What’s your favorite kind of pie or do they change with the season like mine do? I love capitalizing on fresh fruits like juicy peaches and abundant berries to make luscious summer pies served a la mode. Pumpkin and apple are always fall staples, but my mother-in-law’s chocolate cream pie is a decadent treat any time of the year. As I look forward to summer and making pies with fruits in-season, I’m also looking forward to Waitress the musical, coming to the National Theatre in Washington, D.C. this May.
About Waitress the Musical
Inspired by Adrienne Shelly’s beloved film, Waitress, tells the story of Jenna – a waitress and expert pie maker – who dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage. Jenna expresses her hopes, dreams, fears, and frustrations through the whimsically named pies she dreams up each morning. She bakes from the heart, creating flavorful pie recipes for falling in love, for mending a broken heart, for celebrating new beginnings and for all the little milestones that come afterwards.
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.
Director Diane Paulus accidentally assembled all-female creative team on Broadway to tell the story of a working woman who is an expert pie baker who comes to value her talent, skills, voice, and dreams. This new hit musical features original music and lyrics by 6-time Grammy® nominee Sara Bareilles (“Brave,” “Love Song”), a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (the film “I Am Sam”), choreography by Lorin Latarro (Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Waiting for Godot) and direction by Tony Award® winner Diane Paulus (Hair, Pippin, Finding Neverland).
Enter to Win 2 tickets to See Waitress the Musical at the National Theatre!
The National Theatre is providing 2 tickets opening night tickets to see Waitress the musical at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, May 15. To enter, leave the name of your favorite Broadway musical below as a comment!
Winner will be contacted via email and must be able to attend the 7:30 pm show on May 15 at the National Theatre. No alternate dates and times for tickets will be provided.
Excited to see Waitress?
Purchase tickets for shows between May 15- June 3 and prepare for the performance by:
- Listening to the cast recording on Spotify
- Bake some pie from the Waitress Pie Book- Sugar, Butter, Flour
- Visit the Waitress Musical YouTube channel for more behind the scenes before you go
- Read an interview with Waitress composer Sara Bareilles
- Watching Waitress the film by Adrienne Shelly
Not in Washington, D.C.? Check the tour site to find Waitress tickets in a city near you!
I received complimentary tickets to attend Waitress in exchange for this post. Amazon Affiliate links are included in this post. No additional compensation was received and all opinions are my own.