Broadway in Detroit: Sara Bareilles’ ‘Waitress’ At The Fisher Theatre May 7-19, 2019

Broadway in Detroit: Sara Bareilles’ ‘Waitress’ At The Fisher Theatre May 7-19, 2019
Jessie Shelton, Christine Dwyer, and Tatiana Lofton in Waitress (photo: Tim Trumble)


If you’ve seen the musical Waitress (or listened to the soundtrack), you’ll know the hauntingly-sweet sound of those three little words. I developed a soft spot for Waitress last year when I started listening to one of my now-favorite artists, Sara Bareilles (I know—about time, right?!), who just so happens to be the creator behind the musical’s music and lyrics. All summer long, I’d pop in my earbuds, go on a walk around the block, and absorb Sara Bareilles’ “What’s Inside: Songs From Waitress” (a compilation album of Waitress covers, sung by Bareilles herself). Mesmerized by the melodies, I moved on to the Broadway cast soundtrack and started researching the musical as I added it to my personal “hope to see in person one day” queue. Little did I know, that chance would come sooner than I’d even dreamed, because Waitress is now on tour . . . and it’s-a comin’ to Detroit.

(Disclosure: This post is written in collaboration with Broadway in Detroit. Personal stories and opinions are my own.)

Inspired by the Adrienne Shelly film, Waitress tells the story of Jenna, a waitress and expert pie maker who dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage. With an upcoming baking contest and new doctor in town, Jenna’s life is about to change . . . but maybe not in the way she expected.

Brought to life by an all-female creative team, Waitress features original music and lyrics by six-time Grammy® nominee Sara Bareilles, 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).

Waitress at Detroit’s Fisher Theatre:
Show Dates & Ticket Information

Broadway in Detroit: Sara Bareilles’ ‘Waitress’ At The Fisher Theatre May 7-19, 2019

Show Dates:

May 7-19, 2019

Performance Times:

* Tuesday - Saturday evening performances at 8:00 p.m.
* Sunday evening performances at 7:30 p.m.
* Saturday & Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m.
* Special open-captioned performance on Sunday, May 12 at 7:30 p.m.


Fisher Theatre (3011 West Grand Boulevard, Detroit)

Ticket Info:

Tickets for Waitress start at $39 (includes facility and parking fees). Tickets can be purchased online at or , and also by phone at 800-982-2782. A limited number of premium seats will be available through Ticketmaster and at the Fisher Theatre box office. For group sales (12 or more), please call 313-871-1132 or email Tickets for the open captioned performance may be purchased in person at the Fisher Theatre box office or by phone at 313-872-1000, ext. 0. Performance schedule, prices and cast are subject to change without notice.

**NOTE: I am not an official representative of Broadway in Detroit. Please visit for the most up-to-date information on this show and upcoming shows.

Who's excited to see this new musical? Let me know in the comments which newer or lesser-known musicals are your favorite!