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November 21, 2024 - January 18, 2025

Rises to transporting heights, and sweeps your heart along with it

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Why See Waitress?

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baking up a storm 

Sara Bareilles' and Jessie Nelson's sweet treat of a show becomes the first musical of the San Francisco Playhouse's 2024/25 season in this all-new production directed by Susi Damilano, with music direction from Dave Dobrusky. Based on Adrienne Shelly's hit 2007 independent film, Waitress is the perfectly pitched tale of Jenna, who pours her emotions into her wonderful baked creations as a form of escape from her loveless marriage and small-town strife. Uplifting and warm, join Jenna as a local baking contest leads to unexpected connections in this story of heart and courage.

What is the story?

Jenna works as a pie chef in a small-town diner. Her time spent baking is a kind of meditation, a break from her mundane existence where her creativity is allowed to flourish. Renowned throughout the town for her crinkly crusts and fluffy pastries, she harbours dreams of opening her own pie shop and making a new life for herself. But when she becomes unexpectedly pregnant by her bullying husband Earl, it seems like she may have to abandon her dreams forever.

Hope is at hand in the form of the town's handsome new doctor, and the announcement of a pie-making competition in a nearby town. The winner of the contest will be awarded a large cash prize, and Jenna realises it may be her one shot at turning her life around.

Did you know?

Waitress was the first Broadway musical in history to have the four major creative roles - book, score, direction & choreography - filled by women.

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Opening night: 21 November 2024

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Waitress is making history as the first musical in Broadway to be lead by four women in the top creative slots!

While many Broadway shows sweep you away into far away worlds and mystical settings, Waitress offers a simply charming slice of life from a small town diner with little to nothing going on.

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