatrical performances to hit the stage. Not only is Pump Boys and Dinettes full of high energy and down-home fun, but it happens under the stars, at night, in the intimate Plaza at the Ehlers Events Center in Buena Park.
This year, the Buena Park Civic Theatre is happy to present Pump Boys and Dinettes, the story of two men working at a gas station and two waitresses working in a North Carolina dinette. The beaming cast tells their story through the musical sounds of guitars, piano, bass, fiddle, and even kitchen utensils. The actors play their own instruments, filling the stage with more than a dozen lively tunes.
"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." - The New York Times
Director Alan Palmer returns to Buena Park Theatre following his triumphant 2014 production of the Forever Plaid!
Tickets are now on sale ranging from $11 - $25, and can be purchased online at www.Goldstar.com, in person at the box office one hour before show time, and at the Buena Park Community Center located at 6688 Beach Blvd. A VIP preferred seating package is also available, which guarantees priority table seating, and a concession basket filled with delicious treats.
New *VIP Priority Table Seating with Concession Basket is $25; General Admission is $15; Senior Admission is $13 and Child Admission (for children 12 and under) is $11. For more information, please call the Community Services Department at (714) 562-3860.
Andrews Brothers ~ 2013 ©Loreen Berlin
Bedlam at Boisseranc Park ~ 2012
My Big Fat OC Wedding ~ 2011
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum ~ 2010
Little Shop of Horrors ~ 2009