SAN JOSE, CA — Broadway San Jose, a Nederlander Presentation, is thrilled to announce that the national touring production of Waitress — the hit Broadway musical from Grammy Award nominee Sara Bareilles, inspired by Adrienne Shelley’s 2007 motion picture — will play San Jose’s Center for the Performing Arts for a one-week engagement, December 17-22, 2019. Don’t miss this uplifting and hilarious musical celebrating friendship, motherhood, and the magic of a well-made pie. [Click here for event information]
“Waitress is a little slice of heaven!” says Entertainment Weekly, and is “sweet, sassy and passionate,” according to New York Magazine. “It’s an empowering musical of the highest order!” raves the Chicago Tribune.
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.
Waitress opened April 24, 2016 at Broadway’s Brooks Atkinson Theatre. Based upon the 2007 motion picture written by Adrienne Shelly, Waitress is the first Broadway musical in history to have four women in the four top creative team spots, with a book by Jessie Nelson, a score by seven-time Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles, choreography by Lorin Latarro and direction by Tony Award-winner Diane Paulus.
The Waitress cast will be led by Bailey McCall (Jenna), Kennedy Salters (Becky) and Gabriella Marzetta (Dawn) with David Socolar (Dr. Pomatter), Brian Lundy (Ogie), Clayton Howe (Earl), Jake Mills (Cal), and Michael R. Douglass (Joe). The ensemble includes Julia Bain, Ryan Ballard, Meagan Chieppor, Jerica Exum, Stephanie Feeback, M. Justise Hayward, Kelly Krauter, Olivia London, Trey McCoy, Shawn W. Smith and Ryan Washington.
The Waitress Tour features Choreography re-created by Abbey O’Brien and Tour Direction re-created by Susanna Wolk. The team includes Scott Pask, Scenic Design; Suttirat Anne Larlarb, Costume Design; Ken Billington, Lighting Design; Jonathan Deans, Sound Design; Wigs by Richard Mawbey; original music supervision by Nadia DiGiallonardo, with tour music supervision by Ryan Cantwell. Arrangements are by Nadia DiGiallonardo and Sara Bareilles, and Orchestrations are by Sara Bareilles and The Waitress Band. Waitress is produced by NETworks Presentations LLC, with casting by Stewart/Whitley.
NETworks Presentations (Producer), is an industry leading producer of touring musical theater productions committed to delivering quality entertainment to audiences worldwide. Having produced national and international tours over 20 years, NETworks’ productions include Cameron Mackintosh’s The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, Miss Saigon, The Band’s Visit, A Bronx Tale, Blue Man Group Speechless Tour, Fiddler on the Roof, Once On This Island, Nickelodeon’s The SpongeBob Musical, and Waitress.
Waitress is presented as part of the Broadway San Jose 2019-20 season.
Broadway San Jose is a partnership between the Nederlander organization of New York and Team San Jose, the managing entity for San Jose’s publicly-held performance venues and civic centers.