Waitress: Musical Info & Synopsis


Synopsis:

Waitress tells the story of Jenna Hunterson, a talented pie maker who dreams of escaping her loveless marriage and her job at a small-town diner. When Jenna discovers she is pregnant, her life takes an unexpected turn. Despite her initial fear, she finds empowerment through baking and solace among her coworkers, Dawn and Becky. Waitress is a tale of self-discovery and resilience, touching on themes of motherhood, friendship, work, and love.


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)➝


Resources

Audition Songs: Theatre Trip

Licensing: Music Theatre International➝

Sheet Music: Amazon➝


Tags

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


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