Storming Broadway ~ Waitress

Last week I went to my first Broadway show since being back in the states and it was phenomenal. 

We went to see the show Waitress, which going in, I had no idea what it was about. It looked good and a bunch of my friends said that they thoroughly enjoyed it which made me want to go. What really sold me to go to it was that Colleen Ballinger and Todrick Hall were in it for a 2 week run. Most people know Colleen Ballinger as Miranda Sings, who has a Neftlix original series and travels all around the States to do shows. She and her alter ego Miranda are famous YouTubers and although I really do not like Miranda Sings, I really like Colleen. Her creativity; enthusiasm and hard work really shows. She’s talented and I enjoy most of her content. Todrick Hall is this incredible person who is talented in so many ways. I love his singing and he danes for people like Taylor Swift -whom he’s besties with- he’s also just an all round great guy who I love seeing when he’s performing. 

Let me give you a bit of a rundown of what exactly Waitress is all about and why you should not bring your kids to see the show, no matter HOW MUCH they love anyone performing in the show. 

Essentially waitress is a Musical all about strong women and female empowerment but also domestic abuse. It is based off the 2007 film called the same thing and was adapted by Adrienne Shelly to make the masterpiece that is currently on Broadway. It tells a story of Jenna Huterson who is in an abusive relationship with her husband Earl. When she mistakenly becomes pregnant, she has an affair with her gynocologist, Dr Jim Pomatter. She looks for a way out and deems the local pie competition as a suitable way to make money and get out of the abusive relationship that she is in. It is a sad story of what a lot of women deal with on a daily basis. It is a humorous way to be able to talk about things like this and I am glad I was able to watch it. 

There are a lot of sexual innuendo as well as graphic things that happen on stage but hilarious and very serious. It really isn’t a show you should be bringing a young kid to, which is my only complaint. It really should have been mentioned to people who did not do their research beforehand, much like me. 

Overall, I really enjoyed the show and both Colleen and Todrick really did so well in it!

A special mention to my friend, Charlie who came with me. It was her first Broadway show ever and she really enjoyed it. 

What Broadway shows have you been to? Do you reccomend anything? Let me know! 

Want to read more? Here is my first day of Blogtober 2019. Click here to read it.

 

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