NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The Saenger Theatre is thrilled to announce WAITRESS will play a limited run June 10 – 12! Tickets go on sale April 4 and will be available for purchase at all Ticketmaster outlets or at the Saenger Theatre Box Office (1111 Canal St., New Orleans, LA, 70112). Group sales are offered for groups of 10 or more and will be available by calling (504) 287-0372.

“We’re so excited to welcome this classic and heartwarming show back to the Saenger Theatre,” said Saenger Theatre General Manager David Skinner. “WAITRESS is an incredibly fun production and captivates audiences every time they see it. We’re delighted to have this show in New Orleans once again.”

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 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.

Waitress opened April 24, 2016, at Broadway’s Brooks Atkinson Theatre. Based upon the 2007 motion picture written by Adrienne ShellyWAITRESS is the first Broadway musical in history to have four women in the four top creative team spots, with a book by Jessie Nelson, a score by Grammy® Award-winning singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles (composer of “Love Song” and “Brave”), choreography by Lorin Latarro and direction by Tony Award®-winner Diane Paulus. The WAITRESS Tour features Choreography Re-created by Abbey O’Brien, Tour Direction re-created by Susanna Wolk, and includes Scott Pask, Scenic Design; Suttirat Anne Larlarb, Costume Design; Ken Billington, Lighting Design; Jonathan Deans, Sound Design; Wigs by Richard Mawbey; original music supervision by Nadia DiGiallonardo, with tour music supervision by Ryan Cantwell. Arrangements by Nadia DiGiallonardo and Sara Bareilles, and Orchestrations by Sara Bareilles and The Waitress Band. Waitress is produced by NETworks Presentations LLC. Casting by Stewart/Whitley.

“WAITRESS is a little slice of heaven!” says Entertainment Weekly, and is “Warm, witty, wise and hilarious. A wonderful treat.” according to London’s Express Online! 

“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.

WAITRESS will play at the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans from June 10 – 12, 2022. The performance schedule is as follows:

  • Friday, June 10 – 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 11 – 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. 
  • Sunday, June 12 – 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

For more tour information, please visit WaitressTour.com