June 19, 2021
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.
Brought to life by a groundbreaking all-female creative team, this hilarious hit Broadway musical features original music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner Sara Bareilles (Brave and Love Song); a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam); original choreography by Lorin Latarro (Les Liaisons Dangereuses and Waiting for Godot), recreated by tour choreographer Abbey O’Brien; and original direction by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus (Hair and Pippin), recreated by tour director Susanna Wolk.
"It's an empowering musical of the highest order!" raves the Chicago Tribune and is “sweet, sassy and passionate,” according to New York Magazine. Don't miss this uplifting and hilarious musical celebrating friendship, motherhood, and the magic of a well-made pie.
This performance is recommended for ages 13 and up. There will be no livestream option for this performance.
This is the first performance of Waitress at the Moss Arts Center.