The diner is open for business with a full cast for the return of the national tour of “Waitress.” The hit Broadway musical from Grammy Award-winner Sara Bareilles based on Adrienne Shelly’s 2007 motion picture comes to the Moss Arts Center on Tuesday, Nov. 2, at 7:30 p.m.

The performance will be held in the center’s Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre, located within the Street and Davis Performance Hall at 190 Alumni Mall.

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 encounter 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 hilarious hit Broadway musical features original music and lyrics by Bareilles (“Brave” and “Love Song”); a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (“I Am Sam”); original choreography by Lorin Latarro (“Les Liaisons Dangereuses” and “Waiting for Godot”), recreated by tour choreographer Abbey O’Brien; and original direction by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus (“Hair” and “Pippin”), recreated by tour director Susanna Wolk.

This performance is recommended for ages 13 and up.

Ticket information

Tickets for the performance is $45-90 for general public and $25-70 for youth 18 and under. A limited number of $10 tickets available for Virginia Tech students have sold out. Tickets can be purchased online; at the Moss Arts Center's box office, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; or by calling 540-231-5300 during box office hours.

Please note, this performance is not eligible for sale in subscription packages, and subscriber discounts do not apply to the Broadway series.

The Moss Arts Center adheres to the guidelines of the Virginia Department of Health and Virginia Tech in its operations, including protocols for face coverings and cleaning and sanitation. In accordance with current university policy for indoor events, all faculty, staff, students, and visitors to the Moss Arts Center are required to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status. 

Parking is available in the North End Parking Garage on Turner Street for $5. Payment must be made in cash at the time of entry. Virginia Tech faculty and staff possessing a valid Virginia Tech parking permit can enter and exit the garage free of charge. Virginia Tech has also partnered with ParkMobile to provide a convenient, contactless electronic payment option for parking, which may be used at any parking meter, campus parking space, or lot with standard F/S, C/G, or R parking.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Jonathan Boulter at least 10 days prior to the event at 540-231-5300 or email during regular business hours.

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