Brava, Bareilles! Sara Shines In Broadway’s “Waitress”
I've always been a fan of Sara Bareilles. Ever since 2007 when I heard her first song on the radio: "Love Song." She wrote, sang and played piano on that tune which we play here on WOBM-FM. Well, now, I'm an even bigger fan! I just saw her starring in the Broadway show that she wrote the music and lyrics for: "Waitress."
In case you hadn't heard, the "Brave" singer and songwriter was nominated for a Tony and a Grammy Award for her soundtrack work. And for a very limited time, she's on stage starring in the show. Her performance is beautiful, funny, and moving. The musical is based on the movie starring Keri Russell of "Felicity" and "The Americans" fame. In "Waitress," Bareilles plays a waitress who feels stuck in a loveless marriage and dreams of a better life.
The musical celebrates friendship, motherhood, and the magic of a well-made pie. It's a heartwarming, feel-good show, that I highly recommend.
In addition to enjoying the show, I also liked seeing the reaction of the audience. There was a lot of laughter and cheering going on. The crowd embraced her even before seeing her. That's because the traditional announcement to silence cell phones was Bareilles singing a song she wrote with lyrics such as, "Do it now while I sing 'cause no one's gonna like you if your phone rings."
To see her singing one of the songs from "Waitress," click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53GIADHxVzM&feature=youtu.be