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Average customer review: 3.0 star rating (3.2 Stars)

Number of reviews: 32

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1.0 star rating Amsterdam from Toronto, Ontario

HOT GARBAGE

First time I’ve ever left at intermission. My wife and I both hated it. So slow, so boring. I guess I like to eat pie, not hear songs about it. Can I give less than 1 star?

1.0 star rating Disappointed in from Vancouver, British Columbia

DISJOINTED, BORING, 'SAFE', AND STEREOTYPICAL

Worst broadway show I've seen so far. Hubby and I barely made it back for the second act. The characters seemed to be all acting in separate plays, the voices were mediocre, and none of the characters were remotely believable or interesting. While I appreciate a good comedy or a musical or play that tackles a heavy topic, Waitress didn't seem to know which way to go with it. The comedic parts were over acted and incongruent with the serious undertones that were never fleshed out to make any poignant statements. The message seemed to say that women need to find a man and that cheating is okay when life gets tough. While I realise all this happens in 'real life', it wasn't treated as such in the least in this musical. I'd rather it have been a comedy all the way through. The title "Waitress" is grossly misleading. I was looking forward to a comedy about the restaurant/serving industry. Save your money.

1.0 star rating Rudolph from Calgary, Alberta

IMMORALITY DOES NOT EQUAL EMPOWERMENT

Since when do we SING about/celebrate abuse?Since when is Adulterous behaviour outside of marriage the solution for Abuse within marriage ?(Main character) Or when does assuming your male boss’s wife is gay, make it okay to seduce him and fornicate? (Second lead character) I MIGHT be able to understand the play in the context of a comedy, but this just lacks better judgment. The performing arts have such an opportunity to grow community and promote good things. How this show ever got to the stage is beyond me. Recommend it for my mother? No! Recommend it for my Children? No! Our seats? The view: Great! (Jubilee Auditorium-Calgary-Right side on a small balcony.) Sound? Terrible. So much of the sound was not crisp, making it impossible to make out a lot of the words which were being sung. Clearly got the drift of the musical -there was little left to the imagination. The Cast? The Old man-quiet voice, but the orchestra turned the volume down for him. He was the real “un(der)sung hero”.

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colourful Creative ENCHANTING

Waitress is making history as the first musical in Broadway to be lead by four women in the top creative slots!

While many Broadway shows sweep you away into far away worlds and mystical settings, Waitress offers a simply charming slice of life from a small town diner with little to nothing going on.

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