Penn State College of Arts and Architecture
Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State

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  • Three diverse women stand at a counter surrounded by pie-baking ingredients.
  • A woman dressed in a vintage diner-style shirt dress server’s uniform stands and is framed by four women holding various pies.
  • Three diverse women dressed in similar vintage waitress uniforms each hold up a check in unison while behind them diners sit at tables.
  • A man and woman sit on opposite ends of a park bench and look at each other.
  • Waitress features music by Sara Bareilles, including “Love Song” and “Brave.”


7:30 pm Thursday, March 3, 2022

Meet Jenna, a waitress and expert pie-maker who dreams of a way out of her small town and rocky marriage. Pouring her heart into her pies, she crafts desserts — such as “The Key (Lime) to Happiness Pie” and “Betrayed by My Eggs Pie” — that mirror her topsy-turvy life.

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.

Brought to life by a groundbreaking all-female creative team, this hilarious hit Broadway musical features original music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner Sara Bareilles (“Brave,” “Love Song”), book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam), original choreography by Lorin Latarro (Les Liaisons DangereusesWaiting for Godot) recreated by tour choreographer Abbey O’Brien, and original direction by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus (HairPippin) recreated by tour director Susanna Wolk. 

WAITRESS is a little slice of heaven!” writes Entertainment Weekly, and is “sweet, sassy, and passionate,” according to New York Magazine. “It’s an empowering musical of the highest order!” raves the Chicago Tribune

Don’t miss this uplifting and hilarious musical celebrating friendship, motherhood, and the magic of a well-made pie.

Artistic Viewpoints will not be offered before this show.

WAITRESS is recommended for ages 13 and older.

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Adult $70, $59
University Park Student $50, $41
18 and Younger $53, $42


The Village at Penn State
Designer's Studio
Kish Bank

A grant from the University Park Student Fee Board makes Penn State student prices possible.

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Audio Description

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Audio description, which is especially helpful to patrons with sight loss, is available for this performance at no extra charge to ticket holders. Reservations are required at least two weeks in advance of the performance. Phone 814-238-0132 to reserve this service.