The musical “Waitress” will play at The State Theatre for a limited two-day engagement Nov.16-17.
Meet Jenna, a waitress and expert pie-maker who dreams of a way out of her small town and rocky marriage. Pouring her heart into her pies, she crafts desserts that mirror her topsy-turvy life such as “The Key (Lime) to Happiness Pie” and “Betrayed By My Eggs Pie.” When a baking contest in a nearby county — and a satisfying encounter with someone new — show Jenna a chance at a fresh start, she must find the courage to seize it. Change is on the menu, as long as Jenna can write her own perfectly personal recipe for happiness.
Waitress opened in 2016 at Broadway’s Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47th St.). Based upon the 2007 motion picture written by Adrienne Shelly, “Waitress” is the first Broadway musical in history to have four women in the four top creative team spots, with a book by Jessie Nelson, a score by Grammy® Winner Sara Bareilles (composer of “Love Song” and “Brave”), choreography by Lorin Latarro and direction by Tony Award-winner Diane Paulus. The “Waitress” Tour features choreography re-created by Abbey O’Brien, tour direction re-created by Susanna Wolk, and includes Scott Pask, scenic design; Suttirat Anne Larlarb, costume design; Ken Billington, lighting design; Jonathan Deans, sound design; Wigs by Richard Mawbey; original music supervision by Nadia DiGiallonardo, with tour music supervision by Ryan Cantwell. Arrangements by Nadia DiGiallonardo and Sara Bareilles, and orchestrations by Sara Bareilles and The Waitress Band. “Waitress” is produced by NETworks Presentations LLC. Casting by Stewart/Whitley.
“WAITRESS is a little slice of heaven!” says Entertainment Weekly, and is “sweet, sassy and passionate,” according to New York magazine.
“It’s an empowering musical of the highest order!” raves the Chicago Tribune. Don’t miss this uplifting and hilarious musical celebrating friendship, motherhood, and the magic of a well-made pie.
Showtime is 7:30 p.,m. Tickets are $55 – $75 and are on sale now. Tickets and memberships can be purchased at www.statetheatre.org. State Theatre memberships begin at $75 for one year. For questions, or to purchase through the Box Office, call 610-252-3132, hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Special thanks to this show’s sponsors: 3rd and Ferry Fish Market, B104, 100.7 WLEV and lehighvalleylive+The Express-Times
For more tour information, visit WaitressTour.com.