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Waitress comes to the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
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Broadway Across Canada launches its new season of touring shows with Waitress, a rom-com about a young woman who enters a pie contest with hopes of winning and starting a new life. Waitress runs Nov. 26 to Dec. 1 at Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium.

 

Anyone who has ever worked in the service industry will have an immediate connection to Broadway Across Canada’s latest touring musical.

Waitress, a light-weight musical comedy romance arrives in Edmonton to play at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium from Nov. 26 to Dec. 1.

The central figure is Jenna, a perky waitress and pie maker who is stuck in an abusive marriage. An inventive dessert maker, she gives her sweets names that reflect her muddled life – names such as The Key (Lime) to Happiness Pie or Betrayed By My Eggs Pie.

Pregnant and trapped in a dead-end job, Jenna dreams of escaping the small town’s boundaries. When a baking contest is announced in the next county she enters it in hopes of winning prize money for a fresh start.

A 2007 American comedy-drama film of the same name starring Keri Russell, Nathan Fillion and Jeremy Sisto inspired the musical.

Tickets go on sale Monday, Sept. 9 at 10 a.m. Call 1-855-985-5000 or online at ticketmaster.ca.


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