Waitress the musical – Cincinnati

“Waitress is a little slice of heaven!” says Entertainment Weekly and “a monumental contribution to Broadway!” according to Marie Claire. Don’t miss this uplifting musical celebrating friendship, motherhood, and the magic of a well-made pie.

Waitress the Musical

Waitress was a wonderful witty comedy about friendship, perfect pies, and motherhood. “Sugar. Butter. Flour” are heard throughout the performance from Jenna, a sweet girl who works as a waitress in a diner and also bakes pies. Jenna can make perfect pies, but cannot find the perfect recipe for happiness. She is played by Desi Oakley who had a phenominal voice and was believable beginning to end. Charity Dawson and Lenne Klingaman and Jeremy Morse had me laughing from the moment they came on stage until they left with their facial expressions, energetic voices, and body language. The supporting cast really made this a show worth seeing. PS…Although this had many amusing parts, I would not bring my children to this show because of the language and sexual matters. That being said I did enjoy a night out with my adult friend.

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Waitress the Musical

Brought to life by a groundbreaking all-female creative team, this irresistible new hit features original music and lyrics by 6-time Grammy® nominee Sara Bareilles (“Brave,” “Love Song”), a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam) and direction by Tony Award® winner Diane Paulus (Pippin, Finding Neverland). “It’s an empowering musical of the highest order!” raves the Chicago Tribune.

Inspired by Adrienne Shelly’s beloved film, Waitress tells the story of Jenna – a waitress and expert pie maker, Jenna dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town’s new doctor may offer her a chance at a fresh start, while her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes for happiness. But Jenna must summon the strength and courage to rebuild her own life.

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Waitress the musical

Catch Waitress the Musical in Cincinnati at the Aronoff!

TUESDAY 1/9 7:30PM
WEDNESDAY 1/10 7:30PM
THURSDAY 1/11 7:30PM
FRIDAY 1/12 8:00PM
SATURDAY 1/13 2:00PM
SATURDAY 1/13 8:00PM
SUNDAY 1/14 1:00PM
SUNDAY 1/14 6:30PM
TUESDAY 1/16 7:30PM
WEDNESDAY 1/17 7:30PM
THURSDAY 1/18 7:30PM
FRIDAY 1/19 8:00PM
SATURDAY 1/20 2:00PM
SATURDAY 1/20 8:00PM
SUNDAY 1/21 1:00PM
SUNDAY 1/21 6:30PM

Buy your tickets here!

All photo credit goes to Joan Marcus.

*Disclaimer – I was given tickets in exchange for this review. All opinions are 100% mine.