Waitress Brings Something Sweet to Walton Arts Center

Pie-Inspired, Craft Cocktail Class Added on Saturday

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, January 15, 2019 – Waitress brings a “little slice of heaven” to Walton Arts Center for a limited eight-show engagement April 9-14, and now patrons can learn how to make pie-inspired cocktails during a special add-on experience.

Patrons with tickets to the 8 pm performance on Saturday, April 13 can add on a 6:30 pm Craft Cocktail Class for $35. Led by Steven Idlet, master mixologist from Maxine's Tap Room, patrons will learn how to mix pie-inspired cocktails.

Tickets include a history of pie-inspired cocktails, tips and tricks on how to make them, light appetizers and two cocktails that you will mix yourself. The class will end in plenty of time for patrons to make the evening performance of Waitress. You must be 21 or older to participate in this class.

Show tickets, reserved parking and Craft Cocktail Class tickets can be purchased in-person at the Walton Arts Center Box Office, by calling 479.443.5600 or by visiting waltonartscenter.org. Select the class from the calendar, cart the tickets and you’ll be reminded to add tickets for the Saturday evening performance of Waitress to complete the transaction. If you’ve already purchased tickets to the Saturday evening performance, you can still add on the cocktail class here.

Inspired by Adrienne Shelly's beloved film, Waitresstells the story of Jenna - a waitress and expert pie maker, Jenna 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.

This irresistible new hit features original music and lyrics by 6-time Grammy® nominee Sara Bareilles ("Brave," "Love Song"), a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam), choreography by Lorin Latarro (Les Dangereuse Liasons, Waiting For Godot) and direction by Tony Award®-winner Diane Paulus (Hair, Pippin, Finding Neverland).


"It's an empowering musical of the highest order!" raves the Chicago Tribune. "Waitress is a little slice of heaven!" says Entertainment Weekly and "a monumental contribution to Broadway!" according to Marie Claire.  Don't miss this uplifting musical celebrating friendship, motherhood and the magic of a well-made pie.

Show Times:

Tuesday, April 9 at 7 pm
Wednesday, April 10 at 7 pm
Thursday, April 11 at 1:30 and 7 pm
Friday, April 12 at 8 pm
Saturday, April 13 at 2 and 8 pm
Sunday, April at 2 pm

Walton Arts Center is Arkansas’ largest and busiest performing arts presenter. Each year more than 195,000 people from Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma and beyond attend more than 400 events at Walton Arts Center, including performances, rehearsals, community gatherings, receptions, weddings and more. Approximately 45,000 students and teachers participate annually in arts learning programs at Walton Arts Center, and almost 200 volunteers donate 21,000 hours of time each year to its operations. Walton Arts Center presents entertainers and artists from around the world including Broadway musicals, renowned dance companies, international artists, up-and-coming jazz musicians and more. As a non-profit organization, Walton Arts Center enjoys the generous support of public sector funding, corporate sponsorship and private donors who help bring world-class arts experiences to Northwest Arkansas. To learn more about Walton Arts Center, visit www.waltonartscenter.org.