Broadway Returns to the PAC with Waitress
Broadway makes its triumphant return to New Philadelphia with the national tour of Waitress, the hilarious hit Broadway musical from Grammy® Award-winner Sara Bareilles. The tour will play one night only at the Performing Arts Center at Kent State University - Tuscarawas on October 7 at 7:30 p.m.
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 Grammy® Award-winning singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles, choreography by Lorin Latarro and direction by Tony Award®-winner Diane Paulus.
"It's an empowering musical of the highest order!" raves the Chicago Tribune. Don't miss this uplifting and hilarious musical celebrating friendship, motherhood, and the magic of a well-made pie.
Tickets for Waitress start at $59 and are on sale now at the Performing Arts Center box office, 330-308-6400 or online at www.kent.edu/tuscpac. The box office is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
As part of its health and safety protocols and consistent with many venues across the country, The Performing Arts Center is instituting a mask requirement for entry to the facility for everyone, regardless of vaccination status. For more information visit: www.kent.edu/tuscpac/health-and-safety
The Performing Arts Center’s 2021-2022 Season is sponsored by the Tuscarawas County Community Foundation.
Free and convenient parking is available for all shows. The Performing Arts Center is located on the campus of Kent State Tuscarawas at 330 University Dr. N.E. in New Philadelphia.