Waitress is a “Treat for All the Senses” (New York Post)

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, March 12, 2019 – The irresistible hit-musical, Waitress, takes the stage at Walton Arts Center on April 9-14 for eight performances. Based on the film by the same name, Waitress features original musical and lyrics by seven-time Grammy® nominee Sara Bareilles. Audiences will love what Entertainment Weekly calls “a blue-ribbon Broadway musical.”

Brought to life by a groundbreaking, all-female creative team including Tony-winning director Diane Paulus (PippinFinding Neverland), based on a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam), choreographed by Lorin Latarro with music and lyrics by Bareilles.

Jenna, a waitress and expert pie-maker, dreams of a way out of her small town and rocky marriage. Pouring her heart into her pies, she crafts creations 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.

Audiences at Waitress will not only be able to see the pies on-stage, but they can enjoy a treat during the show. Baked from the Heart Apple Pie and Feels So Good to Be Bad Chocolate Carmel Pie will be available from concessions.

Variety magazine shares that Waitress is, “a delicious tale that's not simply about getting Prince Charming, but getting its heroine to take action and discover her worth!”

Tickets start at $38 plus applicable fees and can be purchased in-person at the Walton Arts Center Box Office, by calling 479.443.5600 or by visiting waltonartscenter.org. Patrons also can get reserved parking for $7 when they purchase their show tickets.

Show Times:  

  • Tuesday, April 9 and 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 14 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.