LEARN A LITTLE MORE: ‘Waitress’ Broadway tour understudy discusses show
The show touches on several themes, among them love, marriage, dreams, pregnancy, abuse and survival.
“I hope this show inspires people to pursue their dreams regardless of the circumstances they are born into. I also hope audiences walk away with the strength to walk away from unhealthy relationships. And of course, I want people to walk away humming the songs from the show,” Jackson said.
The film and live stage adaptation are similar, she said, but the characters are really brought to life through the theater presentation.
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“The plot of the film and the production are quite similar. But the major difference lies in the presentation of the characters in our production. Thanks to our awesome playwright, Jessie Nelson, we have characters in this show that are very complex, hilarious and full of life. The characters are not there just to serve the main character, but are there to touch Jenna’s life with their talents and eccentricities,” Jackson said.
A few of the musical number include “What Baking Can Do” and “I Didn’t Plan It” to “She Used to Be Mine,” and “Everything Changes.”
“Audiences can expect a lot of laughs, love, unexpected twists, and female empowerment. I think the most powerful moment in the show is the scene in which the three waitresses meet in the pantry to sing my favorite song, ‘A Soft Place to Land.’ It’s where they connect on an emotional level for the first time and share their hopes and dreams,” Jackson said.
WANT TO GO?
Where: Aronoff Center for the Arts, 650 Walnut Street, Downtown Cincinnati
Details: Runs through Sunday, Jan. 21.
Cost of tickets: Tickets start at $30 (Plus service fees.)
More info: Tickets for "Waitress" are available for purchase at www.cincinnatiarts.org. For more information on other shows in the 2017-18 Season and the upcoming 2018-19 Season announcement in February, visit www.BroadwayInCincinnati.com.