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February 28, 2025

March 29, 2025

SYNOPSIS

A Coming of Age Musical
Book by Jessie Nelson
Music and Lyrics by Sara Bareilles
Based upon the motion picture written by Adrienne Shelly

Brought to life on Broadway by a groundbreaking all-female creative team, Waitress features original music and lyrics by six-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles (“Brave,” “Love Song”), and a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson. Nominated for four Tony Awards (including Best Musical), and cherished by audiences and critics alike, Waitress is inspired by Adrienne Shelly’s beloved film and offers a special recipe for finding happiness in unexpected places.

Jenna, a waitress and expert pie maker, is stuck in a small town and a loveless marriage. Faced with an unexpected pregnancy, Jenna fears she may have to abandon the dream of opening her own pie shop…until a baking contest in a nearby county and the town’s handsome new doctor offer her a tempting recipe for happiness. Supported by her quirky crew of fellow waitresses and loyal customers, Jenna summons the secret ingredient she’s been missing all along — courage.

Waitress has never been produced by TCT or HHT.

WAITRESS is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. (www.mtishows.com)

CO-PRODUCERS

MEDIA SPONSORS

KMAJ Majic 107.7 – A Cumulus Station, WIBW, and WIBW.com

AUDITIONS

Multiple Roles for Men and Women
Saturday, January 4, 2025
1:00 – 4:00 PM
Callbacks immediately following

TICKET DATES

Tuesday, January 14, 2025 – First day to receive mail in
Tuesday, February 4, 2025 – MAIL IN DEADLINE
Tuesday, February 11, 2025 – PHONE LINES OPEN TO MEMBERS
Tuesday, February 18, 2025 – RESERVATIONS OPEN TO GENERAL PUBLIC

SHOW TIMES

Thursday night performances – doors open at 6:00 pm for a 7:00 curtain. We strongly recommend you arrive before 6:30 to place your preshow and intermission snack, beverage and/or dessert orders.

Friday and Saturday night performances – doors open at 6:00 for a 7:30 curtain. If you have dinner tickets, we recommend you arrive by 6:15 to have time to enjoy your dinner before the show starts. If you have non-dinner tickets we strongly recommend you arrive before 7:00 to place your preshow and intermission snack, beverage and/or dessert orders.

Sunday matinee performances – doors open at 12:30 for a 2:00 curtain. If you have brunch tickets, we recommend you arrive by 12:45 to have time to enjoy your brunch before the show starts. If you have non-brunch tickets we strongly recommend you arrive before 1:30 to place your preshow and intermission snack, beverage and/or dessert orders.

We will do our best to provide you outstanding service but if you arrive at, or later, than 15-minutes prior to curtain, we cannot guarantee we will be able to provide you pre-show beverage or food service.

Production Dates

Friday, February 28 – 7:30 PM (Dinner)
Saturday, March 1 – 7:30 PM (Dinner)
Thursday, March 6 – 7:00 PM (Non-Dinner)
Friday, March 7 – 7:30 PM (Dinner)
Saturday, March 8 – 7:30 PM (Dinner)
Sunday, March 9 – 2:00 PM (Brunch)
Thursday, March 13 – 7:00 PM (Non-Dinner)
Friday, March 14 – 7:30 PM (Dinner)
Saturday, March 15 – 7:30 PM (Dinner)

Sunday, March 16 – 2:00 PM (Brunch)
Thursday, March 20 – 7:00 PM (Non-Dinner)
Friday, March 21 – 7:30 PM (Dinner)
Saturday, March 22 – 7:30 PM (Dinner)
Sunday, March 23 – 2:00 PM (Brunch)
Thursday, March 27 – 7:00 PM (Non-Dinner)
Friday, March 28 – 7:30 PM (Dinner)
Saturday, March 29 – 7:30 PM (Dinner)

Production Staff & Cast

STAFF

Director – Shannon Reilly

Stage Manager – Dusty Nichols

Music Director – Nancy Goodall

Choreographer – Kristen Ross

 

CAST

TBA – Multiple Roles for Men and Women

Menu

COMING SOON!

Vegetarian Option

The vegetarian option must be ordered 24 hours ahead by calling the TCT Box Office at 785-357-5211. It will not be on the buffet.

THURSDAY 

PIZZA CHOICES

10” One Topping* – $11.25 plus tax
Hamburger, Pepperoni or Cheese

10” Specialty* – $13.25 plus tax
Deluxe, Meat Lovers or Veggie

Gluten-free crusts are available
for an additional $2.25 per pizza

PASTA

PASTA Spaghetti and Meat Sauce*
with garlic roll – $13.25 plus tax

Pizzas and pasta options must be pre-ordered before 4 PM on Wednesday by calling the TCT Box Office at (785) 357-5211. Your order will be ready when the doors open, one hour prior to your performance and brought to your table when you arrive.

Our catering partner is LaRocca’s Pizza
Not a dedicated gluten-free kitchen
All menus are subject to change due to availability
*menu item may contain gluten

THEATRE CLUB OF TOPEKA

Ask your server for our Mainstage pre-show and intermission snacks, drinks, and desserts menu.
All items are subject to availability. Club service is available to all patrons for prices listed on the menu.