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What to do in Oklahoma on March 19, 2019: See the hit musical 'Waitress' at the Civic Center Music Hall

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Ephie Aardema, Christine Dwyer and Maiesha McQueen appear in the national tour production of "Waitress." [Photo by Geoff Burke]
Ephie Aardema, Christine Dwyer and Maiesha McQueen appear in the national tour production of "Waitress." [Photo by Geoff Burke]

Today's featured event: 

See the hit musical "Waitress" at 7:30 Tuesday-Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday at the Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N Walker.

As previously reported, the tale of a pregnant waitress and pie-maker named Jenna who dreams of finding a way out of her small-town life and loveless marriage, the musical is based on the acclaimed 2007 film of the same name, co-starring, written and directed by the late Adrienne Shelly. 

The four-time Tony Award-nominated musical boasts the rare all-female creative team, with original music and lyrics by six-time Grammy-nominated pop star Sara Bareilles, a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (“I Am Sam”) and direction by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus (“Hair,” “Pippin”).


 “The piece has a lot of humor and a lot of soul. And it’s complicated and anything but one-dimensional … to have a character who sort of expresses her emotions and sublimates her emotions into baking and these pie recipes she creates. To take something that is sort of traditionally female and maybe even old-fashioned and to kind of explore it and celebrate it in a very contemporary way, that’s what I love about the original story. It’s such a feminist tale in a way,” Nelson told me in a recent interview. “What I loved about Adrienne Shelly’s film was that these people were complicated. Their lives were messy. They were really human; they weren’t idealized in any way or superficial.”

To read more of my "Waitress" preview story, click here

For tickets and information, go to www.okcbroadway.com or call 594-8300.

For more events, go to newsok.com/calendar.

-BAM 

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Ephie Aardema, Christine Dwyer and Maiesha McQueen appear in the national tour production of "Waitress." [Photo by Geoff Burke]

Ephie Aardema, Christine Dwyer and Maiesha McQueen appear in the national tour production of "Waitress." [Photo by Geoff Burke]

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Brandy McDonnell

Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more than 1... Read more ›

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