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Film | Waitress: The Musical

4 May 2024

In the Playhouse


United States | 2024 | English | Musical

Waitress: The Musical brings the Tony-nominated Broadway phenomenon to the big screen. Featuring music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner Sara Bareilles (“Love Song,” “Brave”), this hit musical is a little slice of heaven. The story of Jenna, a waitress and expert pie-maker who dreams of a way out of her small town and rocky marriage, Waitress features a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam) and direction by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus (Jagged Little Pill, Pippin).

A joyful confidence and an unerring sense of emotional release

The New York Times

Waitress: The Musical brings the Tony-nominated Broadway phenomenon to the big screen. Featuring composer-lyricist Sara Bareilles as Jenna Hunterson, a waitress and expert pie maker stuck in a small town and a loveless marriage. When a baking contest in a nearby county offers her a chance at escape, Jenna fights to reclaim a long-forgotten part of herself. Through the support of her fellow waitresses and an unexpected romance, Jenna begins to find the courage to take a long-abandoned dream off the shelf. Waitress celebrates the power of friendship, dreams, the family we choose and the beauty of a well-baked pie.

Presented by Sydney Opera House


Cast and Credits


Director Brett Sullivan


Christopher Fitzgerald as Ogie Anhorn

Dakin Matthews as Joe

Sara Bareilles as Jenna Hunterson

Charity Angél Dawson as Becky

Caitlin Houlahan as Dawn Pinkett

Drew Gehling as Dr. Jim Pomatter

Eric Anderson as Cal

Joe Tippett as Earl Hunterson

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