-Courtesy of Kimmel Cultural Campus
photo by Jeremy Daniel
The Kimmel Cultural Campus presents Waitress as part of its 2021-22 Broadway Series, playing at the Campus’ historic Academy of Music from Tuesday, March 29 – Sunday, April 3, 2022.
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.
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“Waitress demonstrates the power of a dream with a relatable story of perseverance, brought to the stage by a groundbreaking all-female creative team and the popular mix music of Sara Bareilles,” said Frances Egler, senior director of programming and presentations on the Kimmel Cultural Campus.
Waitress opened April 24, 2016, at Broadway’s Brooks Atkinson Theatre. 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® Award-winning singer-songwriter 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.
Don’t miss this uplifting and hilarious musical celebrating friendship, motherhood, and the magic of a well-made pie. Tickets can be purchased here.