The University of Iowa
Waitress - Music by Sara Bareilles (“Love Song,” “Brave”)


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ADULTS: $40 / $55 / $65
COLLEGE STUDENTS: $30 / $40 / $50
YOUTH: $40 / $55 / $65
Friday, October 22, 2021, 7:30 pm
Saturday, October 23, 2021, 1:00 pm
Saturday, October 23, 2021, 6:30 pm

Waitress tells the story of Jenna, an expert pie maker who dreams of a way out of her small town. A baking contest and the town’s new doctor may offer her a fresh start, but Jenna must summon the strength to rebuild her own life. Don’t miss this uplifting celebration of friendship, motherhood, and the magic of a well-made pie.

The performance on Saturday, October 23 at 1:00 pm will feature an American Sign Language interpreter and audio description.

Preorder food from the Stanley Café!
Avoid the lines by making your food selections before you come to Hancher Auditorium. The Stanley Café will have staff members ready to get your order—including beverages you order when you pick up your food–fast!



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Complete with the smell of baking pies, Hancher Auditorium will present the hit musical, "Waitress", this weekend.
Daily Iowan - Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Hundreds of viewers of Waitress at Hancher Auditorium this weekend will be greeted by the warm smell of baking pies, and some may even leave the theater with a fresh pie.

Sara Bareilles and Jisel Soliel Ayon
The Gazette - Thursday, October 14, 2021

Jisel Soleil Ayon has never been a waitress and never baked a pie. But the star of “Waitress,” coming to Hancher Auditorium in Iowa City on Oct. 22 and 23, plans on baking every pie in the musical’s official cookbook when the Los Angeles-based actress, 22, is home for the holidays.

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