Waitress at The Paramount Theatre – Seattle
*I was given media tickets to view the show. I have not been compensated. All opinion is my own.
Waitress is showing in Seattle now through September 16! One week only! Get tickets HERE!
Charity Angel Dawson, Desi Oakley, Lenne Klingaman in National Tour of Waitress. Photo Credit, Joan Mar
Waitress is a story about a woman (Jenna) in an abusive relationship who discovers she is pregnant. Surrounded by her friends and co-workers at the diner, the story humorously walks us through what could be a much heavier storyline.
Jenna is in a bad relationship. She is pregnant. She doesn’t want to be a mother.
In an interesting plot twist, her life-long doctor retires and she must trust her new one, and…
The show is super funny, and high energy. Desi Oakley as Jenna is lovely to watch and even lovelier to listen to. The cast is talented and well-matched for the task of delivering humor and lightness around a story with a serious theme
FUN FACT: Paramount Theatre has teamed-up with Dahlia Bakery and are selling little pies to enjoy at the show. We got Chocolate Silk and it was SO GOOD.
Most shows I go to and recommend are family-affairs. This show is not one of those family shows. I do not recommend bringing children or young teens to this one for a couple of reasons
- The edge of abuse in the relationship between Jenna and her husband is a bit raw and might frighten some children
- There are some affairs and a musical number that may go over the heads of little ones, but will not go over the head of any who has been to a sex-ed class, shall we say 😉
- Language. There’s not a lot, but there’s definitely some strong language, along with sexual content. I feel the language was just enough and well-placed, but stronger than I’d recommend for a pre-teen or (young) teen audience.
I do recommend this to see with girlfriends or significant other… it is SUPER funny. Like, VERY. If you do choose to see this with your teen, it can open up great conversation about relationships, adversity, a discussion about expectations around contentment and commitment, and a good discussion about doing the right thing when it’s the hardest thing to do.