Waitress: Musical Info & Synopsis


Waitress tells the story of Jenna Hunterson, a talented pie maker who dreams of escaping her difficult life. She’s trapped in a loveless marriage with an abusive husband and feels stuck in her small-town diner job. Jenna’s life takes an unexpected turn when she discovers she’s pregnant. Despite her initial fear, she finds solace and empowerment in baking and creating imaginative pies. Alongside her coworkers, Dawn and Becky, she navigates the challenges of motherhood, friendship, and love. Waitress is a tale of self-discovery, resilience, and the pursuit of happiness.

Musical Information

Parental Warning: Adult Themes/Content

Musical Type: Contemporary (2015)

Cast Size: 12+

Genre: Romantic Drama

Setting: Present / USA

Creative Team

Music/Lyrics: Sara Bareilles

Book: Jessie Nelson

Cast Albums

What’s Inside: Songs from Waitress (2015)➝

Original Broadway Cast (2016)➝


Audition Songs: Theatre Trip

Licensing: Music Theatre International➝

Sheet Music: Amazon➝


2010s, Based on a Movie, Country, Female-Lead, Female Writing Team, Folk, Food, One-Word, Popular, Rom-Dram

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