Musical review for online magazine Originally published August 2, 2016.

There’s an intimacy to Waitress that I haven’t felt during other musicals. The cast is small, as is the ensemble. Instead of having an orchestra, the music is performed by The Waitress Band on stage, incorporating themselves into the storytelling.


The Broadway musical Waitress tells the story of Jenna, a woman stuck in a dead-end job as a waitress and in an unhappy marriage with her abusive husband Earl. She finds solace baking her trials and triumphs into delicious pies while wishing for a better life. Based on Adrienne Shelley’s 2007 indie film of the same name, Waitress is a difficult yet inspiring tale of one woman’s journey through pregnancy to self-discovery.

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