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Katharine McPhee as Jenna in Waitress. (Photo credit Johan Persson)

Katharine McPhee as Jenna in Waitress. (Photo credit Johan Persson)

Waitress karaoke night announced

Eleni Cashell

By Eleni Cashell First Published 25 April 2019, Last Updated 14 May 2019

If you’ve ever stood in front of the mirror, hairbrush in hand, pretending to belt out your favourite number on the West End stage, we’ve got some VERY exciting news for you.

Adding to the excitement of Waitress serving up a great musical in Theatreland is the announcement of the next “Cast Album Karaoke” night, which will take place on Wednesday 26 June. The hosts of the evening will be announced soon!

Marisha Wallace, Katharine McPhee and Laura Baldwin in Waitress. (Photo credit: Johan Persson).

Taking place after the show, theatre fans can sing one minute of any song from Waitress, live on the Adelphi Theatre’s stage, accompanied by the show’s musical director Katharine Woolley, so you’ll be getting the proper West End star treatment!

If you’re interested in treading the boards and channelling your inner Jenna, Becky, Dawn or Dr. Pomatter, then you just need to sign up at the theatre before that evening’s performance begins.

This is the fifth Waitress Karaoke night, and previous hosts have included Denise Van Outen, Katharine McPhee, Chizzy Akudolu, Jack McBrayer, Heart Breakfast presenter Lucy Horobin, Ruthie Henshall, Laura Baldwin, and Marisha Wallace.

This particular Waitress karaoke night will be in partnership with Gay Times, Europe’s longest-running LGBTQ publication, as part of the celebration for Pride Month.

Brought to London by an all-female lead creative team, with music and lyrics by Sara Bareilles, Waitress tells the story of talented pie-maker and waitress Jenna, who has ambitions of leaving her small town and unhappy marriage behind her. But with life serving up some unexpected change for her, and a baking contest offering her a fresh start, can Jenna write a new recipe for her happiness?

We chatted to the team at Waitress to see how it feels to be part of an all-female creative team and asked for their top tips for any wannabe West End stars!

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Katharine McPhee, who previously played Jenna on Broadway, is reprising the role on the West End until 15 June, and is joined by Marisha Wallace (Dreamgirls) playing Becky, Laura Baldwin (Eugenius) as Dawn, Peter Hannah (Shakespeare in Love) as Earl and David Hunter (Kinky Boots) as Dr. Pomatter.

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Waitress is now playing at the Adelphi Theatre and you can book your tickets right here!

 

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