Broadway musical ‘Waitress’ kicks off in Costa Mesa with local pie contest

Segerstrom Center for the Arts - Waitress - Lenne Klingaman, Desi Oakley and Charity Angel Dawson in the National Tour of WAITRESS - Photo by Joan Marcus

Baked From The Heart Waitress Pie Recipe Contest winners chosen!

WHAT: To celebrate the arrival of WAITRESS, the hit Broadway show at Segerstrom Center for the Arts Nov. 13 – 25, the Center, LA Times and Pie Hole: Pie and Coffee Shop searched for the most original and delicious pie recipe in all of Orange County.

Three finalists were selected, and they will bring their masterpieces to the Center’s Argyros Plaza to be judged by members of the WAITRESS cast before the November 13 opening night performance!

Grand Prize: four VIP tickets to the evening’s opening night performance, the winning recipe included in each copy of “Sugar, Butter, Flour: The Waitress Pie Book” that will be available at the WAITRESS lobby gift shop, a Pie Hole gift bag and VIP experience for four at The Pie Hole in Orange or Long Beach. Second and third place winners receive two tickets to opening night plus gift certificates for two at The Pie Hole Orange or Long

WHERE: Segerstrom Center for the Arts – Julianne and George and Julianne Argyros Plaza, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.

Waitress the Musical
Segerstrom Center for the Arts – Waitress – Bryan Fenkart and Desi Oakley in the National Tour of WAITRESS – Photo by Joan Marcus

ABOUT Broadway musical “Waitress,” presented at Segerstrom Center for the Arts on Nov. 13-25

Brought to life by a groundbreaking all-female creative team, 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). Inspired by Adrienne Shelly’s beloved film, “Waitress” tells 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.

“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.

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