Book by Jessie Nelson
Words and Lyrics by Sara Bareilles
Based upon the motion picture written by Adrienne Shelly
Orchestrations by Sara Bareilles & The Waitress Band
Music by Arrangement with Sony Music Publishing Choreographed by Paul McGill Directed by Eric Rosen
One of the most beloved Broadway musicals in recent seasons makes its way to the Cape Playhouse in a new production that will make you laugh and touch your heart.
This Best Musical Tony Award nominee is based on the beloved indie film by Adrienne Shelly, given transcendent new life by Grammy winning songwriter and singer (and now a sought-after Broadway star) Sarah Bareilles. Waitress is an uplifting and inspiring musical celebrating friendship, motherhood, and the magic of a well-made pie.
Jenna, a waitress and expert pie maker, is stuck in a small town and a loveless marriage. Faced with an unexpected pregnancy, Jenna fears she may have to abandon the dream of opening her own pie shop… until a baking contest in a nearby county and the town’s handsome new doctor offer her a tempting recipe for happiness. Supported by her quirky crew of fellow waitresses and loyal customers, Jenna summons the secret ingredient she’s been missing all along — courage.
Waitress is a feel-good sensation, cherished by critics and audiences alike. It offers a special recipe for finding happiness in unexpected places, and, like a great beach read, offers both insight and delight to make your summer night with us unforgettable.
A delicious tale that’s not simply about getting Prince Charming, but getting its heroine to take action and discover her worth! — Variety
Originally Produced on Broadway by Barry and Fran Weissler, Norton and Elyane Herrick, David I. Berley, Independent Presenters Network, A.C. Orange International, Peter May, Michael Roiff, Ken Schur, Marissa Sechrest, Jam Theatricals, 42nd.club/Square 1 Theatrics, Benjamin Simpson & Joseph Longthone/Shira Friedman
Alecia Parker, Executive Producer
Original motion picture produced by Michael Roiff/Night & Day Pcitures
World Premiere produced by the American Repertory Theatre at Harvard University, August 2, 2015
Diane Paulus, Artistic Director and Diane Borger, Producer
Peter Duchan, Script Consultant for A.R.T. Production
WAITRESS is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
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