WAITRESS The Musical in Cincinnati January 9-21

Charity Angel Dawson Desi Oakley and Lenne Klingaman in the National Tour of WAITRESS Credit Joan Marcus 0769r

WAITRESS the Musical will make you a fan, even if you haven’t seen the movie.

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I didn’t have a point of reference prior to the performance but my friend who is a BIG fan of the movie was happy to discover that the Broadway play stayed true to the story….and now I want to watch the movie!

About the Show

Inspired by Adrienne Shelly’s beloved film, WAITRESS tells the story of Jenna – a waitress and expert pie maker, Jenna dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town’s new doctor may offer her a chance at a fresh start, while her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes for happiness. But Jenna must summon the strength and courage to rebuild her own life.

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The play tackles tough topics like domestic abuse and infidelity but it will still give you lots of laughs from the cast of supporting characters full of personality.

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There are a few brief sexually suggestive scenes that could be awkward for a younger audience. I wouldn’t recommend anyone younger than a high school student due to the adult themes. 

Maiesha McQueen Desi Oakley and Bryan Fenkart in the National Tour of WAITRESS Credit Joan Marcus 0049r

Brought to life by a groundbreaking all-female creative team, this irresistible new hit features original music and lyrics by 6-time Grammy® nominee Sara Bareilles (“Brave,” “Love Song”), a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam), choreography by Lorin Latarro (Les Dangereuse Liasons, Waiting For Godot) and direction by Tony Award® winner Diane Paulus (Hair, Pippin, Finding Neverland).

Don’t miss this uplifting musical celebrating friendship, motherhood,

and the magic of a well-made pie!

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WAITRESS will play the Aronoff Center from January 9-21, 2018

Performance Schedule

Tuesday – Thursday at 7:30PM

Friday at 8:00PM

Saturday at 2:00PM and 8:00PM

Sunday at 1:00PM and 6:30PM


Ticket Information

Tickets start at $30 and will be available at the Aronoff Center Box Office downtown at 650 Walnut Street, online at or by phone at 513.621.ARTS.

*For groups of 10 or more, contact the group sales department at 513.369.4363.

Performance schedule, prices and cast are subject to change without notice.

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Images provided by Broadway in Cincinnati with photo credit to Joan Marcus.

Disclosure: I received tickets for review purposes. All opinions are my own. 


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