WAITRESS tonight
Posted by: robert_j 10:13 pm EST 01/08/19

Finally caught up with Waitress tonight and was glad to have made the trip. Sara Bareilles is really very special in this role, beautifully sung of course, but with that extra bit of magic that comes from watching an artist perform her own work. Brava.

Otherwise, the show feels like it has been running for a couple of years, the performances a bit too broad, the direction less sharp. Gavin Creel is still settling in but seems well cast in the role. He does not yet hit the heights of Dolly but I would be curious to see how he develops.

A very young crowd, which was a nice change from the usual. Clearly a lot of excitement for Bareilles, and well deserved.

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