Waitress the musical with original music and lyrics by 5-time Grammy® nominee Sara Bareilles is now playing at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts! Check out this Waitress musical review, then grab your tickets before it’s gone!
Angie was invited as media to cover this event. All opinions are her own.
“Jenna, you can tell the whole story with a taste.”
-It Only Takes a Taste – Waitress
Waitress Musical Review
There was a packed house Tuesday night for Broadway Across America’s touring company‘s performance of Waitress. I have been a fan of Adrienne Shelley and her amazing film for many years and I considered it an honor to finally get a chance to see the Broadway adaptation of that film. Her love letter to becoming a mother and finding her calling in life was beautifully displayed on stage. The main character Jenna (played powerfully by Desi Oakley) commands the stage in almost every scene of the show. She sings about her not-so-special life that borderlines on hopeless, and that tune she sings changes quickly to helpless when she learns that she is carrying her first child. Her marriage is beyond unhappy and her husband Earl is the source of all of her problems.
“I could find the whole meaning of life in those sad eyes
They’ve seen things that you never quite say, but I hear
Come out of hiding, I’m right here beside you
And I’ll stay there as long as you let me”
-You Matter to Me Lyrics – Waitress
Though this may seem like a terribly dark story it is quite the opposite. The beautiful music written by Sara Bareilles and the hilarious and touching performances of the cast make for a show that has many layers that unfold bite-by-bite just like the pies Jenna creates daily for the pie shop. The supporting cast brings plenty of laughter and the sad connection between Jenna and Dr. Pomatter create the perfect conditions for the wonderful reveal of the true theme of the show.
“I didn’t know, but now I see
Sometimes what is, is meant to be
You saved me”
-Everything Changes- Waitress
Grab your tickets now to see Waitress the musical in Orlando!
Where: Dr. Phillips Center – Walt Disney Theater
When: Tuesday–Sunday, March 20–25, 2018