Hilarious Broadway Hit Musical Comes to Southeast Texas – Port Arthur News

ORANGE – The Lutcher Theater is delighted to announce that Waitress will be playing Orange for one night only. Catch the hilarious Broadway hit musical on Thursday, May 5, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $35 to $85 and are available online at lutcher.org.

Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more, active military personnel and students. The show contains mature content. Call the Lutcher Theater box office at 409-886-5535 for more information or to purchase tickets.

Come to the restaurant to meet Jenna, an expert waitress and pastry chef who dreams of stepping out of her small town and her rocky marriage. Pouring her heart into her pies, she makes desserts that reflect her life inside out, such as “The Key (Lime) to Happiness Pie” and “Betrayed By My Eggs Pie.” When a baking contest in a neighboring county – and a satisfying encounter with someone new – gives Jenna a chance for a fresh start, she must muster the courage to take it. Change is on the menu, as long as Jenna can write her own, perfectly personal recipe for happiness.

“The waitress is a little piece of heaven!” says Entertainment Weekly, and is “warm, witty, wise and hilarious. A wonderful treat!” according to Express Online of London.

Waitress opened in 2016 at the Brooks Atkinson Theater on Broadway. Based on the 2007 film, Waitress is the first Broadway musical in history to have four women on the top four creative teams, with a book by Jessie Nelson, a score by the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Awards Sara Bareilles (composer of “Love Song” and “Brave”), choreographed by Lorin Latarro and directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus.

Leading the cast as Jenna is Jisel Soleil Ayon, making her Broadway national tour debut in Waitress. Hailing from Long Beach, Calif., Ayon has built his resume with performances in major productions of Evita, In the Heights, Les Miserables and Guys and Dolls. Don’t miss this uplifting and hilarious musical celebrating friendship, motherhood and the magic of a well-done pie.

Want a sweet evening? Plan a date night at the museum on Thursday, May 5, 2022, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (before the waitress) at the Stark Museum of Art, 712 Green Avenue.

Admission to this event is free thanks to the generous support of the Nelda C. and HJ Lutcher Stark Foundation. Jennifer Restauri Dickinson, Director of Education, comments, “We are thrilled to bring back our Date Night At The Museum event! This special, after-hours event offers visitors the opportunity to experience the museum in a new way and theater ticket holders to stop in before the show. Whether with a loved one or a friend, it will certainly be an evening not to be missed!

Satisfy your sweet tooth with a dessert reception while touring the museum’s atrium with breathtaking Navajo weavings, bronze sculptures by Frederic Remington and Hermon Atkins MacNeil, and American porcelain birds by Dorothy Doughty. Visit the special exhibition ‘Enlarging the View: Contemporary Photography & Connections’ to see new acquisitions and combinations of historical works and contemporary photographs from the museum’s collection. And don’t miss your chance to explore this year’s eighth annual juried student art exhibit, “JUXTAPOSED,” featuring original artwork created by area student artists.

For more information on Date Night At The Museum or The Stark Museum Of Art, please contact Jennifer Dickinson at [email protected] or 409-22–6685.

Enhanced health and safety measures have been taken for guests and patrons, volunteers, performing arts companies and staff. For a full list of COVID-19 precautions and more information about the Lutcher Theater or upcoming events, visit lutcher.org.