WAITRESS Pie Recipe Contest

Waitress the Musical
Waitress the Musical



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.


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