One of my favorite movies of all time was turned into a Broadway musical. WAITRESS (the musical) runs pretty close to the same storyline as the film, and I loved every moment of it! The dry sense of humor mixed in with lyrics written by Sara Bareilles (whom I also love), and this show did not disappoint. Thanks to my relationship with the Tampa Bay Bloggers, I received a pair of tickets to this event in exchange for my review. All of my opinions are my own.
If you’re not familiar with Waitress, here it is: “WAITRESS tells the story of Jenna, a waitress and expert pie maker who 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.” (via)
It’s witty, and will make you laugh. The songs are catchy, and I just loved the whole thing. This entire week I keep hearing the words, “SUGAR, BUTTER, FLOUR.” in my head in a sing-songy voice. Each time that chorus began, you knew Jenna was dreaming up a new pie that reflected a life situation. I think my favorite pie was the Wild Wild Berry Pie that Jenna made for Dr. Pomatter. Also, like can I get a recipe for this pie in real life, please?
Usually, when you attend the Straz, at the coffee shop, SteamHeat, they will have drinks, or food items that represent whatever hit broadway show is running at the time. But for Waitress, they did not and I felt like that was a missed opportunity. Until….you entered into Morsani Hall, and saw diner-dressed waitresses selling mini pies in pie jars! It was so adorable, and festive, and fun!