‘Waitress’ Is Serving Up Laughs at the PPAC This Week
Another great musical has arrived at the Providence Performing Arts Center and it is sure to make you laugh—and crave pie.
Waitress is the Broadway version of the 2007 film starring Keri Russell and Nathan Fillion, and it is just as delightful on stage as it was on screen.
The musical adaptation was written by Jessie Nelson, but really brought to life with the music and lyrics from Sara Bareilles.
If you know and love Sara Bareilles' music (which I do), then you are bound to love this musical. Her taste and sound are all over this thing; even the background singers and dancers dressed like Bareilles typically does.
But aside from her fashion touch, her musical one is very present as well.
The lyrics are simple and easy to connect with, the songs are catchy and fun and they both instantly pull you into the story.
That story is of Jenna, a waitress with a terrible husband living in a small Southern town hoping for change but not sure it exists.
She then finds herself pregnant and everything does in fact change.
There are ups and downs, lots of laughs, unforgettable characters and through it all, pie.
So many pies I started to wonder if perhaps a Waitress cookbook should come out next (turns out it already existed)!
I loved this movie over a decade ago and now I loved the musical as well.
It is a must-see show, if you ask me. But don't go hungry.