WAITRESS Announces Creative Pie Recipe Contest

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Lenne Klingaman, Desi Oakley & Charity Angel Dawson. Photo by Joan Marcus.

Cincinnati, OH (November 3, 2017) – Broadway in Cincinnati together with Local 12 WKRC are conducting a local search for the most creative pie recipe, like the signature pies from WAITRESS. As pie is a key ingredient to the storytelling of the show, we are requesting creative pie recipes that mimic the show’s whimsical pies like the “Almost Makes You Believe Again Pie” or the “Key (lime) to Happiness Pie”. To enter, bakers, professional and amateur alike, must send their creative recipes to WaitressPieCincy@gmail.com. Entries will be accepted until 5pm Friday, November 10 with three finalists announced on air Monday, November 13 by the Local 12 Morning Team. The three chosen finalists will appear with their pies on the Local 12 Morning show during the week of November 13-16 with a winner chosen live on the air Friday, November 17th.

The selected baker(y) will be honored as the official pie of WAITRESS in Cincinnati, which includes:

  • Winner will receive 4 opening night tickets and a copy of The WAITRESS Pie Book. The winning recipe will also be posted on the WKRC and Broadway in Cincinnati’s social media sites, and on-air.
  • Two runner-up winners will receive a pair of tickets to opening night on January 9, 2018.
  • Winning recipe featured as an insert in the official WAITRESS cookbook available for sale to audiences during each performance

Contest rules/Requirements of the Baker(y)

  1. Submissions must be received by 5 PM Friday, November 10.
  2. Recipes must be something you can actually bake.
  3. Bakers must be available the week of November 13th to appear on WKRC Morning News.

WAITRESS will play the Aronoff Center for a limited two week engagement January 9 – 21, 2018 as a part of the Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Cincinnati 17/18 season presented by TriHealth. Tickets are on sale now and are available at the Aronoff Center Box Office downtown at 650 Walnut Street, online at CincinnatiArts.org or by phone at 513.621.ARTS.

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.

WAITRESS will play the Aronoff Center from January 9 – 21, 2018: Tuesday – Thursday at 7:30PM, Friday at 8:00PM, Saturday at 2:00PM and 8:00PM, Sunday at 1:00PM and 6:30PM. Tickets start at $30 and will be available at the Aronoff Center Box Office downtown at 650 Walnut Street, online at CincinnatiArts.org or by phone at 513.621.ARTS. For groups of 10 or more, contact the group sales department at 513.369.4363. Performance schedule, prices and cast are subject to change without notice. For more information, please visit www.BroadwayInCincinnati.com.

For more tour information, please visit http://waitressthemusical.com

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Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Cincinnati presented by TriHealth is committed to bringing the very best of Broadway to the Tri-State, presenting touring Broadway plays and musicals in Cincinnati since 1987. For over twenty years, Broadway in Cincinnati has presented all shows at the Aronoff Center.  The Broadway in Cincinnati series brings more than 185,000 people downtown to the Aronoff Center each year, and contributes an average of $30 million to the local economy each season. Broadway in Cincinnati is a member of the Greater Cincinnati Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce and The Broadway League. Fifth Third Bank is the sponsor of the Cincinnati 17/18 Season and the season is presented by TriHealth. LOCAL 12 is the official television station of the 17/18 Cincinnati Season.

BROADWAY ACROSS AMERICA (BAA) is part of The John Gore Organization family of companies, which includes Broadway.com and The Broadway Channel.  Led by 11-time Tony-winning producer John Gore (Owner & CEO), BAA is the foremost presenter of first-class touring productions in North America, operating in 44 markets with over 400,000 subscribers. Current and past productions include BeautifulCats, Chicago, Dear Evan Hansen, Groundhog Day, Hairspray, Hello, Dolly!, Million Dollar Quartet, On Your Feet!, The Producers, School of Rock and Waitress. Broadway.com is the premier theater website for news, exclusive content and ticket sales. For more information please visit BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com and Broadway.com.

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