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Waitress

  • AUGUST 2, 2015 - SEPTEMBER 27, 2015

  • Loeb Drama Center

  • Run Time: 2 and 1/2 hours with one intermission.

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Book by Jessie Nelson
Music and Lyrics by Sara Bareilles
Based upon the motion picture written by Adrienne Shelly
Choreographed by Chase Brock
Directed by Diane Paulus

Jenna, played by Tony Award winner Jessie Mueller (Beautiful), a waitress and expert pie maker, is stuck in a small town and a loveless marriage. When a baking contest in a nearby county offers her a chance at escape, Jenna must choose between her commitments and her dreams. Her customers, co-workers, and the town’s handsome new doctor all offer her conflicting recipes for happiness—but Jenna ultimately has to decide for herself. This poignant and uplifting new musical celebrates friendship, motherhood, and the courage it takes to pluck a long abandoned dream off the shelf. Featuring music and lyrics by Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles (“Brave,” “Love Song”) and directed by Diane Paulus (PippinFinding Neverland).

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Read More

Click here to read more about the show in our summer Guide

Click here to view the Waitress program.

Pie Ingredient List
View a list of ingredients in the pies sold during the production at A.R.T.

Waitress Educational Toolkit
Take a peek to learn more about the creative minds behind Waitress through games, music, videos, reading, and (of course) pie recipes! (click here to download a PDF)

Waitress Audio

She Used To Be Mine – Sara Bareilles and Nadia DiGiallonardo

Notable dates

ASL Dates

Sep. 8, 7:30PM

Audio Described Dates

Sep. 9, 7:30PM – Sep. 12, 2PM

Age Appropriateness

Recommended for grades 8 and up.
This new musical would be suitable for high school and well-prepared middle school students who can handle some profanity and strong subject matter such as spousal abuse and sexual themes.

Lobby Experience
The A.R.T. Community Cookbook is a collection of pie recipes contributed by A.R.T. patrons, staff, and fans during the run of Waitress.  Recipes collected as a part of the Waitress Lobby Experience and via Instagram.

Also check out Behind the Counter, an oral history project featuring photos and interviews from people working in diners and restaurants around Greater Boston.

Open Captioned

Sep. 3, 7:30PM & Sep. 6, 2PM

Discussions

Waitress Discussions

The A.R.T. will host special panel discussions with Harvard scholars and members of the A.R.T. community:

August 22, following the matinee performance: Post-show discussion with Michael Roiff, founder of Night & Day Pictures and producer of the 2007 film WaitressClick here for more information.

There will also be regularly scheduled talk-backs with cast members after the following matinee performances: 

Aug. 26, Aug. 29, Sep. 2, Sep. 5, Sep. 9, Sep. 12, Sep. 16, Sep. 19, Sep. 23, Sep. 26

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Credits

Creative team

Book

Jessie Nelson

A.R.T.: Debut. Jessie wrote, directed, and produced Corrina, Corrina with Whoopi Goldberg and I Am Sam with Sean Penn, who received an Academy Award nomination for his performance. Recently she directed Let It Snow with Diane Keaton and John Goodman, which will be released this Christmas. Jessie co-wrote Step Mom and The Story of Us, and produced Danny Collins with Al Pacino and Annette Bening and Fred Claus with Vince Vaughn. Jessie co-wrote Alice By Heart with Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik, which was developed at The National Theatre. She began her career in the theater working with Mabou Mines and The New York Shakespeare Festival. Jessie co-wrote the children’s book Labracadabra. She has been the Artistic Director of the Sundance Institute’s Writers Lab. 

 

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Music & Lyrics

Sara Bareilles

Music & Lyrics

Sara Bareilles

A.R.T.: Debut. Sara Bareilles first achieved mainstream critical praise in 2007 with her hit “Love Song,” which reached #1 in 22 countries around the world from her debut album Little Voice. Since then, the Eureka, CA native has sold millions of albums worldwide and received five Grammy nominations including Song of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for “Love Song.” Bareilles’ highly anticipated sophomore release Kaleidoscope Heart debuted at #1 on the Billboard top 200 chart in September 2010 and has gained praise everywhere including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, People and Los Angeles Times. The album yielded the hit single “King of Anything,” which earned a Grammy nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and was certified platinum by the RIAA. In 2011, Bareilles joined the judges’ panel on the hit NBC show “The Sing-Off.” Soon after, she released her highly revered Once Upon Another Time EP, produced by singer/songwriter and fellow “Sing-Off” judge Ben Folds. Sara’s highly acclaimed third studio album, The Blessed Unrest, released in 2013 via Epic Records, debuted at #2 on the Billboard album chart and was nominated for two Grammy Awards including “Album of the Year” and “Best Pop Performance” for her hit single “Brave.” Bareilles’ upcoming book, Sounds Like Me: My Life (So Far) In Song, is slated to be released on October 6 by Simon & Schuster. Sara is also releasing a solo studio album featuring music from Waitress due out this fall on Epic Records. For more information, please visit www.sarabmusic.com. 

 

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Director

Diane Paulus

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Director

Diane Paulus

Diane Paulus is the Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director of the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, and was selected for the 2014 TIME 100, TIME Magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Paulus is the 2013 recipient of the Tony Award for Best Director of a Musical (Pippin). A.R.T.: ExtraOrdinary, Jagged Little Pill, The White Card, Eve Ensler’s In the Body of the WorldWaitress (currently on Broadway at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, the West End at the Adelphi Theatre, and US National Tour), Crossing (a new American opera with music and libretto by Matt Aucoin), Finding Neverland (currently on US National Tour), Witness Uganda, Pippin (Tony Award, Best Revival and Best Director), The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess (Tony Award, Best Revival, NAACP Award, Best Direction), Prometheus Bound, Death and the Powers: The Robots’ Opera, Best of Both Worlds, Johnny Baseball, The Donkey Show. Her other recent work includes Gloria: A Life at the Daryl Roth Theatre, Cirque du Soleil’s Amaluna, currently on tour in the US, Invisible Thread at Second Stage, and The Public Theater’s Tony Award-winning revival of HAIR on Broadway and London’s West End. As an opera director, her credits include The Magic Flute, the complete Monteverdi cycle, and the trio of Mozart-Da Ponte operas, among others. Diane is Professor of the Practice of Theater in Harvard University’s English Department. She was selected as one of Variety’s “Trailblazing Women in Entertainment for 2014” and Boston Magazine’s “50 Thought Leaders of 2014.”

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Choreography by

Chase Brock

Choreography by

Chase Brock

A.R.T.: Debut. Chase Brock is Artistic Director of Brooklyn-based dance company The Chase Brock Experience, for which he has made 26 dances including American Sadness, The Four Seasons and The Song That I Sing; Or, Meow So Pretty. Broadway choreography includes Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark and Picnic. Off-Broadway choreography includes The Blue Flower (Lortel nomination), Tamar of the River (Callaway finalist) and Venice (Public Theater). Additional choreography includes Dance on Broadway for Nintendo Wii and PlayStation Move, “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,” “Late Show with David Letterman” and the stage adaptation of Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame. chasebrock.com 

 

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Scenic Designer

Scott Pask

Scenic Designer

Scott Pask

A.R.T.: Finding NeverlandPippin, Johnny Baseball, The Donkey Show, and design of OBERON. Selected Broadway: Finding NeverlandSomething Rotten! (Outer Critics Circle nomination), Pippin (Tony nomination); The Book Of Mormon (Tony Award); The Pillowman (Tony Award); The Coast of Utopia (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Hewes); Pal Joey (Tony nomination); Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Tony nomination, Drama Desk Award); I’ll Eat You Last with Bette Midler; Promises, Promises; Speed The Plow; The Vertical Hour; Urinetown; Take Me Out; NINE; A Behanding in Spokane; La Cage aux Folles. Metropolitan Opera: Peter Grimes. He is a longtime collaborator with Diane Paulus, and their many projects together include HAIR, Pippin, Finding Neverland, and Amaluna for Cirque du Soleil.

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Costume Designer

Suttirat Larlarb

Costume Designer

Suttirat Larlarb

A.R.T.: Finding Neverland. Broadway: Finding Neverland, Of Mice and Men. Other theater: Frankenstein, Royal National Theatre; The Killer, Theatre for a New Audience; Macbeth, Hartford Stage; Tape, The Lively Lad, Orange Lemon Egg Canary, Humana Festival. TV/Film: Costume & Production Designer: “London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony” (Emmy Award); 127 Hours (Art Directors Guild nomination); Slumdog Millionaire (Costume Designers Guild Award); Trance; Sunshine; The American; The Extra Man; “Cinema Verite” (Emmy nomination); 10,000 Saints; The Good Lie, The Walk (upcoming), Steve Jobs (upcoming). Faculty, Carnegie Mellon. MFA, Yale.

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Lighting Designer

Kenneth Posner

Lighting Designer

Kenneth Posner

A.R.T.: Pippin. More than 50 Broadway play and musical theater credits. He designs extensively off-Broadway, for resident theatres and touring productions throughout the United States as well as internationally. Selected Broadway credits: Finding Neverland, If/Then, Kinky BootsPippin, Cinderella, Hairspray, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Legally Blonde, Catch Me If You Can, The Coast of Utopia: Shipwreck, The Frogs, Side Man, and Wicked. He is the recipient of the Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics’ Circle and OBIE Awards.

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Sound Designer

Jonathan Deans

Sound Designer

Jonathan Deans

A.R.T.: ExtraOrdinary, Jagged Little Pill, Waitress, Finding Neverland, Witness Uganda, The Heart of Robin Hood. Past non-A.R.T. work includes: The Tempest, War of the Worlds, Corteo Arena, LOVE (Refresh), Red Velvet, Kiss Me, Kate (Tony nomination), A Second an Chance, Carrie (Drama Desk nomination), Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Spiderman, La Cage aux Folles (Tony and Drama Desk nominations), Young Frankenstein, The Pirate Queen, Lestat, Taboo, Follies, Seussical, The Music Man, Fosse, Parade, Candide, Ragtime. His work with Cirque du Soleil ncludes: Michael Jackson ONE, LOVE, KA, Believe, Zumanity, O, Mystère, La Nouba, OVO, Corteo, Kooza, Saltimbanco, Viva Elvis. Jonathan also consults, developing future products for live theater.

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Wig & Makeup Design

Rachel Padula Shufelt

Jason Allen

Wig & Makeup Design

Jason Allen

A.R.T.: Marie Antoinette, Crossing. Broadway: The 39 Steps. Regional: The Colored Museum, Huntington Theatre Company; Kiss Me Kate, Hartford Stage, Old Globe; Sense and Sensibility, Dallas Theatre Center. T.V.: "Desperate Crossing" (Primetime Emmy nomination). 

 

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Music Supervisor

Nadia DiGiallonardo

Music Supervisor

Nadia DiGiallonardo

A.R.T.: Debut. Theater credits include: Diane Paulus’s production of HAIR (Music Director), Delacorte Theatre and Hirschfeld Theater; Harps & Angels (vocal arrangements), Mark Taper Forum; The 101 Dalmatians Musical (arrangements with music by Dennis DeYoung; Nerds (arrangements), Philadelphia Theatre Company; The Calgary Stampede (vocal arrangements); Monica! The Musical; Mario Cantone’s Laugh Whore. Television credits: on-air pianist/sidekick for ABC’s “The Tony Danza Show” original music for the syndicated game show “Temptation” and various commercials. Nadia continues to supervise touring companies of HAIR. She is currently the music supervisor for the upcoming production of Nerds: A Musical Software Satire at North Carolina Theatre. As a singer, Nadia was recently seen at the 92nd Street Y with her sisters, as part of the Lyrics & Lyricists series. The DiGiallonardo Sisters are frequent guests on “A Prairie Home Companion” and will be with them at Town Hall this December. They will be recording a new CD this May from a live performance at the Virginia Arts Festival. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Vassar College with a degree in Urban Planning.

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Script Consultant

Peter Duchan

Script Consultant

Peter Duchan

A.R.T: Debut. Off-Broadway: Dogfight (Book; directed by Joe Mantello; Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical; five Outer Critics Circle Award nominations, including Off-Broadway Musical and Book of a Musical), Second Stage Theatre. London: Dogfight (two Evening Standard Award nominations, including Best Musical), Southwark Playhouse. Broadway: The Other Place (Assistant Director), MTC. Film: Breaking Upwards (Co-Writer, Associate Producer), IFC Films. Honors: Richard Rodgers Award, 2011; Dramatists Guild Fellowship, 2011-2012. 

 

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Associate Director

Nancy Harrington

Associate Director

Nancy Harrington

A.R.T.: ExtraOrdinary, Waitress, Finding Neverland, Pippin, The Gershwins’ Porgy and BessPrometheus BoundDeath and the Powers: The Robots’ Opera, Children of Herakles. Broadway/National Tour: Finding Neverland, Pippin, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, HAIR, The Full Monty, I Am My Own Wife. Other projects with Diane Paulus include: Capeman; Turnadot: The Rumble For The Ring; Collaborator of Bill Irwin for 28 years, one of the creators of the Tony Award-winning Fool Moon, Largely New York, The Regard of Flight.

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Casting

Telsey + Company

A.R.T.: Finding Neverland, The Heart of Robin Hood, All The WayThe Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess. Broadway/ Tours: Fiddler on the RoofThe Color PurpleChina DollMiseryAllegianceOn Your Feet!SylviaSpring AwakeningHamiltonSomething Rotten!An American in ParisFinding NeverlandThe King and IHand to GodKinky BootsWickedThe Bridges of Madison CountyIf/ThenThe Sound of MusicLove LettersNewsiesPippinMotownRock of AgesMillion Dollar Quartet. Off-Broadway: Atlantic, LAByrinth, MCC, Second Stage, Signature. Regional: Goodspeed, La Jolla, New York Stage and Film, Paper Mill, Westport, Williamstown. Film: Fun HouseIthacaThe InternRicki and the FlashFocusThe Last Five YearsSong One, A Most Violent Year, Into the Woods. TV: “Flesh and Bone,” “Masters of Sex,” commercials. telseyandco.com 

 

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Production Stage Manager

Thomas J. Gates

Production Stage Manager

Thomas J. Gates

Broadway: The Visit, Pippin, Newsies, Finian’s Rainbow, Hairspray, High Fidelity, Brooklyn: The Musical, Noises Off. Tours: Brooklyn: The Musical, Noises Off, White Christmas (Boston Company), Chicago, Joseph!, Grease. Off-Broadway: The Screwtape Letters, Departure Lounge, Hamlet, Guardians, The Normal Heart, The Exonerated, The Irish ... and How They Got That Way. Regional: Newsies, Curtains, Hairspray, Papermill Playhouse; Jane Austen's Emma: A Musical Romantic Comedy, The Old Globe; Radio Girl, Goodspeed. B.F.A., Niagara University. Proud member of Actors’ Equity. 

 

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Cast

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Jenna

Jessie Mueller

A.R.T.: Debut. Broadway: Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (Carole King; Tony, Grammy, and Drama Desk Awards); Nice Work If You Can Get It (Billie Bendix); The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Helena Landless); On A Clear Day You Can See Forever (Melinda Wells). Off-Broadway: Carousel (Carrie Pipperidge), Lincoln Center; Into the Woods (Cinderella), Delacorte Theatre. Regional: Animal CrackersA Christmas Carol, Goodman Theatre; She Loves Me (Amalia; Jeff Award), Writer’s Theatre. Concerts: Go Your Own Way with Jarrod Spector, NJPAC. 

 

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Cal

Eric Anderson

A.R.T.: Debut. Broadway: South Pacific (Stewpot), original casts of Kinky Boots (Mutt), Rocky (Gazzo/Tommy Crosetti), The Last Ship (Freddy Newlands), Soul Doctor (starring as Shlomo Carlebach; Drama Desk nomination for Best Actor). Recipient of the inaugural Joel Hirschhorn award for outstanding achievement in musical theatre by the L.A. Drama Critics Circle. TV: “The Good Wife,” “Law & Order,” “Alias,” and “Live From Lincoln Center.” Married to Jessica Rush, with a new daughter called Elliot. 

 

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Becky

Keala Settle

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Becky

Keala Settle

A.R.T.: Debut. Broadway: Les Misérables 2014 Revival (Madame Thénardier), Hands On A Hardbody (Norma Valverde; Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Award nominations, TheaterWorld Award winner), Priscilla Queen Of The Desert (Shirley). Off-Broadway: Violet, Encores! Off-Center. First Nat’l Tours: Hairspray (Tracy Turnblad), South Pacific (Bloody Mary), Lincoln Center. Regional: Side Show, La Jolla Playhouse; Joseph..., Ogunquit Playhouse. Workshops: The Last Ship. TV/Film: “The Big C.” Film: Ricki and the Flash

 

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Jeanna de Waal

Dawn

Jeanna de Waal

A.R.T.: Debut. Broadway: Kinky Boots (Lauren - Jeanna will return to the role in fall 2014); American Idiot (Heather). Off-Broadway: Carrie (Chris Hargensen). West End: We Will Rock You. National Tour: Wicked (Glinda). Other theater: The Rocky Horror Show (Janet), The Old Globe, San Diego; Just So (Giraffe), Edinburgh Fringe UK. Film/TV: “The Devil’s Bitch,” B Side. Cast Album Recording: Carrie. Training at The Arts Educational School, Tring Park and BA(hons)Acting from The Liverpool Institute for The Performing Arts.

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Joe

Dakin Matthews

A.R.T.: All the Way. Broadway: The Audience, (Winston Churchill), Rocky (Mickey), The Best Man (Senator Carlin), A Man for All Seasons (Cardinal Wolsey), Henry IV (Warwick/Glendower, Bayfield and Drama Desk Award). Off-Broadway: Measure for Measure, All’s Well That Ends Well, Public Theater; Where’s Charley, Encores!; Freedomland, Playwrights Horizons. Regional: Prince of L.A., A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Old Globe; Three Sisters, Uncle Vanya, A.C.T.; Shadowlands, Misalliance, South Coast Repertory. Film: Lincoln, True Grit, Zero Charisma. TV: “Gilmore Girls,” "Desperate Housewives,” “King of Queens.”

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Earl

Joe Tippett

A.R.T.: Debut. Broadway: Airline Highway. Other Theater: Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, AEG Tour; Ashville, Rattlestick; Happy Birthday, The Actors Company Theater; A Thick Description of Harry Smith, Unanswered We RideFish EyeSeven Minutes In HeavenThe Young Left, Cherry Lane Theatre; Familiar (World Premiere), Yale Rep; The May Queen, Chautauqua Theater Company; Bull Durham (World Premiere), Alliance Theatre; Unanswered We Ride, Edinburgh; Picnic, Triad Stage; Three SistersThe Corn Is GreenRomeo and Juliet, Williamstown Theatre Festival. Film/TV: License Plates, “Boardwalk Empire.” 

 

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Dr. Pomatter

Drew Gehling

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Dr. Pomatter

Drew Gehling

A.R.T.: Johnny Baseball. Broadway: On A Clear Day You Can See Forever, Jersey Boys. Off-Broadway: A Minister’s Wife (Lexy), Lincoln Center; Billy & Ray (Sistrom), Vineyard Theatre; I Believe, Lincoln Center; Anne of Green Gables (Gilbert Blythe), Lortell. Regional: Moby DickJersey BoysHello Dolly, Paper Mill; Utah Shakespeare. Workshops: American PsychoThe Searchers, Big FishSunset Boulevard. TV/Film: Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight (HBO), “30 Rock,” “Smash,” “The Daily Show,” Unsung Carolyn Leigh (Live from Lincoln Center). Carnegie Mellon University. 

 

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Ogie

Jeremy Morse

 A.R.T.: Debut. Off- Broadway: Bloodsong of Love (Lo Cocodrilo, Drama Desk nomination), Ars Nova; The Underclassman (Ham Samuels), Prospect @ The Duke. Regional: How To Succeed... (Finch), Walnut Street; Hello, Dolly! (Barnaby), Goodspeed; Oliver! (Noah Claypole), Paper Mill; The Trouble With Doug (Doug), Theatreworks Palo Alto. Upcoming: Into The Woods (Jack), North Carolina Theatre. Workshops: Eighty-Sixed, Second Stage; Hunter S. Thompson Musical, La Jolla. Concerts: Joe IconisMuse Match, 54 BelowNikola Tesla Drops the Beat (Nikola Tesla), Musical Theatre Factory. NYU Steinhardt. 

 

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Lulu

Giana Ribeiro

A.R.T.: Debut. She has also performed in numerous Kid's Curtain Call productions, including Alice in Topsy Turvy Land, It's a Small World, Island Fantasy, Candy Shop, We Come From Mars, and a lead role as Rebecca in Happy Haunted House

 

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Lulu

Addison Oken

A.R.T.: Waitress (Lulu). Children's Productions: Wonka Kids (Veruca), Annie Jr. (Annie), All Newton Music School; The Sound of Music (Maria), Seussical Jr. (Horton), Needham Creative Arts. Other: Commercials (Edward Jones, Red Sox/NESN), modeling, short films. She also studies dance and in her free time enjoys reading and creative writing. 

 

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Ensemble

Charity Angél Dawson

A.R.T.: Debut. Broadway: Side Show (Fortune Teller). National Tours: The Color Purple (Darlene), Dreamgirls (Effie White). Regional: Kiss Me Kate (Hattie), Hartford Stage Company; Smokey Joe’s Cafe (BJ), Heberger Theater Center; Beehive (Wanda), Arts Center of Coastal Carolina; Aida (Aida), Moscow Regional Theater; The Wiz (Evilene), Valley Youth Theater; West Side Story (Rosalia), Baltimore Lyric Opera House. Education: The American Musical and Dramatic Academy. 

 

 

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Ensemble

David Jennings

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Ensemble

David Jennings

A.R.T.: Debut. Broadway: After Midnight, starring Fantasia and Patti LaBelle; Hands on a HardbodyBrooklyn: The Musical (original Streetsinger). West End: The Genius of Ray Charles (Lead). National: Ragtime (Coalhouse); Porgy & Bess (Porgy); Sister Act (Sgt. Eddie Souther); Side Show (Jake, Ovation Award nominee); Dreamgirls starring Jennifer Holliday (Curtis); Ain’t Misbehavin’ with Ruben Studdard (Andre, Grammy Award nominee for 30th Anniversary recording). TV: “Blue Bloods,” “The Shield,” “The Grove.” 

 

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Ensemble

Corey Mach

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Ensemble

Corey Mach

A.R.T.: Debut. Broadway: Hands on a HardbodyGodspell (Jesus/Judas standby). National Tours: WickedFlashdance the MusicalRENT. Regional: Pippin (Pippin), Violet (Monty), Harold & Maude (Harold), Lippa’s Wild Party (Burrs), I Love You Because (Austin). Yale Institute for Music Theatre acting company. TV: “Codes of Conduct” (HBO; dir. Steve McQueen). Proud grad of Baldwin-Wallace. Absolutely overjoyed to be working on this incredible piece with this dream team. Next up: Invisible Thread at Second Stage directed by Diane Paulus. coreymach.com. 

 

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Ensemble

Ragan Pharris

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Ensemble

Ragan Pharris

A.R.T.: Debut. Theater: The Light in the Piazza (Margaret), Oklahoma! (Ado Annie), Little Women (Jo March). Ragan graduated with a BFA in Musical Theatre from Pace University a week before landing this role. She would like to thank her family and friends for always being so supportive. #cantWAITress. 

 

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Ensemble

Cullen R. Titmas

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Ensemble

Cullen R. Titmas

I only work with rock stars now. A.R.T.: Debut. Broadway/Natl’ Tour: The Last ShipBilly Elliot (Tony), Avenue Q (Nicky/Trekkie). Off- Broadway: Avenue Q (Nicky/Trekkie). Disney: Finding Nemo, the Musical (original Marlin). NYC/Regional favorites: John and JenAIDA (Radames), Footloose (Ren), Forever Plaid (Sparky), and the title role in Floyd Collins. TV: “Person of Interest” Film: I’ve seen SO many good movies. Thanks to all at Telsey and Co., and to my dudes at CGF. 

 

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Ensemble

Stephanie Torns

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Ensemble

Stephanie Torns

A.R.T.: Debut. Broadway: Wicked (Elphaba standby). Regional/ Nat’l Tours: Wicked9 to 5 (Judy Bernly), Les Misérables (Eponine). Many thanks to Diane, Sara, Patrick Goodwin, and the rest of the creative team for allowing me to be a part of such a beautiful show. Much love to my family and Barbara for their endless support. This one’s for you Pa! 

 

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Swings

Emily Afton

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Swings

Emily Afton

A.R.T.: Debut. Broadway: HAIR. National Tour: HAIRPriscilla Queen of the Desert (Diva 1); I Love a Piano. Regional: Smokey Joe's Cafe (Pattie); A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Philia); Chicago (Roxie); Crazy for You (Polly); Kiss Me, Kate (Lois/Bianca); Les MisérablesRagtimeJesus Christ, Superstar42nd Street. BFA Musical Theatre, Emerson. Huge thanks to Diane, Sara, Nadia, and Patrick for bringing me on board with this exciting project! 

 

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Swings

Ben Sidell

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Swings

Ben Sidell

A.R.T.: The Light Princess. Off-Broadway: The Light Princess. International: Ivanov, The Idiot. Regional: The Wedding Singer; Les Misérables; Assassins; The Wild Party; Hello Again; Chalet Mirable; You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. TV/Film: "Complete Works" (HULU), Mischief Night. MFA in Acting, A.R.T. Institute at Harvard '15. 

 

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Band

Drums

Rich Mercurio

A.R.T.: Debut. NYC-based drummer/ producer joins Waitress fresh off of Idina Menzel’s World Tour. He currently holds the drum chair for Diane Paulus’s Broadway production of Finding Neverland and has worked with many artists such as Regina Spektor, Jewel, Enrique Iglesias, Katharine McPhee, Rita Wilson, Rachel Yamagata, Jonatha Brooke, Ben E. King, Darlene Love, and Steven Van Zandt. He has also played for the Broadway productions of Little Shop of Horrors, Martin Short’s Fame Becomes Me, and Sister Act. He owns and works out of his recording studio, Podnoise Studio NYC. 

 

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Guitar, Pedal Steel

Rich Hinman

Guitar, Pedal Steel

Rich Hinman

A.R.T.: Debut. He has toured and/or recorded with Sara Bareilles, Rosanne Cash, Ben Kweller, Marc Cohn, Rhett Miller, Anais Mitchell, Cyndi Lauper, and many others. His solo record, Glacier, was released in 2014. B.A. Yale University, 2001. 

 

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Cello/Guitar

Yair Evnine

Cello/Guitar

Yair Evnine

A.R.T.: ExtraOrdinary, Waitress. Broadway: Waitress (Orchestrator). New York: I Kiss Your Heart (composer), Soho Theater; Rob Roth’s SOUNDSTAGE (composer/sound design/orchestrator), HERE; Love the Struggle (composer/orchestrator), SheNYC. Regional: The Nightingale, La Jolla Playhouse; Alice by Heart, Theater Aspen. International: Lady Rizo’s Under (composer/performer), Edinburgh Fringe Assembly. Music Production: Violet, Lady Rizo; The Ginger Snapped, Jinkx Monsoon. Collaborators include: Duncan Sheik, Meow Meow, Alan Cumming, Lady Rizo, Taylor Mac, Justin Bond, and Spencer Day. Education: MA, Oberlin College.

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Keyboard

Jamie Edwards

Keyboard

Jamie Edwards

A.R.T.: Debut. Jamie Edwards is a multi-instrumentalist, composer and songwriter whose studio and touring work has taken him around the world with diverse artists including Aimee Mann, Michael Bublé, Sarah McLachlan, Ben Gibbard, The Cult, Lori McKenna, Ron Sexsmith, Grant-Lee Phillips, Nelly Furtado and Bryan Adams. He was the music director for Italian performance artist Maria Cassi’s “My Life With Men And Other Animals” directed by Peter Schneider (Lion King producer). His compositions include pop songs, piano music and electronic music. 

 

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Additional staff

Assistant Stage Managers

Jason Brouillard

Stephanie M. Holmes

Assistant Stage Managers

Jason Brouillard

A.R.T.: The Last Two People on Earth: An Apocalyptic Vaudeville. Broadway: Big Fish, Spider-Man, The Best Man, Bonnie & Clyde, Baby It’s You, West Side Story, Jersey Boys, LoveMusik, Hairspray, Frog and Toad, Dance of The Vampires, The Civil War. Tours: An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin, John Lithgow: Stories by Heart, Ragtime, Chess, and Company.

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Assistant Stage Managers

Stephanie M. Holmes

A.R.T.: O.P.C. (Asst. Stage Manager), Witness Uganda (Asst. Stage Manager), The Wedding Band (Staged Reading, Stage Manager). Broadway: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella (Production Asst./Sub. ASM), Off-Broadway: One Night Only (Stage Manager), American Theatre of Actors. Regional: Welcome to Jesus (Stage Manager), Hartford Stage; Dreamgirls (Asst. Stage Manager), Ivoryton Playhouse; The Dining Room, Westport Country Playhouse. 2011/12 Season Production Assistant, Two River Theater Company. Stage Management B.F.A. from Syracuse University.

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Assistant Director

Mia Walker

Assistant Director

Mia Walker

A.R.T.: Finding NeverlandWitness Uganda, Pippin, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, Prometheus Bound, Johnny Baseball. Broadway: Finding NeverlandPippin, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess. National Tour: PippinThe Gershwins' Porgy and Bess. Graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University, B.A. in Visual and Environmental Studies (Film Production). Mia has been assisting for Diane Paulus since graduating in 2010. Mia was also a Resident Director at The Flea Theater in NYC, where she directed new works by Trista Baldwin and Israel Horovitz. Other credits include: Ensemble Studio Theater, The Berkshire Theatre Festival, American Conservatory Theater, NYU Tisch, and Vassar Powerhouse.

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Associate Choreographer

Jason Snow

Associate Choreographer

Jason Snow

A.R.T.: Debut. Broadway: Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark (Resident Director/ Associate Choreographer). Encores!: The Cradle Will RockLost In The Stars (Associate Choreographer). Regional: The Master Butchers Singing Club (Associate Director), Guthrie Theater; Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Associate Choreographer), La Jolla Playhouse/Paper Mill Playhouse. Broadway/National Tour performance credits include: The Little MermaidHairsprayMamma Mia!The Music Man, and Footloose

 

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Dance Captain

Emily Afton

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Dance Captain

Emily Afton

A.R.T.: Debut. Broadway: HAIR. National Tour: HAIRPriscilla Queen of the Desert (Diva 1); I Love a Piano. Regional: Smokey Joe's Cafe (Pattie); A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Philia); Chicago (Roxie); Crazy for You (Polly); Kiss Me, Kate (Lois/Bianca); Les MisérablesRagtimeJesus Christ, Superstar42nd Street. BFA Musical Theatre, Emerson. Huge thanks to Diane, Sara, Nadia, and Patrick for bringing me on board with this exciting project! 

 

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Associate Music Director/Associate Conductor

Adam Michael Kaufman

Associate Music Director/Associate Conductor

Adam Michael Kaufman

A.R.T.: Debut. Broadway: 13 The Musical (Keyboards), Pippin (rehearsal pianist/ sub musician), Book Of Mormon (rehearsal pianist), BCEFA Gypsy Of The Year/Easter Bonnet (Orchestrations). TV/Film: The Last Five Years (rehearsal pianist), From Broadway With Love PBS (co-orchestrator). Off-Broadway: Piece Of My Heart (Associate MD), Hamilton (rehearsal pianist). NYMF: Foreverman (co-orchestrator. 2012 Outstanding Orchestrations). Thank you Nadia and Sara for this incredible opportunity. Love to my amazing family; this one’s for you, mom! 

 

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Associate Scenic Designer

Orit Carroll

Assistant Scenic Designer

Jerome Martin

Associate Costume Designer

Martin Schnellinger

Assistant Costume Designer

Lizzie Donelan

Associate Lighting Designer/Moving Light Programmer

Anthony Pearson

Associate Sound Designer

Drew Levy

Dialect Coach

Dawn-Elin Fraser

Dialect Coach

Dawn-Elin Fraser

A.R.T.: CrossingFinding Neverland. Broadway: Finding Neverland. National Tour: The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess. Off-Broadway: Passing Strange, Public Theater. Regional: Comedy of Errors, Oregon Shakespeare Festival; Passing Strange, Fete de la Nuit, Berkeley Repertory Theate; ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore, American Conservatory Theater. Awards: Sony/ Tisch NYU Faculty Excellence Award; Joan Eckert Fellowship, American Conservatory Theater; Theatre Bay Area CASH Grant; Maureen McKibben Faculty Excellence Fellowship, American Conservatory Theater; Outstanding Faculty Contribution Fall 2009, Spring 2010, Florida Atlantic University; Bay Area Critics’ Circle Award—Best Ensemble, Five Flights. Education: MFA, American Conservatory Theater.

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Spoken Voice

Erika Bailey

Spoken Voice

Erika Bailey

A.R.T.: We Live in CairoEndlings; Othello; ExtraOrdinary; Jagged Little Pill; WARHOLCAPOTE; Burn All Night; The Night of the Iguana; Trans Scripts, Part I: The Women; Fingersmith; Waitress; In the Body of the World; O.P.C. Broadway: Mary Stuart. Regional: New Electric Ballroom, Gloucester Stage Company; Absurd Person Singular, Nora Theatre Company; Arms and the Man, Guthrie Theatre; A Christmas Carol, McCarter Theatre; The Foreigner, Cabaret, To Kill a Mockingbird, Kansas City Repertory Theatre. As Head of Voice and Speech at A.R.T., Erika also teaches voice in the Theater, Dance & Media concentration at Harvard as well as teaching public speaking skills across the university. Education: MA, Voice Studies, the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama; MFA, Acting, Brandeis University.

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Music Assistant

Haley Bennett

Associate to Jessie Nelson

Karen Leigh Hopkins

Assistant to Jessie Nelson

Martha Ross

A.R.T. Production Dramaturg

Amanda Faye Martin

Fight Consultant

Tom Schall

WAITRESS INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Isaac Alter, Harvard University ’16, Music*
Emily Bergquist, Harvard University ’18, Stage Management*
Grace Brakeman, Northwestern University ’19, Artistic
Elizabeth Cahill, Emerson College ’17, Sound
Christopher Conway, Amherst College ’18, Props
Nina Goodheart, Yale University ’19, Stage Management
Sam Hagen, Harvard University ’18, Dramaturgy*
Maxwell Kagan, Horace Mann School ’16, Artistic
Olivia Munk, Harvard University ’16, Directing*
Christian Peterson, Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Sound**
Dan Prosky, Harvard University ’16, Scenic Design*
Laura Trosser, Harvard University ’16, Stage Management*
Taylor Vandick, Harvard University ’16, Choreography*
Luke Walchuk, Minnesota State University, MFA ’16, Sound
Jake Wilder-Smith, Harvard University ’16, Music

*With support from the Harvard University Office of Career Services
**With support from The Jackman Furness Foundation for the Performing Arts (JFFPA)