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Meet Jenna, a waitress and expert pie-maker who dreams of a way out of her small town and rocky marriage. Pouring her heart into her pies, she crafts desserts that mirror her topsy-turvy life such as “​The Key (Lime) to Happiness Pie” and “Betrayed By My Eggs Pie.” When a baking contest in a nearby county — and a satisfying run-in with someone new — show Jenna a chance at a fresh start, she must find the courage to seize it. Change is on the menu, as long as Jenna can write her own perfectly personal recipe for happiness.

Brought to life by a groundbreaking, all-female creative team, this Tony Award®​ ​-nominated hit features original music and lyrics by 7-time Grammy®​ ​nominee Sara Bareilles (“Love Song,” “Brave”), a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (​I Am Sam​) and original direction by Tony Award-winner Diane Paulus (​Pippin​, ​Finding Neverland​).

“​WAITRESS​ is a little slice of heaven!” says Entertainment Weekly, and is “sweet, sassy and passionate,” according to New York Magazine. Don’t miss this uplifting and hilarious musical!


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WAITRESS Pie Contest

The North Charleston Performing Arts Center is conducting a local search for the most creative pie recipe, like Jenna’s signature* pies from WAITRESS, for a chance to win a $100 Gift Card to The Harbinger Cafe & Bakery AND four (4) tickets to opening night! 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.


To enter: Bakers must submit their most creative, whimsical pie recipe – the kind of recipe that expresses one’s hopes, dreams, fears or frustrations – baked right from the heart. This must be something people could actually bake at home.

Please email your submission to [email protected] and include your name, phone number, name of pie, recipe, and detailed instructions. (Please do not send in actual pie or ingredients.)

Submissions must be received by MONDAY, JANUARY 27, 2020 by 11:59 PM. 


Three semifinalists will be selected by the North Charleston Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, January 28, 2020. We will then have our team choose the favorite!


The winning recipe will be named the official pie of the North Charleston run of WAITRESS shows. The winner will also receive:

  • $100 Gift Card to The Harbinger Cafe & Bakery
  • Four (4) tickets to opening night
  • Inclusion on the local theatre website and social channels with the winning recipe
  • Two runner-up winners will receive a pair of tickets to opening night 

Contest rules/Requirements

  1. Submissions must be received by Monday, January 27, 2020.
  2. Recipes must be something you can actually bake.
  3. For all official contest rulings, click HERE