Inspired by the film of the same name, the Broadway musical "Waitress" features songs by Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles. More…
Jenna is a waitress and expert pie maker in a small town who dreams of a way out of her 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. Directed by Tony winner Diane Paulus.
See it if A familiar story well told with really great music & singers. Moving & poignant. Jessie is superb.
Don't see it if Uneven blocking. Poor view on left side. Staging is adequate. Not a huge production.
See it if You enjoy heartwarming stories or 'chick flicks.' I saw it twice. Once w/ original cast and once with Jordin Sparks. I preferred Sparks.
Don't see it if you are looking for something heavy or serious. Although it does address a serious topic, its a light fun show w/ a good message and heart!
See it if You enjoy a good story, great singing, and serious topical subjects handled in a fresh smart show. Jessie Meuller is incredible!
Don't see it if You're a mysogynist. This story might be about the women but it's for everyone.
See it if You want a fun, light-hearted show with string performances. It's well-paced and funny.
Don't see it if You didn't like the movie or you want a deep experience. This is light and maybe that is not your thing.
See it if A very good musical, not great because in the first act and second act there is a very slow points. Good acting.
Don't see it if you need constant action to amuse yourself as there are lulls in the show.
See it if you want to see Jessie Mueller shine (as usual) in an otherwise simplistic, uninspired musical; you are a Sara Bareilles fan.
Don't see it if you expect more than a flimsy, emotionally manipulative rom-com where moral quandaries (domestic abuse, adultery, etc) are played for laughs
See it if Were lucky to see Sara B. herself & Gavin Creel. So very good .Songs by Sara B perfect The roles by diner owner and boss very well .see.
Don't see it if Is 2016 so long ago to be able to present Dr./Patient intimacy, Some racism, marriage brutality etc?
See it if you are interested in contemporary romance and issues raised by complex relationships. Great cast. My 95 year old mother loved it.
Don't see it if romantic love outside of marriage distresses you.
See it if you've ever asked yourself, "Gee, why hasn't anyone ever given domestic abuse the musical treatment?" Bareilles and Mueller do great.
Don't see it if you're turned off by cheap jokes. There aren't too many, but there are certainly some eye-rolling moments.
See it if You enjoy "chick flicks" or like musicals about empowerment told in a quirky, original way.
Don't see it if You're not a fan of Sara Bareilles' music or disliked the film.
See it if Love a fun pop score, want to see the phenomenal Jessie Mueller and the rest of the amazing cast, want to be entertained.
Don't see it if You don't like musicals (but this show is perfection!)
See it if you want to see a wonderful Jesse Mueller and a good cast, want to hear pretty music and watch a sweet story,
Don't see it if you are looking for excitement or get fidgety listening to the lead having to continuously sing with the stylized nuances of the songwriter.
See it if You like lightweight musicals Jesse Mueller,Keala Settle,Nick Cordero Marital strife and hard working women Awesome ballads ENTERTAINMENT
Don't see it if You expect Hamilton or The Book of Mormon You find sexual scenes and spousal abuse offensive You hate pie
See it if you are a fan of Nicolette Robinson, Sara Bareilles and/or Al Roker.
Don't see it if you are expecting anything original or moving.
Also It offers a pleasant night out for the tourist trade.
See it if want an entertaining evening of decent music & story that flashes infrequently with brilliance, and there's empowerment of women and pie
Don't see it if you can't bear idea of women taking control of their lives, need more realistic drama that deals with probable consequences, don't like pie
See it if you want a feel good musical w/ strong singing. After I saw it I had to go find the movie, which is also v. sweet. Jessie Mueller is super.
Don't see it if you don't like silly & sweet love stories w/ lots of wholesome adultery. Beware of baked pie aroma pumped into lobby - insidious but yummy.
See it if you want to be entertained. It's bright and cheerful. There just isn't much depth and zero surprises.
Don't see it if you want music that stands out. For me, most songs were interchangeable. Book is very weak. VERY predictable
See it if you’re open to women’s perspectives on infidelity, unequal relationships, & reluctant motherhood shown in a lighthearted, non-judgmental way
Don't see it if you’re expecting extraordinary music or staging
See it if you like stories about everyday people, enjoy interesting coreography and good singing.
Don't see it if you prefer original storylines and do not enjoy micro coreography with everyday objects.
See it if You love Betsy Wolfe. Nice staging, tho the usual "busy distracting staging"
Don't see it if You don't mind Betsy Wolfe oversinging her mike. The sound again suffers from distortion at times, it was 'unlistenable' and unintelligible.
See it if you want to see J. Mueller whose acting & singing are wonderful; a musical with a variety of types of scenes - silly, touching, disturbing
Don't see it if you'd be annoyed by a musical with silly scenes followed by scenes of domestic abuse no matter how good the scenes are individually
See it if Your friends and family from out-of-town are coming. Better - rent them the movie. It, at least, is charming.
Don't see it if You like musical theater with a)dancing & b)interesting characters, not a pastiche of bad guys, not-as-bad guys, & women with hearts of gold
See it if you'd enjoy another star turn from Jessie Mueller in a show with humor and heart.
Don't see it if you hate pie. It is literally one of the main characters.